My partner and I will be going to Tromso in February 2014 for week and I am considering renting a cabin in Ersfjordbotn. I know there are buses there, but does anyone know how much it costs to go from Ersfjordbotn to Tromso? A 2 year old post which I found indicates 40,- NOK, but things may have changed since.
Would anyone recommend hiring a car instead of relying on public transport? I find it hard to find out how expensive exactly buses are to get around in Troms, e.g. if one wants to venture out of town, and how often they go. So the situation is car hire for ~300 euros min. for a week + expensive petrol + freedom vs expensive buses (probably) + having less freedom (depending on bus schedules) ...
I have also read that roads may be difficult to drive on (packed with ice, etc.) at that time of year. I imagine that at least those roads which the buses use will be cleared, but perhaps country roads less so. Any thoughts on this?
The aim of the trip is to see the Norther Lights; go for walks; maybe some cross-country skiing; see the fjords in winter; etc.
Any other advice or hints & tips would be appreciated too!