Hi, I am going to be in Tromso next week, and I am planning to do at least one full-day trekking day-trip. I am looking for a trail route recommendation. I have seen some shorter recommendations online, but I am looking for something a bit more substantial (at least 20 km). Anyone?
Hello. I am going to tromso next winter, in late january, I am not used to freezing weather, and gonna spend 4 days there. It is adviceble to rent a car?
Hello. I am trying to find out whether there is a bus from Tromso to Bardufoss. If you have a web site link, I would appreciate it.
Hi, I'm going to Tromso for 3 days in hope to see the northern lights. I realise it varies greatly depending on what activities we decide to do, but can anyone give a rough guide on how much money to bring with me? Thanks
Hi, I'll be flying to Tromso in March armed with little more than a good tent, a significant amount of warm kit, a stove, some food and a bottle of good Scottish whiskey. I plan on heading out of the city almost as soon as I'm in it, but as of yet can't make out the best direction to go in. There are a lot of camping sights in the area but from what I make out, it's legal to pitch a tent mostly anywhere that's nowhere, right? Anyway, this being my first real adventure in the cold I figure it'd be a good idea to talk it through with some people in the know-how. Has anyone here done anything similar in the area? Is there anything I'm missing here? Any recommendations? Thanks for any advice/warnings/comments you can offer
Hi, I'll be in Tromso for 5 to 6 nights starting 7th Feb 2013 hoping to catch the auroras. As it is hard/impossible now to find cheap accommodation in tromso (as i'm travelling alone, but open to people who might want to join/share), I expect most of my budget will go to hotels for at least 5 days. Hence can anyone make recommendations on the following: (1) Dark places good for aurora photography, not more than an hours walk from Tromso (2) Or similar locations as (1) but accessible by bus ride from tromso, including bus number (3) Budget aurora tours, if any, i've checked GuideGunnars, not sure if his rates are considered cheap 1200 NOK, but the are fully booked anyway for February. (4) Budget dog sledding tours - would love to give this a try Cheers Kevin
Hi everyone, I am staying in Sommaroy Arctic Hotel in October 2012 and is wondering what kind of public transportation I can take from the airport to the hotel. I will arrive on a Sunday afternoon, and I think the public bus 420 is not available on Sundays. Apart from taxi, is there any other alternatives? Thanks, Suzanne
Hi I’m in my mid 20’s and planning a trip to Tromso for March 2013. Like most visitors, I’m also coming to see the Northern lights and off course to have fun in the snow. I can’t seem to find anyone of my friends that’s willing to dig as deep into their pockets as Norway needs one to, so I’ll be travelling alone. I usually end up meeting a lot of other travellers during my solo trips, by staying in backpackers, but I’m worried that there might not be as many young travellers to your area due to the high costs. Is this a valid concern? Where should I stay to increase my chances of meeting other young travellers? Or are there specific tours or trips you can recommend?
Hi, The "Visit Tromso" website has a tip for aurora-hunters that says the following: Take bus 37 to the Tromso Museum, then walk along the west coast for severalo hours to Givaerbukta, from where you can get frequent buses back to city center." I have several maps of Tromso, including most of the island, but can't find Givarebulta either there on by using Google. Can anyone help? Thanks very much. Cathy
Hello everyone! I have problems to get to lofoten on 6th, April. The bus stop and there is no flight. Do you have any suggestions?
I need to arrange transfers for a party of 4 from Tromso airport to the port on the 16th March. Can you help please?
Hi, I'll have several days in Tromso and one of the things I love to do is just take local buses to nearby villages to explore sights off the usual tourist trail. I've found four routes and may only be able to do two of them. Which two might be more scenic? Susannejord, Kvaloyvag, Bellvik, or Grunnfjordbotn? Thanks very much. Cathy
Hi, I;ll be in Tromso for about 5 days and would like to explore using local buses. Can anyone direct me to a site where I can find schedules? I want to be able to take a bus to a nearby town (for example, Fagernes) and be able to get back the same day without having to hang around for hours waiting for a return bus. I think there was a bus route that goes to Holtveien and over the hill to the airport? Where can I find information, and will the schedule also identify where the bus originates from? Thanks very much in advance for any help you can give me. Cathy P.S. What is "Prostneset" and where is it? I have a schedule of buses to Narvik that leave from here.
