About this listing
A house with good in the countryside. It easily fits ten and have a nice outdoor kitchen/dining space. Indoor you can relax in the sauna. You will have acres around the house for yourself. There is a little stream with trouts.
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room and a sauna. In addition we have a outdoor kitchen with gas and wood fired pizza oven and a sitting place with a big table. Any type of heating is included in the rent. Inside there is a wood fire stove. In the sauna there is a wood fired stove.
This is a house where you do what you like your self. You make your own food and even can catch it if you're lucky.
This is a place to relax and be in the nature. Perfect to just sit outside watching the Northern lights fly over the sky.
The house do have a boat that is available for those who rent the house. This is a 12' boat perfect for fishing and includes the fishing equipment (just for the summer time).
Some of my guests also have reminded me that this is a perfect area for those interested in photo.
The complete house is for the guests disposition, except for the storage room in the basement.
Interaction with Guests
I will normally not be at the site when guests arrive so direct communication is done by my local host. All guests will be meet by the local host. I'm normally online any time, except for the night, so I try to answer any question immediately.
The area under 'The Lyngen Alps' (Lyngsalpene) are popular both for winter and summer vacations. In the darker months in mid winter you can view the 'Northern Lights' (Aurora Borealis). When the dark wither is turning more over to longer days the skiers appears in the spectacular mountains surrounding the house.
There is a restaurant/bar that have a seasonal opening hours. There is a local grocery store in 10min away.
In winter the local Husky Farm can give you a ride into the mountains behind a sled or you can go horseback riding.
'Northern Light Dog Adventure' is my neighbour where you can book you dogsled tour with Thomas.
In the summer you need to try the good fishing opportunities in the area. Fishing in lakes, rivers, creeks and the fjord is very popular. Go pick your own mussels on low tide.
There is an ancient "Sami Church" that is situated under a big rock formed as a church.
Between the house and the city center there are 3 bus connections per day.
The local host will help to bring you to the grocery store for little fee.
The international airport in Tromsø is just 73 km away. The train station in Narvik is just above 2 hours drive away.
Other Things to Note
If you stay in a summer weekend you may rent a larger boat with skipper for taking the bigger fish in the fjord. The last few years have the number of halibut increased greatly. So watch out for halibut of 100 kg and above.
You will be meet by a local host that will show you around. There is a electronic lock so you will need a entrance code to enter the building. There is free wood for the sauna, pizza own and the inside fireplace. The power and hot water are free and you hire bed linen (80NOK/each).
Host was not present, and hadn't given us the code (make sure to get it), but a neighbor was very helpful and showed us around. However the host had made sure the house and beds were prepared, nicely.
The house is fine and functional, but if you're going there it's because of the amazing environment. It really is spectacular!!
I have stayed in this cabin several times at spring for two weeks of skitouring. The cabin is great for large group of 8 people. It is very nice that all the beds are upstairs so some can go to sleep while others still plan next day in the living room. Also, the basement is very handy to dry your equipment. There's plenty of room for all the equipment which is not typical in cabins for large groups.
Me and my friends like to have sauna very much. The sauna makes this cabin perfect. There's everything in the cabin you need and the location is perfect. Lakselvdalen has very nice steep terrain for freeriding.
I really like that the cabin has improved every year. There's new TV, good stereos and finally also dish washer.
Oystein was very responsive via email, and accommodating of our fluctuating arrival time. The house was fairly easy to find with the directions provided, and was nice and warm upon arrival. The sauna was a sight for sore eyes (bodies) after a long day of outdoor activities. The atmosphere/decor was much different than other Tromso Airbnb rentals, most of which seem to be of the clean/minimalist design school. The country house is very much lived in with mismatch/nicknack/clutter-like-you'd-find-at-grandmas-house charm all its own. The location of the house is quite remote, and perfect for photographing the Northern Lights in total darkness. And don't miss out on dog sledding at the neighbors' house - what a blast!
The house was nice and warm when we arrived. The candles outside in the snow made a very nice welcome in the dark. Catherine and her son came round to show us around and told us to make ourselves at home.
Geweldige tijd gehad! Een gezellig huis met alles wat je nodig hebt. Het huis was al lekker warm toen wij aankwamen en het hout om de sauna op te stoken lag al klaar. Noorderlicht gezien vanuit de tuin. Contact met de verhuurder was heel goed. Hij reageerde snel op vragen, en leuke suggesties over wat er in de omgeving te doen is. Aanrader!
The house and location are great. We saw northern lights out the living room windows 5 out of 10 nights, including 2 nights that were just outstanding. Our parents really appreciated the flexibility of watching the lights from the living room windows or stepping outside to fully appreciate the splendor. We even went sledding under the northern lights with the provided sleds on the hill across the street. The local host was very helpful and friendly. Coming from Florida we really appreciated the amenities like wool socks and snow suits. Just to help in planning purposes, there isn't a microwave and there is not a bathroom on the floor with the bedrooms, but there is everything else you need. The scene
Our stay in Oystein house was amazing! Communication with him was perfect, all instructions were clear so it wasn't a problem that a house isn't in the city, well it was a huge advantage! After a simple but at the same time impressive journey with buses we stopped in the middle of nowhere in front of single house. The impression was really strong especially if you live in a big city. Surrounding is really impressive, with a picturesque mountains around, loads of snow and complete silence.
House have everything you need, and more - sauna and fireplace - which gave us additional fun factor :)
We spend amazing and relaxing time, met great people and have fun ride on dog sled and what's the most important we saw northern lights 3 night in the row just in front of the house!
This host has 53 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Oystein
I'm from Norway, work for a high tech company in Norway. Enjoy playing golf all over the world. And, off cause I like Italian wine (Barbaresco is the favorite) and the Italian food. I do ride my bike in the woods around Trondheim.
In winter time I like skiing both cross country and backcountry.