Right from the start of our liaison via email, it was a wonderful experience. Viktoria who was replying my emails was extremely helpful and accommodated to our many requests which I even felt was troublesome.
When we got there, it was even better. Henry, the host, picked us up from the airport and made a stop for us to grab some groceries, knowing that the area we're staying in is not particularly busy and populated for supermarkets to settle there.
It was rainy the whole day and everything looked gloomy and sad. but when we arrived at the cabin it was like "omg is this spot of heaven where we're staying". it was SO GORGEOUS. sure it was cloudy and rainy but i can imagine how beautiful it would be on a clear day. The fjord was literally right at our doorstep and autumn was in full swing, giving the leaves that magical hue to match. Our cabin (cabin 4) proved just as amazing. The kitchen was perfectly equipped with everything you could possibly want, there was a veranda looking out to the fjord, and the lounge upstairs had a huge tv and big glass windows which I believe lets you see the northern lights from the inside on a clear day with strong activity. Bathroom on the second floor was really basic but did the job. The bigger bathroom had a washing machine and even washing powder for you to do laundry. There was even a clothes rack! Basically, what you would want in your house, it was there. It was truly the best stay I've ever had in a foreign country.
Henry made it even better. So kindly and optimistic, his jolly attitude made me leave Tromso with a little less regret despite being unable to see the northern lights. Everyday, he would update us with the weather and activity level and even though he (and us) knew we wouldn't be able to see it, he would always be saying "we shall see we shall see!" and then laugh his signature laughter. He even helped us find out how to get to the city on a weekend with no buses in the area and drove us to the bus terminal (at no charge) to catch that bus! Because of the bad weather, we couldn't really go very far out anywhere but his suggestion of climbing up a hill in the area was really good. the view was really breath taking. but take note though, it's not as easy as he said it was! Norwegians are, after all, fitter than the average person.
Would definitely go back to Tromso again, and most definitely would be staying with ersfjordbotn kystferie again!! thank you so much for making our otherwise disappointing trip so much better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three small cabins in modern Norwegian style with lounge, kitchen, bathroom and 1-2 bedrooms. Boat hire (18ft. 40 hp engine) available. Pick-up from Tromso by prior arrangement. Ersfjordbotn is located 15km from the airport and 20km from the city centre. Activities winter:A legendary Northern Lights photo location, as the lights contrast magnicently with the rugged peaks. Skiing, snowshoeing. Activities summer:A well-known rock climbing location. A fjord rich on fish. Mountain hiking. ... more less