My wife and I have just returned from a visit to Tromso (split into two visits by a trip round the coast on the MS Nordlys). We booked both before and after stays in the Viking hotel .The hotel was very easy to find only 200 metres from the bus stop from the airport. We were given a room on the fourth floor looking out to the front of the hotel (the best view) To be honest the room was slightly small. but I was told there were bigger rooms available. There my negatives end because everything else about the hotel was fine. The thing that made this hotel was the staff from Ronja (the receptionist during the evening) to the girls that clean the rooms and all the other staff that made this hotel work. every thing was done with a smile and nothing was too difficult. The breakfast was advertised as continental, which it was, but with added things such as several types of bread and bread rolls with various fish dishes eggs meats, cheeses and salad together with pastries and jams this meant that would be plenty for anybody.
All day (24 hours) there was free tea and coffee in the reception and between 5 and 9 in the evening there was free self cook waffles with cream and jams to put on them.
In the reception area was a tv with about 20 channels many of which were in English with Norwegian sub titles (Odd but true)
The whole hotel has had some form of refurbishment over the last 12 months which meant that the rooms were of modern décor. So don't be put off by the outside appearance because once inside we were met with warmth and friendliness throughout our stay
Well done to all the staff.
Bob and Diane Manning