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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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Alta, Norway
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80 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

Thank BigPhil867
Sittard, The Netherlands
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We had dinner in the impressive restaurant. Huge fireplace in the middle. Friendly staff, very good food, nice amuses. Worth a visit.

Thank Peter v
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Great fun, great guide. Whizzing around not as easy to steer as I imagined, but thoroughly enjoyed. Got kitted out to protect from cold, got instruction and were whisked off up the mountain and across the snowy ground.

Thank Jals1
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in Norway, you must visit this ice hotel! An amazing experience & so impressive that someone has made this all out of ice. (It was much bigger than I ever expected). We did not stay over night but even just having a look around was an experience on its own; they even have a chapel made... More 

Thank Sarah W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We spent a lot of money on some kind of package which included dinner - it definitely was not worth it as it seemed that all it included (apart from dinner) was an un-guided tour. They took ages to bring out our food. It was an hour between us ordering and the starter arriving, and by the time it arrived... 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?