Sommaroy is an island an hour's drive from Tromso. The hotel is a small conference centre with hotel rooms and cottages - one of which we stayed in. Ours was very nice, brand new with three bedrooms plus living room with a full kitchen. Worked perfectly fine for a family of five. We wished only for a larger bathroom. The hotel and restaurant were fairly basic with few extras. There were also few options around - the community is very small. However, the kitchen allowed for self-made options.
This is a place for activities and not beach life although the weather was unusually nice when we were there. With the turquoise water and sandbeaches we were reminded of the tropics - except when swimming. The water could not have been more than 12-13C. There were sand beaches all around with one just outside our cottage. The area is remote - wonderful for hiking and popular with Germans and others who rent boats to catch fish of which there is an abundance. Our trip with a local fisherman gave us plenty of action. We also went whale watching but unfortunately were a little unlucky and saw only a few at a distance.
This is a fantastic place to experience a few days of raw nature both on and off shore. Highly recommended for those who look for experiences off the main track.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking