The SpaceWelcome to my spare bedroom with a 1,50 meter wide bed and your own bathroom in the top floor of my two storey apartment. It has 3 bedrooms, a TV room, living room/kitchen and 2 bathrooms, in the 2nd and 3rd floor of a small wooden apartment building with 10 apartments.
The guest room has a closet and a cabinet if you need some space for your luggage. It has a roof window with a nice view to the stars and sometimes the aurora - northern light. It is possible to put an extra mattress on the floor if you want to share the room with someone but not the bed.
The upstairs bathroom is placed across the hallway from your room, and has a sink, a shower and a toilet. We use the bathroom downstairs while you are visiting.
Wifi is available, and you are welcome to use the TV room next to the bedroom all day and evenings.
I have two Norwegian sim cards available for you, for use while you are here with Norwegian subscription. I monitor the use via an app, and you pay for your use before you check out. I also have two mobile phones available for you if your own does not work here. This makes it possible for you to make phonecalls and arrange tours, book taxis etc. for a reasonible phone prize.
There is a little guest fridge in the hallway between the guest room and the bathroom for you, if you need to keep food or drinks in a cold place.
Breakfast with tea/coffee, milk, juice, eggs, bread, cheese and home made jam is served in the kitchen Saturdays and Sundays. You are welcome to fix your own breakfast in the kitchen during the weekdays, because I am off to work in the morning and won't have time to serve you then. The kitchen is only available for breakfast, with some exceptions. Breakfast is included in the room price.
Use of kitchen:
I only have one kitchen in the house, and I do not share the kitchen with my guests, because it would interfer too much with our meal routines, as we live in the house while you are there. But, you are welcome to use the kitchen for these purposes:
- Have a glass of cold, clean tap water any time
- Use the hot water kettle in the kitchen for coffee, tea, or instant noodles any time. Coffee and tea is included in the price.
- Use the microwave in the kitchen for heating food.
- Use the oven for frozen pizzas/frozen dinners.
Linens and towels included.
Baby travel bed and baby linen can be provided. Baby high chair available.
One foldable city bike with three gears is available for guest use during your stay. It fits in a car when folded. Not suitable for long rides, but fine for biking between my house and shops in my neighborhood or the city centre.
Reflector vests, head lights and crampons/spikes for your shoes on icy roads are available for you to borrow in winter time, if you like to go for walks on the island. I also have a selection of warm winter outdoor clothing available - jackets, snowpants, woolen mittens and woolen head garments. Largest size is M/L.
The apartment is placed in the Bo i Nord/Workinnmarka neighborhood in Tromsø, 3,8 km from the city centre, only a 5 minute drive from the airport. Bus nr. 40 that goes from the airport and to the city centre passes by, just a 5 minute walk from the house to the bus stop. The house is also within walking distance to the University area at Breivika, a 25 minute walk, and a 10 minute walk from the Jekta shopping centre at Langnes.
I live with my 12 year old son and two cats, so if you have cat allergy this is not the place for you. If you like children or bring a child with you, this is a good place to stay!
Welcome to Tromsø! Guest AccessGuests will have access to the guest room, the upstairs bathroom, the TV room and the kitchen for breakfast, and also to the kitchen for making tea or coffe, or use the microwave during the day or evening. Interaction with GuestsI usually eat breakfast with my guests in the weekends, and if my guests want to chat and have questions to ask, I enjoy talking with them and answer their questions. I also respect my guests privacy. Most of the time I follow my own schedule for the day, and my guests make their own plans. If a trip comes up and I have to leave the city while you are guests, I always inform you before I leave. I am available by phone or through airbnb while you have the apartment by yourself for a night or two. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is quiet, with a nice vegetation around the houses, not windy in summer time, we have the evening sun - and the midnight sun can be enjoyed from my balcony in the middle of the summer. It is 3,5 km from the city centre. Getting AroundBus 40 goes to and from from the airport, stops in my neighborhood, and goes further on to the city centre. It is easy to get to and from the airport to my place, and the bus drive from my street to the city centre is only a 10 minute drive. Other Things to NoteOn sunny, warm summer days (we don't have too many of them, but it happens!), you are very welcome to use the balcony. If you bring a child, we also have a trampoline outside during the summer season to enjoy.
I offer a cheap and clean accommodation with a private bathroom and good standards, including breakfast, coffee/tea whenever you want, bed linen/towels and wifi. I therefore hope that you understand that I do not offer any further discounts. The price is not negotiable.