About this listing
Fully furnished, self contained apartment right on the banks of beautiful Kaldfjord. Watch whales swim by the windows, pick wild berries on the mountains, see the northern lights dance overhead or fish from the jetty under the midnight sun.
Tromsø is an amazing city but its real charm lies in the surrounding landscape rather than the city itself. Our apartment gives visitors the chance to live sandwiched between the mountains and the fjord and to experience the wild beauty of the arctic. At the same time, they are just a bus ride away from both the downtown area and the airport.
In the flat, guests have access to a fully furnished flat including washing machine, wireless internet and DVD player. In addition to this they have access to vast mountain areas for hiking or skiing, a stunning fjord and jetty for ocean fishing and a bicycle for summer touring.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to help guests get to know the area but also like to give them the freedom to relax, enjoy and explore themselves.
Located on Kvaløya, the apartment is 20kms outside the city centre of Tromsø. This gives you perfect access to the spectacular scenery and natural beauty that surrounds the city. Towards the end of a cul de sac street, the neighbourhood is quiet and friendly, populated by wildlife as well as people.
Parking is available for tenants on site. Buses to the city centre also stop right outside the door. While the times for these may be limited, another bus stop with a very regular timetable is located about 35 minutes walk away along the edge of the fjord. Beside this bus stop is also a wonderful supermarket with everything you need and selling lots of local fresh produce and products. In the summer, tenants can borrow a bicycle for an additional transport option.
Other Things to Note
We have a minimum three night stay
We hope that tenants can treat the apartment as their own and respect the quiet natural beauty of the neighbourhood. We ask that all tenants leave the apartment in the same state in which they found it.
Fern was friendly and welcoming, helpful when I asked about anything or for anything. Location right on the fjord was great for me, though others might find it a bit remote. The rooms were small but comfortable. I had a great stay.
We had a great stay. Fern and Jay were fantastic hosts. The apartment was warm clean and had everything we needed. The location is nice and quiet and a good base for exploring the area. We will be back...
Really comfortable apartment in a beautiful setting. The main bus stop is about a 2 mile (but stunning) walk from the house so keep that in mind if you have not rented a car. Fern was very responsive to our questions, and her partner was there to great us and make sure we got in okay. Overall I'm glad we got to stay here and recommend it!
It was a very nice stay at fern's Appartement with a beautiful view to the mountains.
Fern and her husband are very friendly and helped us if we had any questions.
The Appartement was clean, very warm and everything was all right. The neighborhood is very quiet so that You can enjoy the journey.
If we come back to tromso, we would stay there again.
We had a great time at the apartment. It is well set up with a good kitchen, bathroom and washing machine. Breathtaking location, with views over a fjord and mountains. Location is close to tromso, but far enough away to feel away from the city and relaxed. Fern was a great host, and was very kind and helpful when the airport lost my luggage. We saw a good show of the northern lights from the front lawn, and surgery just down the street, where there is forest you can walk in. We very much enjoyed our time here and would highly recommend it.
We stayed in Fern's apartment for 4 days in March. We never actually met Fern but were welcomed by her partner Jerrard, who gave us some lovely salmon to eat during our stay. Fern responded quickly to any commuication, questions etc prior to our stay.
The apartment was clean and very warm, with a lovely view over the fjord, and had a small kitchen area with some basic cooking utensils. There were various food items left by previous tenants, but we did not use any as some were out of date, as we had purchased some of our own.
We did not manage to see the northen lights at the apartment, as the weather was either cloudy or snowy. We had already booked on to a photography tour with Creative Vacations and were driven to Finland to clear skies, by Vidar where we were treated to a beautiful display, and would definitely recommend his tour.
The apartment is a short drive from Tromso, and we would defintely recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your stay. We would love to come back and stay for at least a week as the Tromso area has so much to offer and beautiful surrounding scenery.
Appartement idéalement situé au bord d'un magnifique fjord norvégien ! On peut admirer le fjord depuis les fenêtres !
L'emplacement est un parfait point de départ pour visiter Tromso et sa région. Les supermarchés sont à proximité (le plus près est à 2.5 km) tout comme l'aéroport (moins de 20 minutes en voiture). Pour ceux qui n'ont pas de voiture, il y a même une ligne de bus qui passe devant l'appartement.
L'appartement est très équipé et on s'y sent comme à la maison ! On a apprécié la flexibilité de Fern et Jay sur les horaires de départ et d'arrivée !
About the Host, Fern
I am an Australian citizen living in arctic Norway - and loving it!
I work as a biologist, ecophilosopher and yoga teacher.
I am owned by two old Norwegian elkhounds that are both incredibly sweet and incredibly spoiled.