Our plane had been delayed, the last bus had long departed. Hesitantly we rang our host with the news and she couldn't have been more helpful. She told us to take another numbered bus and she would come and pick us up. Awesome.
Just after 1am we arrived. Which did confuse us as the sun was still out. We'd heard of the midnight sun, but come on. The Det Rode Huset itself is an old old timber cottage fully restored and with bedrooms upstairs and downstairs sleeps 6 people - which was great for the five of us.
Next morning bus into town (the cottage is 22kms-ish) from the center of Tromso and there are about 8 busses passing by throughout the day. The two next days was spent hiking the mountains behind the cottage and we had such an awesome time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Det rode huset" ("The red house") dates back to 1889, and has been renovated and furnished in a unique style. It has outdoor seating areas and stunning views of the seashore just 40 meters in front of the house. The house consists of two floors with a lounge, a sitting room and sleeping alcove with 2 beds, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. ... more less