Our hotels in Tromso
Tromso the Arctic capital, is surrounded by beautiful landscapes of mountains, fjords and islands. the city is easy to arrive by car, so you can explore the nature at your own pace. Don’t miss out on the vibrant nightlife in Tromso and its wide selection of restaurants!
accommodation in Tromso
We have 2 hotels in Tromso, Scandic Ishavshotel and Scandic Grand Tromsø. Scandic Ishavshotel has a beautiful location right by the harbour in the ‘Paris of the North’, next to the Hurtigruten and only 6 kilometres from the airport. Our breakfast at Scandic Ishavshotel has won the county’s best breakfast award 7 times in a row, so get up early and enjoy a delicious and energetic start to the day. At Roast restaurant we serve fresh and delicious sea food, in addition to tasty meat dishes. Everything is prepared in our open kitchen.
Scandic Grand Tromsø is located in the middle of Tromso city centre, and the airport bus stops right outside our door. Our restaurant at Scandic Grand Tromsø offers a large breakfast buffet every day, and Gründer Café & Bar serves lunch and dinner in an informal setting. On the weekend, our bar becomes a part of Tromso’s nightlife, and is called Gründer by night.
The polar city Tromso, also called ‘Paris of the North’, is northern Norway’s largest city, offering lots of culture and history. The city is the perfect starting point for anyone wanting to see the fantastic natural phenomenon of the northern lights (September–March). Several local businesses arrange excursions to search out the northern lights. If you’re here between May and the end of July, the midnight sun is the most spectacular attraction for most visitors.
Tromso city centre is close to seemingly untouched nature, so for outdoor enthusiasts, the city is an optimal starting point for fishing trips, biking, paddling, dog sledding and whale safaris. Lyngsalpene mountains rise 1,800 metres up from the Arctic Ocean, and challenge both beginners and experienced mountain hikers in summer and winter.
Tromso offers a lot of other activities as well, and we recommend a visit to the beautiful Arctic-Alpine Botanic Gardens, Polar Park – northern Norway’s only and the northernmost zoo in the world, the Polar museum, the mountain lift up to Storsteinen to experience the best views of Tromso, a trip to Kvaloya island and Tromso Lapland, amongst other things.
After having participated in Tromso’s activities, the Arctic food traditions make sure you get a refill of energy. Tromso is a treasure trove of fresh ingredients, and the city’s skilful chefs create delicious dishes based on local ingredients. Several of the restaurants have excellent reviews from both city locals and tourists on Tripadvisor. Among restaurants you’ll find the elegant Skirri, Emmas Under, Fiskekompamiet Sjosiden, Ra Sushi, Presis Tapas, Bardus Bistro, and last but not least Roast at Scandic Ishavshotel.