Lavvu Restaurant

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Locally Sourced Ingredients

Sorrisniva is renowned for its culinary experience which is based upon locally sourced produce. Our chefs create unique dishes using the best ingredients from Arctic Norway including reindeer and moose from the tundra, seafood from the Alta River and Norwegian sea, vegetables from local farms and berries picked in the local wilderness. Complement your food experience with a special wine from our extensive cellar.

Lavvu Restaurant

The iconic Lavvu restaurant, which represents the Sami tent design, has a special ambiance creating a memorable dining experience. We serve Breakfast and Lunch for all our guests in the Lavvu Restaurant as well as dinner for our Igloo Hotel guests in the winter period. The Lavvu Restaurant is also used for special events with seating for 125 guests.

New & Improved

The Lavvu Restaurant originally opened in 1992 and was known as “Laksestua”. In connection to the development of the new Arctic Wilderness Lodge, Laksestua underwent renovations and became the new and improved Lavvu Restaurant. Here at Sorrisniva we are world renowned for our kitchen and we always strive to improve our innovative dishes. In 2021 we cooperated with the Norwegian National Cooking Team to assemble a new savoury culinary experience for the Lavvu Restaurant each season, which closely relates to the very unique and ever-changing Arctic conditions that we have here in the north.

08:00 - 10:00


Our restaurant serves breakfast based upon local produce including smoked salmon, dried meats, cheeses, yogurts, berries, a variety of breads and the traditional Norwegian waffles.

12:00 – 15:00


We are proud to serve short-travelled dishes composed of ingredients from both local small-scale producers and those we collect from nature ourselves. These ingredients are either found in the surrounding forests, soil, tundra, fjords or sea.
Lavvu Lunch Menu

Lavvu Lunch Menu

17:00 - 21:00
Only available in period 20.12-07.04

A'la Carte

Our chefs offer you their interpretation of Arctic Norway and its powerful and contrasting nature. We offer a culinary experience with a range of dishes, flavors and textures made from local produce. Complement your food experience with a special wine from our extensive cellar.

Lavvu A'la Carte Menu

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Special Occasions at Sorrisniva

Enjoy a special occasion at Sorrisniva’s Lavvu restaurant for your wedding, christening, confirmation, 17th of May or chirstmas dinner event. Our Lavvu restaurant can seat 100 guests and our chefs will ensure that you have a memorable culinary experience while enjoying our fine wines. During the wintertime, you can create an even more special occasion in the Ice Hotel before enjoying your dinner in the Lavvu restaurant.

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