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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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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice structure, remembering a Sami house with a fire in the center. In this occasion we could choose between reindeer soup or fish soup. We’ve chosen the first one and was rather delicious! While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the (ice) igloo hotel and/or...More

Thank Little_Frank_22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But who cares? Fantastic food, brilliant snowmobile and reindeer experiences, particularly the latter, overseen by proud and dignified Sami. Also saw the northern lights, overseen by the redoubtable Hans. None of it to be missed! Inspirational time. But to say the truth, the best bit...More

Thank Rosemary K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How often would you stay in a snow hotel? Just due to this i would say its worth giving it a go for at least one night. The surrounding area is dark & perfect for watching the northern lights!

Thank Aloysius L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our chef and waitress Russa (I hope that is the right spelling) was excellent. She recommended the best wine, she treated us like royalty. The food was exquisite and the atmosphere really relaxed and cosy. No rushing, taking our time was important to her. She...More

Thank PaulaMcGann
Reviewed 19 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 18 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 6 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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