The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Discover the intimate charm and intricate ice architecture of the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Ice Artistry

Ice Artistry

View the exquisitely decorated ice bar and a consecrated chapel

Why not enjoy a Suite at the Igloo Hotel?

Why not enjoy a Suite at the Igloo Hotel?

Sleeping on Ice

Sorrisniva Restaurant

Sorrisniva Restaurant

Dine in the Sorrisniva Restaurant

Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobile Safari

Head out through the forest and across vast snow covered plains

The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Discover the intimate charm and intricate ice architecture of the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Snowmobile across the Arctic tundra; mush your own husky team under the Northern Lights and feast on ptarmigan, smoked reindeer and crab.

With building beginning as the snow falls the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel opens its door in January each year and melts away again in the spring. The structure includes just 20 or so rooms and a few suites; ice lounges and sculpture gallery; an exquisitely decorated ice bar and a consecrated chapel.

Annexed to the hotel is something akin to a giant, tent shaped, pine cabin with an open fire, sauna, changing cubicles and restaurant serving Sami inspired dishes from aquatic fowl to chanterelle mushrooms.

Surrounding the Igloo Hotel in the heart of Norwegian Lapland is the Finnmark plateau with its undulating tundra marked only by the old trekking trails and lushly scarred by river valleys with their pine, spruce and birch trees. This is where you can hear ‘the sound of silence’; be awestruck by the density of stars on a clear night in the canopy above you; watch the cold air – blue, pink and yellow but never black.

DAY 1 UK – ALTA 

Scheduled SAS flights  from Heathrow to Alta in Norwegian Lapland via Oslo. Self transfer to the Vica hotel for two nights.
 
DAY 2 HUSKY SAFARI 
Breakfast and private transfer to local Husky Kennels to try your hand at mushing with your own team of dogs along the banks of the Alta River. 
 
DAY 3 SNOWMOBILING & IGLOO HOTEL 
Breakfast followed by morning transfer to the Sorrisniva Igloo hotel for an exciting day and night. The day starts with a snowmobile safari following a forest and valley trail out and across vast snow covered plains. Late lunch at the Igloo Hotel. Afternoon at leisure in these idyllic surroundings on the banks of the Alta river, take a walk, go for a kick sled ride or spend some time in the outdoor hot tub gazing at the starry skies perhaps even seeing the Northern Lights. This evening you could choose to head to the Ice Bar before settling down for one of the more unusual nights of your life; sleeping in an igloo. 
 
DAY 4 ALTA – UK 
Breakfast at the Alta Igloo hotel. Transfer to Alta and the Vica hotel for a last taste of Norway, before self transfer to the airport for return flight(s) via Oslo to the UK.
Vica Hotel Alta
Vica Alta Hotel

After some inhospitable hotel experiences as a young itinerant music teacher, Knut Rydningen firmly believes that a hotel should be ‘home from home’ and it shows. In the sympathetic renovation and extension of the original farmhouse building; in the individual fabrics and decoration of the just 24 rooms; in the ‘Haldde’ restaurant where you can have crab to die for. And, naming the hotel after his daughters Vibeka and Camilla!

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

With building beginning as the snow falls, the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel opens its doors for the 15th time at the beginning of January and will melt away again in late spring. The structure includes just 30 or so rooms and a few suites; ice lounges, sculpture gallery and an exquisitely decorated ice bar with drinks served in hand cut ice glasses.

Annexed to the hotel is something akin to a giant tent shaped pine cabin with an open fire, sauna, changing cubicles and restaurant serving seasonally inspired Sami dishes from grouse breast with cloudberry sauce to hazelnut coated arctic char; marinated salmon to fried reindeer and cloudberry soup to arctic berry pie.

Surrounding the Igloo Hotel in the heart of Norwegian Lapland is the Finnmarksvidda plateau with its undulating tundra marked only by the old trekking trails and lushly scarred by river valleys with their pine, spruce and birch. This is where you can hear ‘the sound of silence’; be awestruck by the density of stars in the sky’s canopy above you and watch the blue, pink, and yellow colours of the cold night air