12 Unique Places to Stay in Tromso, Norway, for a Brilliant Trip

Heading to Tromso in search of the Northern Lights, mountain scenery, and general winter-wonderland-y goodness? Then you need to find the best Tromso accommodation for your trip!

From boats and campervans to a hotel made entirely from ice, this round-up showcases some of the most unique places to stay in Tromso.

Unique Places to Stay in Tromso

Whether you’re heading to Norway for an Arctic summer, or chasing the Aurora during winter, there’s no shortage of cool places to stay in Tromso. Get ready for gorgeous mountain views from your bedroom window, wherever that bedroom happens to be…

10 Unique Places to Stay in Tromso

If you’re looking for the best Tromso accommodation to really make the most of your trip, it’s all here! I’ve found the answers to all your questions about where to stay in Tromso.

1. Tromso Ice Domes

This incredible ice hotel has to be one of the most unique places to stay in Tromso. Embrace your inner Elsa with an overnight stay in one of the 7 rooms at Tromso Ice Domes. Everything is built from snow and ice – even the beds are surrounded by an ice frame!

There’s a mini cinema with reindeer-skin covered ice seats, where films are projected right onto the snowy walls.

Even the shots at the ice bar are served in glasses made from ice!

Seriously, you can’t get much icier than this hotel.

Book the Tromso Ice Domes with GetYourGuide and you’ll get a guided snowshoe walk in the evening of your stay, perfect for spotting the Northern Lights far away from the city. The Tromso Ice Domes are only open from 10th December to 31st March so book as early as you can to avoid missing out.

  • Stay overnight in a hotel made of snow and ice
  • Take a guided tour of the Tromsø Ice Domes
  • Have a non alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar
  • Enjoy a meal that was cooked over an open fire in the wilderness
  • Go snowshoeing under the northern lights
  • Drive your own team of huskies the following morning before departure

Check out the up to date prices for the Tromso Ice Dome

2. Arctic Villa in Tromso

where to stay in Tromso

If you’re looking for accommodation in Tromso for a group of people, then check out this awesome Arctic Villa.

With three bedrooms it can easily fit 6 family members or friends, ready for an arctic experience in Norway. You’ll get free WiFi, free parking and be just over half a mile from the centre of the city.

Should that winter sun come out you have a sun terrace and there’s plenty of options for hiking and skiing nearby too. Just click on the link and check out the pictures of this awesome place to stay in Tromso.

See the latest prices for this Arctic Villa in Tromso.

3. Scandic Ishavhotel in Tromso

If you want a Tromso hotel on the harbourfront, right in the centre of the city, then the Scandic Ishavshotel is the one for you.

This functional, super Scandinavian hotel has all the hotel comforts with the unique setting on the harbour. Get a harbourfront view room with all the mod cons for the best views. There’s a bar and restaurant on site, and you’re only steps away from all the fun of Tromso. Here’s a 3-day guide to Tromso if you want more information on how to make the most of your trip, and a break down of the costs of Tromso too.

If you want to stay in one of the high class Tromso hotels on your big trip, then this is a great shout.

See the latest prices for the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso.

4. Tromso Lodge and Camping

This is my favourite of all the great places to stay in Tromso, Tromso Lodge and Camping. Imagine seeing the Aurora Borealis from this house!

I’d love to have my own cosy little space in that lodge to go hiking and exploring from.

Located by the Tromsdalselva River, Tromso Lodges are just 5 minutes’ drive from Tromsø city centre. They have cottages with private patios and kitchen facilities. WiFi and parking are free.

“A seating area and a TV is featured in many of the cottages at Tromsø Lodge & Camping. Cottages have either shared or private bathrooms facilities. The distance between the economy cottages and the shared bathroom facilities is 150 yards.”

– Tromsø Lodge & Camping

On-site facilities include a football field, a sauna, barbecue facilities and a bar. Tromsø Lodge & Camping is nearby hiking trails and other nature experiences, offering closeness to Norwegian nature.

See the latest prices for Tromsø Lodge & Camping here.

6. The Norwavey – Stay on a Boat in Tromso!

Want a really unique place to stay in Tromso?

How about you’re very own BOAT?

The Norwavey is moored in a quiet and beautiful area just outside the city centre, close to the city beach. So you’ll get stunning views of the mountains and sea as you relax on the deck.

