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Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 78 43 33 78
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Fantastic setting by the Alta river. After a run up the river in a wooden long boat, seeing all the fishing people on the banks of this very fast running river, trying to Catch a prized Salmon, we enjoyed reindeer stew with fresh crusty bread,...More

Thank AussiecoupleMelb
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Alta and Finnmark. Lokal ingredients test have been worked magic on. Alta river outside, delicious food on the plate and something nice in the glass. Well worth the visit! 👍

Thank RSkarvik
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I booked to stay the night, on my Birthday. We kept a room in another hotel in the area just in case. Thank God I did. This shouldn't be called a hotel. It's just a curios place (it's made of ice) but we had a...More

Thank Silvia P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome restaurant. Awesome service. Awesome location. Awesome price. Thank you Sorrisniva for your love.

Thank Emiliano C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Sorrisniva served the best ever supper with local produce - reindeer, elk, seafood, fish - all cooked to perfection. We are in awe.

Thank Emily v
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We travelled to the Sorrisniva expecting the highlight to be our stay in the Igloo hotel, but we were absolutely blown away by the amazing food and service at the Sorrisniva restaurant. All four of us chose different meals and each dish was equally as...More

Thank 1963Kim7
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

After a cold evening in the ice hotel, we had a wonderful diner at sorrisniva restaurant. Great service, really good and fresh food and wonderfull mix of flavor. We really enjoy it. We found the price acceptable for the very high quality. Highly recommended place

Thank Marie R
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our family (9 people) had a fantastic four hour snowmobile expedition with very friendly and excellent guides (Hasse and Maria). Trip over the Finnmarksvidda plateau and we also visited the edge of the Alta Canyon looking over the enormous valley and the steep mountain sides....More

Thank bjornkorslund
Reviewed 29 January 2017

First of all I was very pleased that the restaurant at the hotel was of such good quality as there is no other places to eat when you are staying at the Igloo hotel. I also think it is worth a visit if you are...More

Thank N0rwegianGirl
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

An Norwegian food with delicious taste..using fresh material from organic farm local...an cook by talented chef...a balance and rich flavour....yummy and forgotten.....great thanks Chef

Thank Sophian B
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$25 - US$126
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Finnmark  >  Alta Municipality  >  Alta
  • Phone Number: +47 78 43 33 78
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The restaurant Laksestua (salmon hut) has always been well known for its special architecture, assembling the shape of a Sami lavvo and its pleasant atmosphere. Sorrisniva is in the middle of nature’s larder: the river, the fjord and the plateau offer excellent raw materials for the Chef to turn into delicious dishes. The kitchen follows the food calendar, ensuring the guest have meals appropriate to the season they are in at all time. The restaurant has become one of Finnmark`s best, and our chef Johnny Trasti was rewarded «best chef of the year 2009» in Norway. The restaurant is open for larger groups throghout the year and for a la carte from January to April.
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