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Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø harbor

Tromsø harbor

 The Sámi People is the indigenous people in the north of Norway, and reindeer is a very important part of their culture.

The Sámi People is the indigenous people in the north of Norway, and reindeer is a very important part of their culture.

Tromsø as seen from the mountains. This view is easily accessible by means of "Fjellheisen" (Cable car ride).

Tromsø as seen from the mountains. This view is easily accessible by means of "Fjellheisen" (Cable car ride).

Tromsø "riviera" - Grøtfjord

Tromsø "riviera" - Grøtfjord

Polaria - the world's northernmost aquarium

Polaria - the world's northernmost aquarium

Midnight sun over Kattfjord (just outside Tromsø)

Midnight sun over Kattfjord (just outside Tromsø)

Ishavskatedralen/ Arctic Cathedral. You can see it from our window.

Ishavskatedralen/ Arctic Cathedral. You can see it from our window.

Prestvannet - local lake close to our home.

Prestvannet - local lake close to our home.

Downtown Tromsø - seen from the sea

Downtown Tromsø - seen from the sea

Øyan, Trym and Marit👋

Øyan, Trym and Marit👋

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Member since

2012


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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
August 28, 2022 - August 31, 2023 1 weeks

This winter we can travel 05.03.23-13.03.23 or during Easter (31.03.23-10.04.23). London is always a favourite and there are direct flights to Tromsø during winter. Norwegian have flights Monday and Friday until the end of March and Wizz Air will fly Monday and Fridays between Tromsø - Luton. Other european cities are also of interest😀 Summer exchanges are normally 2 weeks and we can go between June and August.

Interested in a trip to the land of the northern lights and the midnight sun?


Tromsø is the biggest city in the northern part of Norway, with 70,000 inhabitants. We are also known as the capital of the Artic… TripAdvisor has named Tromsø as the best place in Europe for experiences, and the third best place to have experiences in the entire world! There are direct flights from Norway’s capital Oslo several times a day, with a duration of 1h 30 min. Our flat is appr. 8 minutes from the airport by car, 8-10 minutes walk from the city center and 2 minutes walk from the bus stop.

We are a family of 3 that live in a 115 m2 apartment with a nice view towards downtown Tromsø and surroundings. There are 3 bedrooms with a veranda and a garden. Friendly neighbours and a quiet neighborhood. The flat can accommodate six people. The flat holds all modern amenities including Wi-Fi. We can also offer electric bikes if you want to experience a really fun and efficient way to see Tromsø.

We would be very grateful if our exchange partners could look after our cat Pisil. She's very friendly and independent and requires nothing more than dry food and clean water. She loves being petted. However, we can arrange for others to look after her if you want to go away for a couple of days while you stay in Tromsø.

We're open for most destinations during summer, and cities in Europe during winter.
We have had many wonderful exchanges since we we became members of Intervac in 2012, and we are hoping for more satisfying experiences in the future.

Sincerely,
Marit

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 14 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • School Counselor

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 115 m2
  • Total Area: 200 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Latin America
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United States
  • China
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Spain

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Norsk

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Langnes, Tromsø AirPort - 4 km

  • mountains Tromsdalstinden (7.0 km)
  • forest Storskogen (1.4 km)
  • shopping Jekta shopping mall (4.1 km)
  • golfing Tromsø Golfpark - Breivikeidet (29.6 km)

Tromsø can offer countless opportunities for outdoor activities in an arctic environment as well as shopping and indoor attractions within a radius of 0- 10 kilometers. After all millions of reviews from TripAdvisor’s travelers named us the best destination in Europe for experiences🏃‍♀️: https://www.tripadvisor.com/blog/best-destinations-travel-experiences-world-rankings/ We are one of the best places in the world to see the Northern lights, but we also have many other experiences to offer. One of the experiences we can offer is a closer meeting with the indigenous people of the North- The Sámi. You can get to know their culture through tasting some typical Sámi food, seeing and learning about Sámi artifacts, hearing stories and of course meet reindeer. The Reindeer Sledding is important since it is the oldest known form of transport in the north and central part of the Sámi culture. All of this of course takes place in our wonderful artic nature with stunning fjords and mountains.

Among Tromsø’s most popular attractions that are very close to our house are The Arctic Experience center Polaria, The Arctic cathedral and The cable car. We can also offer a short walk from our house to Telegrafbukta beach, where you can barbecue, have a bath and enjoy a spectacular view. Or you can enjoy a hiking trail from Telegrafbukta by the sea towards the city center. Tromsø museum is also close to Telegrafbukta beach and our home. We also have a very beautiful lake that offers a very nice walk a short distance from our home, called Prestvannet.

When it comes to outdoor activities during summer ( and winter too) we can recommend hiking in spectacular mountains that range from easy to advanced. At sea Tromsø can offer all from the spa boat Vulkana and kayaking to traditional fishing trips. Or simply a trip to one or more of the beautiful fjords, islands and beaches that sourround Tromsø city. And most important of all: during the summer the sun never sets. The Midnight Sun's magical light is a unique experience that everyone ought to experience at least once.
Shopping is also very much a possibility, and in addition to the city center Tromsø has one of the countries largest malls called Jekta. Jekta shopping mall is 65.000 square meters and holds a variety of stores.

If you visit Tromsø during the winter it is good to know that CNN praises Tromsø as, not only one of the world's best sites for watching the northern lights (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/20/travel/best-northern-lights/), but also one of the ten best cities for a winter vacation (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/25/travel/winter-cities/index.html?hpt=hp_c5). We are also interested in shorter home exchanges during the winter time, so feel free to contact us!

For more information about what Tromsø can offer we reccommend :http://www.visittromso.no/en/

If you want to go outside Tromsø you may also visit beautiful, scenic Senja. Senja is Norway's second largest island and is only 50 minutes by car and a short ferry ride from Tromsø: http://www.destinasjonsenja.no/index.php/en/ and http://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en/routes/senja ).
You can also travel by speedboat directly from Tromsø to Harstad city. Harstad is a city 3,5 hours south of Tromsø by boat and is situated on the biggest island in Norway. You can also go there by car. Harstad holds a special part of my ❤️ since it is close to where I grew up, and the city of my childhood. You can read more about Harstad here: https://en.visitharstad.com/

Occupation

  • School Counselor

Children

  • Boy - Age: 14
  • Girl - Age: 16

Pets

  • Friendly and low maintenance cat named Pisil.

About Our Family

Family of 3, with me Marit and my two teenagers Trym and Øyan. With home exchange we hope to experience the culture more from the inside, thus gaining a deeper understanding. We also feel that this is a better way to travel as a family.

Lifestyle

As I have children aged 14 and 16 we would prefer easy access to shops and some activities for teenagers. Our absolutely favourite exchange location is normally a relatively small town with easy access to a big city. Some sun would also be greatly appreciated, but not a must. We also prefer to use public transportation or bikes, so we prefer to stay close to public transportation.

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