Accommodation

If you are travelling to Northern Norway for an Arctic holiday, it’s important to find the right accommodation so you can stay in comfort and have enough rest to get the most out of your Arctic adventure!

Northern lights in Tromsø
People watching the Aurora lights
Reindeer in Tromsø

Reasons to visit the Norwegian Arctic during winter

You may be wondering why you should visit the Norwegian Arctic for a holiday. Here are several good reasons:

  • It’s one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights.
  • The Polar Night allows more opportunities to see the Northern Lights (from as early as 6pm until as late as 3 or 4am.
  • Tromsø is not as cold as you might think. Owing to the warm currents of the Golf Stream, Tromsø is far milder than other places at the same latitude.
  • You can see whales (including orcas and humpback whales) from November to January in the Tromsø region.
  • It’s a photographer’s paradise – the mountains, landscapes, Northern Lights, snow and Arctic animals offer everything you have ever dreamed of!

If you are travelling to Tromsø and looking for an easy way to get from Tromsø airport to your hotel in downtown Tromsø, you can take the Airport Express Bus. This big red bus will transport you between Tromsø airport (outside the domestic arrivals) and the city centre and vice versa. The trip takes approx. 15 minutes and the bus stops outside several city centre hotels.      

Airport Express outside Tromsø Airport

Aurora Hut

The premium glass igloos at Hatteng (1 hour and 20 minutes from Tromsø) are designed for two people and on a clear, starry clear night the 180-degree panoramic glass walls/roof enable you to enjoy the magical sight of the Northern Lights from the warmth and comfort of your bed! As well as  experiencing being in the middle of the wild Arctic nature surrounded by mountains and snow, you can experience the Northern Lights and the Arctic sky. All the Aurora huts feature a private toilet, and you are welcome to use snowshoes and fat bikes free of charge during your stay here.

 This close-to-nature experience offers you several optional add-ons such as relaxing in the on-site sauna and/or jacuzzi after an active day. You can also try snowmobiling, either during the day or in the evening, in the stunning Signaldalen valley.

After spending a relaxing night, you will be served a delicious breakfast in the morning around an open fire in a lavvu (traditional Sami herder’s tent).

Aurora hut from the inside

Aurora Hut

The premium glass igloos at Hatteng (1 hour and 20 minutes from Tromsø) are designed for two people and on a clear, starry clear night the 180-degree panoramic glass walls/roof enable you to enjoy the magical sight of the Northern Lights from the warmth and comfort of your bed! As well as  experiencing being in the middle of the wild Arctic nature surrounded by mountains and snow, you can experience the Northern Lights and the Arctic sky. All the Aurora huts feature a private toilet, and you are welcome to use snowshoes and fat bikes free of charge during your stay here.

 This close-to-nature experience offers you several optional add-ons such as relaxing in the on-site sauna and/or jacuzzi after an active day. You can also try snowmobiling, either during the day or in the evening, in the stunning Signaldalen valley.

After spending a relaxing night, you will be served a delicious breakfast in the morning around an open fire in a lavvu (traditional Sami herder’s tent).

Available tours at the Aurora Hut:

Price NOK 1995 / pp

Signaldalen Daytime Snowmobile Excursion – including transfer from and back to Tromsø

Price NOK 2195 / pp

Signaldalen Evening Snowmobile Excursion – including transfer from and back to Tromsø

Bardufoss Hotel

If you are looking for a unique accommodation getaway in the wilderness, Bardufoss Hotel is a great option! You will find this hidden gem in the village of Bardufoss, located roughly midway between Tromsø and Narvik. A stay here enables you to combine genuine Norwegian local life with activities in the surrounding area, making your stay here a unique experience!

After the Second World War, and as there is an airport and military base in the region, the need to expand Bardufoss became evident. A hotel was built here but unfortunately it burned down in 1963. The hotel was rebuilt and is now run by a local family with strong roots to this region. You can read more about Bardufoss and what to do there here.

Bardufoss hotel
Two persons having fun in the snow

Bardufoss Hotel

If you are looking for a unique accommodation getaway in the wilderness, Bardufoss Hotel is a great option! You will find this hidden gem in the village of Bardufoss, located roughly midway between Tromsø and Narvik. A stay here enables you to combine genuine Norwegian local life with activities in the surrounding area, making your stay here a unique experience!

After the Second World War, and as there is an airport and military base in the region, the need to expand Bardufoss became evident. A hotel was built here but unfortunately it burned down in 1963. The hotel was rebuilt and is now run by a local family with strong roots to this region. You can read more about Bardufoss and what to do there here.

You don’t need your own transport to get to both of these destinations – we can take you there on the Arctic Route!

You don’t need your own vehicle to stay at the Aurora Hut. You can travel there and back on the Arctic Route, a bus transportation service that operates daily during the wintertime (from 1 December to 31 March).

You can then book your return transport from Tromsø and back again on The Arctic Route website (route Tromsø – Alta – Tromsø, stop name Hatteng).

Available tours Bardufoss Hotel:

Price NOK 1395 / pp

Dog Sledding from Narvik

Transport from the hotel to this activity is not included though can be arranged via the hotel upon arrival.

Price NOK 1395 / pp

Fast-paced Arctic fun with snowmobile from Narvik

Transport from the hotel to this activity is not included though can be arranged via the hotel upon arrival.

Price NOK 1395 / pp

Meet the Oskal Sami Family and their reindeer

Transport from the hotel to this activity is not included though can be arranged via the hotel upon arrival.

Price NOK 315 / pp

Polar Park Arctic Wildlife Centre

Transport is not included, you can book your bus via the Arctic Route: Hop on the Arctic Route bus to Polar Park. See route 915.1 Tromsø – Narvik and route 915.3 Narvik – Tromsø for your way back to the hotel.

You don’t need your own transport to get to both of these destinations – we can take you there on the Arctic Route!

Aurora Hut:

You don’t need your own vehicle to stay at the Aurora Hut. You can travel there and back on the Arctic Route, a bus transportation service that operates daily during the wintertime (from 1 December to 31 March).

You can then book your go and return transport from Tromsø and back again on The Arctic Route website (route Tromsø – Alta – Tromsø, stop name Hatteng).

Bardufoss Hotel:

You also don’t need your own vehicle to stay at the Bardufoss Hotel. You can travel there and back on the Arctic Route.

You can book your go and return transport from Tromsø and back again on The Arctic Route website (route Tromsø – Narvik – Tromsø, stop name Brdufoss).