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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Sorrisniva 20, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 78 43 33 78
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 not staying at the hotel (all though the tables are first of all for the... More 

Thank N0rwegianGirl
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Cessnock, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Just wonderful food. It was so good we had tastings of almost the whole menu. really different and exciting food. Well worth a detour to eat here.

Thank hopkinson
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Sorrisniva to stay in the ice hotel (separate review) We had dinner before going on a reindeer ride and learned about Samis (also highly recommend). The restaraunt is incredible. Almost everything is locally sourced - the fish tasted like it was swimming that morning before being prepared. The food is as good as fine dining... More 

Thank LSehrgute
Alta, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The chef at this kitchen must be the biggest food wizard in the region. Or maybe the gods dropped him at this place to make up for cold, long and dark winters? I have had the chance to eat here several times, and each meal is a treat from heaven. Combining local ingredients with a twist, inspired by the french... More 

Thank Claus J
Andenes, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I was lucky to be able to attend a 3 course dinner at Sorrisniva. The service was outstanding and the quality of the food was beyond any expectation. This is a place that is very easy to recommend to others after such a fantastic evening.

Thank Whalesafari
Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Good menu with high quality local ingredients. Excellent service. Wonderful surprises and small tastes.

Thank NorBrumle
Desborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Our group ate here before sleeping in the Ice Hotel, a truly memorable experience, the Elk ragù was delicious.

Thank Alan W
Bingley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Quite simply the best meal we've ever had. Another trip that we booked independently when visiting Alta with P&O Cruises Oriana. Book tours independently.....MUCH better value for money!! On arrival we had a look around the ice hotel and were initially the only people inside which made it feel so special. What a place! Afterwards we had a truly delicious... More 

Thank John A
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This was our second visit in two years. The snowmobiling was again fabulous. Having again been knitted up in fantastic gear and receiving a very good safety training talk, we set off up through the woods and onto the plateau above. Great out there in the dark with the snow and headlights on. Will definitely be using them again. Afterwards... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?