The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Boutique Style Igloo Hotel

Boutique Style Igloo Hotel

Discover The Intimate Charm Of Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

A Novelty Drink

A Novelty Drink

Enjoy A Drink At The Sorrisniva Ice Bar

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

Fly to Alta in Northern Norway and discover the intimate charm and intricate ice architecture of the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Alta enjoys a quieter reputation than neighbouring Tromsø, but delivers no less of a thrill. You can snowmobile across the frozen tundra, mush you own husky team, and delight in the chase for the Aurora Borealis, ‘sleep on ice’ and enjoy gourmet dining at Sorrisniva’s delectable restaurant.

Day 1 UK – Alta & Northern Lights Search 

Fly to Alta (via Oslo). On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Scandic Hotel Alta. The hotel is situated opposite the titanium-clad Northern Lights Cathedral which, when lit up, forms a stunning backdrop against the Arctic skies. This evening you will leave behind the city lights in search of the Aurora Borealis. Your guide will travel along the coast, fjords and inland in search of clear skies and a glimpse of the dancing ribbons that flicker across the heavens. He will also be on hand to offer assistance in capturing this natural phenomenon on your camera. 

Day 2 Snowmobiling and Sorrisniva

After breakfast you will transferred to the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. The day continues with an exciting snowmobile safari where you will follow a former trading route, across the vast snow covered plateau in one of the last wilderness areas in Europe. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in these idyllic surrounds, where you can walk,  go for a kick sled ride of spend some time in the outdoor hot tub gazing at the starry skies. Dinner is at Laksestua, a wooden building shaped like a traditional Sami lavvu, complete with open fire. Here, the chef will prepare you a delicious 3-course meal – Nordic cuisine at its best. You will then retire to your snow room and a comfortable night wrapped in reindeer skins and the warmest of sleeping bags.

Day 3 Husky Mushing 

This morning relax with a warming sauna before breakfast. You will then be transferred to a local husky kennel. Meet your team of dogs and, after instruction, you can try your hand at driving your own sleigh and steering your team of dogs through the Alta Canyon and along the banks of the river. You will then be transferred back to Alta for your final nights at the Scandic Hotel Alta.

Day 4 UK

In the morning you have some time to relax before your transfer back to Alta airport ready for your return flight back to the UK.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
The building of the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel begins as soon as the first snow falls and this year, its 16th, the doors will open on the 6th January 2016. There are just 30 rooms, an ice lounge and bar, a themed sculpture gallery and an exquisitely decorated chapel.
 
The temperature inside the igloo remains constant (between ˉ4°c and ˉ7°c) but the natural reindeer hides, mattresses and sleeping bags will keep you warm throughout the night –although we do recommend you wear thermals and perhaps, a woolly hat!
Scandic Alta Hotel
Scandic Alta Hotel
This is a popular choice for those looking for a convenient and centrally located hotel. Just a  short walk from the town’s shops and restaurants, it also enjoys stunning views of the Northern Lights Cathedral. Modern Scandinavian style rooms have all the facilities required for a comfortable stay including free Wi-Fi and tea & coffee making facilities. It is also the meeting point for many of the excursions starting in the town.