Visit the magical Sorrisniva Ice Hotel   

You can’t miss the Sorrisniva Ice Hotel, the northernmost ice hotel in the world, while visiting the Alta region. The interior and exterior of the hotel is made entirely from snow and ice. Join a guided tour to learn more about this unique building, its history, and the building process (which is repeated every year).

  • World’s northernmost ice hotel
  • Local craftsmanship
  • Snow and ice artwork
  • Unique surroundings
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 132

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes

The Ice Hotel is located in Sorrisniva, 12.4 miles from Alta town center in idyllic surroundings on the banks of the Alta River. The hotel measures approximately 27000 square feet and the entire exterior and interior is made of snow and ice. This includes the rooms, the beds, and even the glasses in the ice bar! Apart from its 30 or so bedrooms, the Ice Hotel also houses suites, a bar, a chapel, and an art gallery.

The hotel is decorated with exquisite ice and snow sculptures, crafted by local artists. The theme changes every year, which ensures a unique experience. Skilled guides tell you all about the history and the building technique used for the snow and ice hotel. Before you leave, sip a complimentary drink served in an ice glass at the bar. There is also a small souvenir shop in the hotel.

Practical information:

  • Language: English and Norwegian

  • Included: Iced drink

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes

  • Walking information: In and out of the bus Walking in the hotel. 160–275 yards

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes