The world’s northernmost igloo hotel

Sorrisniva is a traditional family business, located just beside the world-famous Alta River. For over 30 years, the company has been providing wonderful adventures for our guests, with nature as the main ingredient.


Sorrisniva 20, 9518 Alta


+47 784 33 378



Focusing on local resources creates the moments you will not forget. Here you can visit all year round, with activities adapted to the different seasons. Here, among other things, riverboat tours, snowmobile tours, Northern Lights hunting, and Sami experiences are arranged. A magnificent ice hotel is built every winter, which creates a fantastic atmosphere for the guests who visit us.

In our cosy restaurant you can enjoy different dishes that are adapted to the season at any time. The menu is combined with local produce.For us, it is important that the guests’ experience is characterized by good quality and pleasant hosts.

With over 30 years of experience, Sorrisniva has now become a recognized destination for tourists from all over the world. Over the years we have served thousands of guests powerful experiences – with nature as the most important ingredient. Everything we have is based on local and genuine ingredients, and we deliver these with care and pride.

Lavvo Restaurant can accommodate both small and large groups with the best dishes. Sorrisniva has established a solid reputation for high quality food and serves local resources adapted every season.

The summer months are bright and sunny. From June to September you can experience the riverboat tour up the world famous Alta River. With one of our experienced boaters, you get a boat trip with the best experience Northern of Norways nature can offer. Towards majestic Sautso, Northern Europe’s largest canyon, the valley becomes narrower and the nature wilder. We depart at fixed times from Sorrisniva, but we can also accommodate larger groups.

Our winter adventure offers many different experiences. You can go on organized snowmobile tours up to the Finnmark plateau, with view over the Northern Europe’s largest canyon. Upon request we arrange snowmobile safaris for longer trips with accommodation, VIP tours or trips tailored to your needs.

Our Sami experience includes a tour with reindeer and sled, with visits to the lavvo, a Sami tent, where you also get an insight into Sami culture and history. This activity can also be booked in the evening where you are looking for the Northern Lights.

Our traditional Igloo Hotel is built every year, which opens in December. With various thmes the hotel carries its distinctive character from one season to another. Our guests are welcomed by us when checking in, and staying guests will have a tour of what we have to offer. Our Igloo Hotel is a very popular destination for both day tourists and visitors. You can also book a wedding in our beautiful ice chapel.

Welcome to Sorrisniva

Are you ready for one or more wonderful experiences with us in Sorrisniva? We offer many different activities tailored to each season.