Accommodation types: Ice
Location: Alta  Norway  West Europe
Igloo Hotel, Sorrisniva Alta – Northern Soul
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Sorrisniva  
Igloo Hotel

Alta is the northernmost city in the world that has over 10,000 inhabitants. Its location in a valley along the banks of the river Alta means it is sheltered from the vicissitudes of the climate to the extent that its land does not develop permafrost. It is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights and there is a permanent scientific study centre based there. Every winter, on the riverbank, an Igloo hotel is built for adventurous tourists. The hotel is an ice-carved wonderland full of amazing sculptures and lighting. The temperature is around -5ºC inside so make sure you pack your thermal underwear! Your mattress is made from amazingly warm reindeer hides and there are special sleeping bags to make sure you have a comfortable night. There is a centre next door where you will find the toilet, changing rooms and sauna so you have the option of a heated environment if you wish. The hotel can also arrange for you to stay in a traditional ‘Lavvo’, the tent of the native peoples of the area. Dog sleds and snowmobile adventures are also essential to the Alta experience.

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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel restaurant building
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel restaurant
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel ice gate entrance
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel ice gate entrance with a girl
Ice bar with ice shots
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel ice bar
Ice igloo and a girl
Ice sculpture and a girl
Girl looking at an ice sculpture of a man
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel ice sculpture
Romantic ice igloo
Asian couple in the igloo hotel room
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel room
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel chapel
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel ice chapel
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel jacuzzi
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Sorrisniva 20, 9518 Alta, Norway
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