This beach houseboat has two beautiful cabins (sleeping up to four guests), a fully equipped bathroom, and a small kitchen.

Although the interior is pretty small, everything has been designed for optimal comfort. Perfect for a truly unique experience in a stunning setting. 

7. Glass Roof Apartment in the centre of Tromso

Glass roof holiday apartment in Tromso

Speaking of the Northern Lights, how about viewing them from the comfort of your own living room? Perhaps with a glass of wine or local vodka in hand?

This incredible Glass Roof Apartment is one of the most unique accommodation options in Tromso city. It’s on the top floor of a house, and the living room ceiling is completely made from glass.

Which means amazing views of the city, the mountains, and – just maybe – the Northern Lights.

Check the latest prices for the Glass Roof Apartment on Booking.com.

8. Koselig Hytte (Cosy Cottage)

Also in Tromsdalen, within easy reach of both the mountains and the city centre, you can stay in one of these two Cosy Cottages. They’re like miniature log cabins, perfect if you want the wilderness experience without getting too far away from the city!

The cabins are self-contained studios, with bunk beds, a small kitchenette, and a living area (complete with Apple TV) all in one room. There’s also an exterior bathroom which is shared between the two cabins.

Although these cute cabins are a little bit ‘back to basics’, they get consistently high Airbnb reviews. And several guests mention seeing the Northern Lights from outside the property!

9. Arctic Homes – Historic Tromsø

Offering impressive city vistas, Arctic Homes – Historic Tromsø provides accommodations featuring a balcony, just a short 200-metre stroll from The Polar Museum. The property boasts complimentary WiFi throughout and offers private parking on-site. The Fram Centre is located 1.3km away, while The Arctic Cathedral is a mere 1.5km from the apartment.

This roomy apartment includes two bedrooms, cosy bed linens, plush towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace showcasing picturesque mountain views. The unit also offers a refreshing shower and a dressing room. It’s worth noting that this apartment is both allergy-free and designated as non-smoking.

Points of interest within easy reach of the apartment encompass Tromsø City Hall, The Art Museum of Northern Norway, and Polaria.

10. Robukta Lodge

Nestled amidst mountain vistas, Robukta Lodge is an eco-conscious villa in Tromsø, providing environmentally responsible lodging within close proximity to The University Museum of Tromsø. This property grants guests access to a patio, ping-pong, complimentary private parking, and free WiFi. The premises are designated as non-smoking and are conveniently located 2.3km from The Fram Centre.

This expansive villa boasts eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, comfortable bed linens, plush towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace that offers breathtaking sea views. For added privacy, the accommodation offers a private entrance.

Guests are invited to unwind at the villa’s in-house bar or lounge area. Additionally, a game of darts can be enjoyed within the villa. For those seeking relaxation, there’s an outdoor fireplace within the villa complex.

Polaria is located 2.3km from Robukta Lodge, while The Art Museum of Northern Norway is a mere 3km away. The closest airport is Tromsø Langnes Airport, situated just 6km away.

11. Scandic Grand Tromso

Conveniently situated on Storgata shopping street in the heart of Tromsø, this contemporary hotel offers a generous breakfast buffet and an inviting in-house bar. The vibrantly decorated rooms come complete with cozy beds and complimentary WiFi.

Each of Scandic Grand Tromsø’s rooms boasts polished wooden flooring, a compact fridge, and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms even feature comfortable seating areas for added relaxation.

In the lobby, guests can help themselves to complimentary tea and coffee, and there’s a convenient shop on-site where you can purchase snacks and beverages. Scandic Grand’s bar is a popular spot for unwinding.

As an added bonus, all hotel guests enjoy complimentary access to Feel24, located just 270 metres away.

The area is renowned for its Northern Lights tours, with The Polar Museum a mere 800 meters from the property and the Arctic Cathedral situated 2km away. For easy transportation, the airport bus conveniently stops right outside the hotel.

Unique places to stay in Tromso

So, which is your favourite of all the Tromso accommodation here? I think if it was me again (one day!), I would have to choose the Tromso Lodge and Camping – it just looks so magical.

hotel in tromso

If you want to search for Tromso accommodation yourself, then I’d definitely recommend having a look round at the Tromso hotels on Booking.com. They have everything from apartments, to camping, to lush hotels, and most have great cancellation policies too.

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