Hi there Im coming to Tromso for the 3rd week of March, and Im just wondering if anyone can recommend one of the many Northern Lights chasing / viewing companies...... Or if anyone knows of someone who might do it on a more 'informal basis' ? Also, Im wondering if it possible to take PUBLIC TRANSPORT to a possible viewing location - or is that a bad idea . . . . ? Norway looks SOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL, but Im a rather poorly paid Graphic Designer . . . so Im not sure what I can afford to see :(( Thanks for your help Nick London, UK PS. helpful answers win a cake ;))
Hi, I am moving to Tromso in March 2012 for 6/7months stay. My husband has to work in the Northern Research Institute. I have 2 children aged 3 years and 9 months at present. I am wondering how to dress them, hoping to have the things required before we get there. Will 'ski wear' be required as in the heavy ski jacket/pants, fleece layers, all in one suit for my youngest etc. We have no immediate plans for actual skiing, however I have read sources that say it is definitely needed for outdoor playing etc at this time of year and other sources saying it will soon be summer and to wear regular springtime clothes...? Any help/suggestions are welcome, thank you.
i have finally booked the hotel (clarion hotel bryggen) for our stay in March 2012. We have never been to norway and we would love to see the lights, i know that they may not been seen and its a chance. Can anyone let us know any advice, trips, tips etc to make our stay a great stay. We will be staying for 3 nights. Many thanks Tracey
I'm planning on visiting Tromso next year to view the Northern lights, its my wifes dream and I want to take her for our anniversary. I was thinking about visiting in October, does anyone know if this will be a good time of the year to go and if there will be much activity? I have checked lunar activity in October and it looks like there will not be much moonlight around the 14th - 19th. Also, does anyone know if we will be able to go dog/raindeer sledding in October or is it only certain times of the year? Any information would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
I'm planning to travel to Tromso on the 20/Feb/2012, can someone tell me how can I do it with trains. My trip will be from Stockholm to Troms then back to Oslo. It is a little bit confusing as I'm finding that trains travel to Narvik or Bodo, but there is a scenery train to Flam as well. So for sure I need help for this trip especially from locals. Thanks George Malta
Hi all, Another quick question! I've booked my trip to Tromso for March next year (so excited!) and would love to visit the Wolf Camp at the Polar Zoo. Firstly, has anyone done this and if so, would you recommend the experience? Also, does anyone know if there is any public transport that goes from Tromso to the zoo? I don't drive, and will be on my own, so taxis etc would be far too expensive I think. Any advice gratefully received!
Hi, friends! I am coming to the Tromso area August 23 to the beginning of September. Does anyone have suggestions for hiking/mountaineering routes around Tromso and in the Lyngen Alps? I'm an experienced hiker/climber, and I'm not looking for tours/guides. On a related note: I'd really like to find someone to come with me on a mountain trip of sorts, so if you'll be in the area, let me know if you're interested! Or, if you know somewhere in Tromso that is good for finding hiking partners, that information would be really useful to me as well. Like, maybe they have a mountaineering club in Tromso? Thanks! Dana
OK this is the big question - would you go to Iceland or northern Norway in your quest for the aurora? I plan to go in Feb 2012. Is Reykjavik better to stay in than Tromso? (I understand they're about the same size), Where is beer even slightly affordable? Is there more to do in Iceland?(as it appears after my research)Flights seem cheaper to Norway - what is your experiences?
Hi! I'm hoping to visit Tromso for a few days in February, my main intention being to see the Northern Lights. Can anyone recommend any budget accomodation - (around £25 pn ish) as I keep being told everything is very expensive, and I don't have a big budget. I will be alone and without my own transport - is there anywhere great to see the aurora without venturing too far from town? Thanks!
