Sommaroy Arctic Hotel

Skipsholmvegen 22, Tromsø, 9110, Norway
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visiting sommaroy,tromso

by drkany78

hi frnds,
well i m in desperate need of some information.I m young medical researcher from india planning to visit sommaroy,tromso for a seminar in mid august....can anybody be kind enough to guide me the cheapest way to reach sommaroy from it train,bus or flight...i m not looking for any direct info about cheap travel from kolkata,india to sommaroy as this i know will be a tough call....waiting eagerly for reply...

Re: visiting sommaroy,tromso

by FletteMette

Sommarøy is situated an hour's drive or so from Tromsø. Flight Oslo - Tromsø, and bus from there.

Re: visiting sommaroy,tromso

by FletteMette

Oh, and is usually cheaper than (flights Oslo - Tromsø.)

There are some pics etc of Sommarøy on my Tromsø page here on VT.

Few days in Tromso

by GreenWolf

Thanks to everybody whose given info on the forum; invaluable. I'm heading up to Tromso from 13/6 to 19/6 and doing the Midnight Sun Marathon on the 16th, so I have a couple of days spare either side of it.

I guess I'll spend one walking around Tromso, and was wondering about the other days. Sommaroy sounds good for a trip, while I've also heard the bus ride to Fauske in the south is very scenic.

Also, is it okay to camp out in any of those locations, and is a visa card better than traveller's cheques?

Re: Few days in Tromso

by FletteMette

A VISA card will work just fine - there are lots of ATMs in the town centre, and most shops, plus all restaurants, taxis, hotels etc will accept VISA.

Fauske? That's really far..the bus ride down there would take at least ten hours. I have travelled by bus Tromsø - Narvik (same direction as Fauske) and can't really say that I found the bus ride to be particularly scenic. (but hey, I'm Norwegian and used to the scenery here!;o)

Sommarøy is really nice, and definitely worth a visit! (I'm not going to tell you to take a look at the tip on my page, as I know you've already checked it out - thanks for that..;o)

As for camping, yes you can camp near Sommarøy (but maybe not *on* the island) - there's a nice bay (with a small sandy beach) called Sandvika (I believe) which might be a good place to pitch a tent. There are also cabins for rent on Sommarøy - they have an excellent location right by the sea.

Re: Few days in Tromso

by GreenWolf

Hi, thanks for your answers, and yes it was a really good read.

The guy from Tromso info recommended doing the Fauske-Tromso bus ride in daylight, as I was thinking of travelling north overland at first, but maybe he just meant it was more scenic than the rest of the trip north.

Cheers, Marc.

Re: Few days in Tromso

by 30something

About the bus ride Tromsø-Fauske. The scenery between Fauske and Narvik is very nice, but I totally agree with Mette that the distance Narvik-Tromsø is not that special.

Re: Few days in Tromso

by FletteMette

Just a little updated info... :o) I've been out to Sommarøy today, actually - and yeah, there are places on the island where you should be able to pitch a tent (for example just to the right after you've crossed the Kvaløya-Sommarøy bridge.. :o) Just remember that you must be at least 150 m from a house or cabin (and on uncultivated land, of course) - for more about the right of access, see this website:

Travel Tips for Tromsø

City web site

by ealgisi

Want to have general information about the city, events, shops, restaurants etc...
I suggest to go and check out the official Tromso city web site, you can also download brochures, maps, etc...


by Maria_75

Samis (or Lapps) are the indigenous people of Norway. Their native territority stretches in a circle through the north of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

The history of the samis tells about a people that through many centuries have been driven further and further north by other people.

They have been oppressed by other cultures and countrys for a long time, but the last decades they have slowly started to gain more rights, have their own laws and even their own council.

Most samis live off reindeer-herding, and many still live in a very traditional way. Their culture and Finno–Urgic language is unique, and so are their traditional costume and footwear. Design for life in a harsh environment, nomadic lifestyle, and spiritual and aesthetic preferences.

life up north

by call_me_rhia

Tromso calls itself the “Paris of the North” and the “Gateway to the Arctic”. The essence of this town is well described by these 2 names. It’s a spirited lively town which boasts plenty of street music, cultural happenings and more pubs per capita than any other town in Norway. I liked the museums a lot. Museum-wise there’s a wide choice of exhibits about arctic life and exploration in the city, while the triangular iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral, adds the finishing touch.

Do some cross country skiing,...

by menno_d

Do some cross country skiing, for example on a sunny day in the early spring. It's amazing how close to the town centre pre-set tracks in beautiful nature have been made. What I gonna miss the most when I will leave is the bright midnight-sun nights, when you can sit all night long in the sun drinking and talking.

AURORA BOREALIS - the northern light

by Maria_75

Aurora (light) borealis (northern) is a fantastic phenomenon. It can be seen in many parts of Norway, but the more north the more frequent and magnificent.

This beautiful dancing light occurs when solar wind hits the magnetic fields of the earth. When the particles collide with the gases in the ionosphere they start to glow, and this beautiful, mystical light appears.


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