Away from it All
Away from it All

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Alta, Norway


This faraway land in the northwestern corner of Europe, borders the Atlantic Ocean, allowing Norway to boast one of the longest coastlines in the world. Also extending to include the Svalbard archipelago and Jan Mayen, Norway includes the territories of Bouvet Island and Peter I Island in the Antarctic region. Here is a country for nature lovers, with breathtaking fjords and glaciers, summer’s midnight sun and a sparsely populated wilderness.


The northernmost city in the world surpassing 10,000 inhabitants, based on the mainland of Norway, Alta is the largest town in Finnmark and offers northern lights, midnight sun, mountains, Sami culture, reindeer and UNESCO-protected rock carvings. Let the  breathtaking lakes in Alta like Iešjávri, Juovvajávri, Kovvatnet, and Stuorajávri take you away.


20 kilometres from Alta’s town centre along the Alta River.




Northern Europe

By Air

Fly from Oslo to Alta (Direct Flight: Approx. 2 hours)

By Road

20-minute drive from the airport or Alta city center

Recommended stay

2 nights

Recommended add-ons


Best time to visit

Since the hotel  stays open for just 4 months of the year from Jan to April, the best time to visit is then.

Northern Lights

Experience the fantastic Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. The best period for  observing the Northern Lights is when the skies are clear during the autumn and winter from October to April.

Staying in a Lavvo

Stay in a lavvo (sapmi tent) in the middle of the Finnmark Plateau, watching the northern lights up close enjo ying fresh fish caught under the icy lake just a few hours ago.

Dog sledging and snow mobiles

Discover adventure framed against the  brilliant blue light and contrasts which are so distinctive of Finnmark in the middle of winter. Try dog sledging or g o on a snow mobile safari.

Rock carvings in Alta

Bear witness to  prehistoric human activity at the UNESCO protected rock carvings that bear the traces of a settlement dating from c. 4200 to 500 B.C.

Come away from the town of Alta to the idyllic surroundings on the banks of the Alta River. Step into a new structure every year, for this one of a kind hotel,resurfaces like a phoenix as it is rebuilt every January after melting away in the spring. Discover a front door almost indistinguishable from the rest of its snowy surroundings, covered in reindeer fur. At the unique Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, while you will be wrapped in the warmth of the Reindeer leather sleeping pads and ultra-warm sleeping bags.

Apart from its 30 bedrooms, the Igloo Hotel houses suites, an ice-chapel, an ice-bar and several lounges as well as a sauna and 2 bookable, outdoor hot tubs for warming up and relaxation. Let your senses soar with the local specialties and produce offered at the 2 on-site restaurants. With artistic ice sculptures throughout the hotel, there’s no doubt that the Igloo Hotel will take you far away from anything you’ve ever known, to a place where every moment is blissfully perfect.

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