Hi, I'll be arriving in Tromso in early evening and waiting for the southbound Hurtigruten ship to arrive at 23:45. One of the main purposes for my traveling in March is to see the aurora, if I can. Therefore, I'm wondering if there's a relatively dark spot not too far from the ferry terminal where I might wait a bit, in case it's a clear night? Thanks very much for any suggestions you can give me. Cathy P.S. I'm not interested in tours or similar; I only want a place to wait a few hours until the ship arrives. I do realize the ship is a better place to look for auroras (after it leaves the harbor), but I don't want to waste any opportunity, as you can never tell when you'll get a clear sky, etc.
Is there a vegetarian-friendly restaurant or two in Tromso?
Can anyone recommend a good hotel to stay in Tromso? I want to be sure that I get a good place to stay as it's my 40th birthday, so I want comfort, warmth, and good service! I have two hotels reserved, and almost veering towards staying at the Radisson Blu for safety's sake as it's a hotel chain I know. Price is not really the issue, although needs to be within reason. I seldom go on holiday, and I want this to be a memorable experience for the right reasons (ie a good time rather than rubbish hotel!) Any advice is very much appreciated. I'm going in January 2011.
I have a MSR whisperlite camping stove, and do no wish to fly with the fuel bottle. Is there anywhere in Tromso that sells camping equipment where I am likely to be able to purchase an MSR fuel bottle.
We will be arriving in Tromsø around the beginning of July and plan to live in our tent in a campsite. I have heard that Tromsø camping can be a bit crowdy and is not ideal for tents. Did anyone stay at Tromsø camping lately (last year maybe) and can comment on this? Did anyone stay at a camping close to Tromsø that you can recommend? We will hopefully be a lot out in the nature exploring the area around Tromsø as well as the city so it would be ok with 20-30 km distance from the city.
Dear all, I have just been reading up the travel forum on Tromso, apology for yet another question and all help appreciated. I am in London and am thinking to go to Tromso next week for about 10days(is it enough?)... after reading a lot about the midnight sun, hike etc ... i thought it would be great if i could do the same.. I have, however, a few concerns: a) I am backpacking - what is the next cheapest accommodation? I found only ONE hostel, Tromso Hostel but it will only open in June - which is not ideal for me b) I dont drive - would it be a problem ? i see there were a few discussion on taxi - are taxi the main means of non-private transport? c) I am planning to do a lot of walking, mountain trekking/hiking, glacier trip and I read about a tour to Nordkapp to see midnight sun? Sounds pretty interesting - is it worth it, i mean would the local do it as well ? or mainly for tourists? There are plenty of suggested tour and activities in visitnorway.no .. but it all seems to be tour-oriented, is it possible for me to trek on my own ? Can I apply my backpacking experience in Switzerland and Southern europe in Tromso ? as in there will be some like-minded people travelling around and possibly making some hikes together? Also, if i were to be going on a long hike, do I have to give myself a lot of time to get back to accommodation (perhaps buses are not as frequent, taxi?).. Please excuse this silly concerns as it is hard for me to imagine the vastness of the region.. Ok, I shouldn't get carried away .. and I might have been a bit ambitous on what i want to do with the limited time and financial resources ... could anyone suggest what are the must see/do if I were to go to Tromso in the summer? Luxury accomodation is not my thing, I enjoy mountain hiking and glacier would be a plus.. many thanks in advance.. kind regards khoon
Hi. We are coming to Tromsø for the Midsummer's Eve and we were wondering if there are any communal bonfires in the city and do they gather a lot of people?
Hi We are visiting Tromso in July, and wanted to go to the tromso plantarium. Can you tell me if it is definitely open, and how far from the city, as I have limited Mobility, and also is there a good taxi firm? I have just read that it may not be open anymore, and yet some sights say, shows are still going on? Thanks J and G