Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel


Once you have first taken the trouble to travel all the way to northern Norway, you might just as well go the whole way: put on your thermals and your woolly hat, climb into a sleeping bag and sleep like an angel in a room constructed of snow. Because Sorrisniva has a 2,500m2 igloo hotel, located just outside the Northern Lights city of Alta, where you will be ideally positioned for seeing the Northern Lights.

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Winter Wonderland


Dog sledding has become even more popular than ever before. The popular dog sled race, Finnmarksløpet, has attracted many dog lovers to the Northern Lights city of Alta. This race runs for 1,000 kilometres, from Alta in the west to Kirkenes in the east and back again. It is the longest dog sled race in Europe, with the rough Finnmark landscape providing both two-legged and four-legged participants with an experience they will never forget. This race has been described as being the most beautiful winter adventure.

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Alta - the city of the northern lights

Alta is a great choice for vistors seeking to experience the magic of the Northern Lights. As since year 2000 it has been named the city of the Northern Lights. The stable climate with many days of clear sky and in general very good weather conditions are reasons why several international scientific expeditions carried out in Alta. In 1899 Kristian Birkeland bulit the world's first Northern Lights observatory  in the top of Mt. Haldde.

 

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Activities and Attractions

  • Alta museum

    Alta museum

    The rock art in Alta is one of seven Norwegian listings on the UNESCO world heritage list

  • Pæskatun

    Pæskatun

    Peska is one of the slate mountains in Alta. Up at the mountainside of Peska the slate quarry Pæskatun/Alta Skiferprodukter AS is located.

  • Holmen Husky Lodge

    Holmen Husky Lodge

    Join us on a thrilling dog sledding adventure in winter light! Experience wonderful nature, mountains and rivers in a unique way, on a dog sledding adventure with our four-legged friends here at Holmen Husky Lodge.

  • Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Experience the wonderful nature of Finnmark summer and winter. Sea fishing, safaris, midnight sun, northern lights, eagle, halibut, whale, reindeer and other arctic animals.

  • BorealisAlta

    The beauty and power of the northern lights have fascinated people across the ages. While various cultures have told their own stories about the aurora borealis, researchers have been looking for a scientific explanation of the phenomenon.
  • CampAlta

    CampAlta

    Alta river have always been an important part of life in Alta. The river supports a wide ecosystem of plants and animals, in which gives a rich stream of fish for humans whom live here. Alta river is considered one of the best salmon rivers in the world,...

  • GuideGunnar

    GuideGunnar

    One of Norway’s most innovative and experienced tour guides, GuideGunnar is known for his energy and enthusiasm, sharing generously his in-depth, local knowledge of heritage and country. Educated mountain guide, GuideGunnar was one of the first in...

  • Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva is a year-round adventure and activity company, located on the banks of the River Alta. In 2009 we got the award for the year Hospitality Business of Innovation Norway. In the winter you can visit the largest and northernmost ice hotel. You...

  • Northern Lights Husky og Trasti & Trine

    Northern Lights Husky og Trasti & Trine

    Trasti & Trine and Northern Lights Husky are based in Øvre Alta, 10 km from the centre of Alta. We offer dog sledding, various dining experiences, and accommodation.

  • GLØD Explorer

    GLØD Explorer

    GLØD, which means glow in English, was founded in 2005. From our base in Alta in the North Norwegian county of Finnmark, we offer bespoke Arctic adventures and expeditions for individuals and groups.

  • Gargia Fjellstue AS

    Gargia Fjellstue AS

    Gargia Mountain Lodge is located in the south of the Alta valley beside the old post road from Alta to Kautokeino that then crosses the Beskades terrain. You can find this little gem in beautiful natural surroundings just 30 minutes from Alta Airport.

  • Icecube of Aurora

    Icecube of Aurora

    Icecube of Aurora is a local tourist fishing boat that engages in adventure tours in Altafjord.

  • Sami Siida

    Sami Siida

    Experience Sami culture, food and traditions. A warm welcome to our Siida!

  • SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    Enjoy the view over Altafjorden in the fantastic slopes at SarvesAlta alpinsenter.Her kan du stå på ski/brett under nordlyset og nyte fargespillet og stjernehimmelen.Vi har 6 løypetraseer pluss gode muligheter til off pist kjøring og snøpark med...

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Taste of the Arctic

  • Restaurant Alta

    Restaurant Alta

    In Scandic Alta located in the center of Alta, you will find Restaurant Alta. Located just 1 hour and 50...

  • SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    Enjoy the view over Altafjorden in the fantastic slopes at SarvesAlta alpinsenter.Her kan du stå på...

Accommodation

  • Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Experience the wonderful nature of Finnmark summer and winter. Sea fishing, safaris, midnight sun, northern...

  • Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva is a year-round adventure and activity company, located on the banks of the River Alta. In 2009 we...

  • Scandic Alta

    Scandic Alta

    The hotel is perfect for anyone wishing to experience Norway’s spectacular nature up close. With a meeting...

  • Alta Gjestegaard & Spa

    Alta Gjestegaard & Spa

    Altafjord Gjestegaard & Spa is situated in Bossekop, 6 kilometres from Alta airport - in idyllic surroundings...
  • Alta River Camping

    Alta River Camping

    Alta River Camping is situated in scenic surroundings on the banks of the Alta River. The distance to the center...

 

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