Intervac lid sinds2012
|June 27, 2022 - August 19, 2022||2 weeks|
Interested in a trip to the land of the northern lights and the midnight sun?
Tromsø is the biggest city in the northern part of Norway, with 70,000 inhabitants. We are also known as the capital of the Artic… TripAdvisor has named Tromsø as the best place in Europe for experiences, and the third best place to have experiences in the entire world! There are direct flights from Norway’s capital Oslo several times a day, with a duration of 1h 30 min. Our flat is appr. 8 minutes from the airport by car, 8-10 minutes walk from the city center and 2 minutes walk from the bus stop.
We are a family of 3 that live in a 115 m2 apartment with a nice view towards downtown Tromsø and surroundings. There are 3 bedrooms with a veranda and a garden. Friendly neighbors and a quiet neighborhood. The flat can accommodate six people. The flat holds all modern amenities including Wi-Fi. We can also offer electric bikes if you want to experience a really fun and efficient way to see Tromsø.
We would be very grateful if our exchange partners could look after our cat Pisil. She's very friendly and independent and requires nothing more than dry food and clean water. She loves being petted. However, we can arrange for others to look after her if it is not convenient.
We're open for most destinations during summer, and cities in northern Europe during winter.
We have had many wonderful exchanges since we we became members of Intervac in 2012, and we are hoping for more satisfying experiences in the future.
- 1 Volwassenen
- 2 Kinderen
- 12 Huisruil ervaringen
- School Counselor
- Type woning: Flat
- Verdieping: 2
- Omgeving: In de stad
- Slaapkamers: 3
- Badkamers: 1
- Aantal slaapplaatsen: 6
- Leefruimte: 115 m2
- Volledige oppervlakte : 200 m2
In mijn huis
- Huisdieren - Niet toegestaan
- Kleine kinderen - Toegestaan
Type van ruil
- Gratis internet aansluiting
- Air condtioning
- Fietsen: 3
- Geen rokers
- Zorg voor huisdieren gewenst
Je lijst van voorkeur bestemmingen
- Open voor alle aanbiedingen
- Faroe Islands
- Great Britain
- United States
Dichtstbijzijnde luchthaven: Langnes, Tromsø AirPort - 4 km
- Tromsdalstinden (7.0 km)
- Storskogen (1.4 km)
- Jekta shopping mall (4.1 km)
- Tromsø Golfpark - Breivikeidet (29.6 km)
Tromsø can offer countless opportunities for outdoor activities in an arctic environment as well as shopping and indoor attractions within a radius of 0- 10 kilometers. After all millions of reviews from TripAdvisor’s travelers named us the best destination in Europe for experiences🏃♀️: https://www.tripadvisor.com/blog/best-destinations-travel-experiences-world-rankings/ One of the experiences we can offer is a closer meeting with the indigenous people of the North- The Sámi. You can get to know their culture through tasting some typical Sámi food, seeing and learning about Sámi artifacts, hearing stories and of course meet reindeer. The Reindeer Sledding is important since it is the oldest known form of transport in the north and central part of the Sámi culture. All of this of course takes place in our wonderful artic nature with stunning fjords and mountains.
Among Tromsø’s most popular attractions that are very close to our house are The Arctic Experience center Polaria, The Arctic cathedral and The cable car. We can also offer a short walk from our house to Telegrafbukta beach, where you can barbecue, have a bath and enjoy a spectacular view. Or you can enjoy a hiking trail from Telegrafbukta by the sea towards the city center. Tromsø museum is also close to Telegrafbukta beach and our home. We also have a very beautiful lake that offers a very nice walk a short distance from our home, called Prestvannet.
When it comes to outdoor activities during summer ( and winter too) we can recommend hiking in spectacular mountains that range from easy to advanced. At sea Tromsø can offer all from the spa boat Vulkana and kayaking to traditional fishing trips. Or simply a trip to one or more of the beautiful fjords, islands and beaches that sourround Tromsø city. And most important of all: during the summer the sun never sets. The Midnight Sun's magical light is a unique experience that everyone ought to experience at least once.
Shopping is also very much a possibility, and in addition to the city center Tromsø has one of the countries largest malls called Jekta. Jekta shopping mall is 65.000 square meters and holds a variety of stores.
If you visit Tromsø during the winter it is good to know that CNN praises Tromsø as, not only one of the world's best sites for watching the northern lights (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/20/travel/best-northern-lights/), but also one of the ten best cities for a winter vacation (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/25/travel/winter-cities/index.html?hpt=hp_c5). We are also interested in shorter home exchanges during the winter time, so feel free to contact us!
For more information about what Tromsø can offer we reccommend :http://www.visittromso.no/en/
If you want to go outside Tromsø you may also visit beautiful, scenic Senja. Senja is Norway's second largest island and is only 50 minutes by car and a short ferry ride from Tromsø: http://www.destinasjonsenja.no/index.php/en/ and http://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en/routes/senja ).
You can also travel by speedboat directly from Tromsø to Harstad city. Harstad is a city 3,5 hours south of Tromsø by boat and is situated on the biggest island in Norway. You can also go there by car. Harstad holds a special part of my ❤️ since it is close to where I grew up, and the city of my childhood. You can read more about Harstad here: https://en.visitharstad.com/
- School Counselor
- Jongen - Leeftijd: 14
- Meisje - Leeftijd: 16
- Friendly and low maintenance cat named Pisil.
Over onze familie
Family of 3, with me Marit and my two teenagers Trym and Øyan. With home exchange we hope to experience the culture more from the inside, thus gaining a deeper understanding. We also feel that this is a better way to travel as a family.
As I have children aged 14 and 16 we would prefer easy access to shops and some activities for teenagers. Our absolutely favourite exchange location is normally a relatively small town with easy access to a big city. Some sun would also be greatly appreciated, but not a must. We also prefer to use public transportation or bikes, so we prefer to stay close to public transportation.
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