We stayed over a weekend at the end of January to see the Northern Lights. We arrived at about 8 pm and although we were staying in a cabin they made us some food, even though the kitchen was meant to be closed.
The road from Tromso is ok but in winter is covereed in ice and snow which is difficult at first if you are not used to driving in those conditions.
The cabin was clean and well-equipped. We booked a fisheerman's cottage which had 3 bedrooms, one bathroom, dining kitchen and living room. The views from the cabin across the sea were spectacular. There isn't much to do around there so if you want to do any activites i'd suggest booking them before you go. Even though the weather was stormy there was a lull on our last night and we saw the dancing northern lights which were spectacular. Even if we hadn't seen them I'd recommend the hotel for a relaxing break away from it all. There is also free wifi in the bar.
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- On the west side of Tromsø, a mere 45 minutes from the city centre lies the fascinating pearl of nature, Sommarøy, where you meet chalk-white beaches, cosy coves, holms and reefs that encircle the hotel and everything we have to offer our guests. In close combat with the forces of nature, we facilitate authentic coastal experiences at sea and on land. Activities, wellness, coastal culture and a lively local community – and all the service and facilities you expect of a modern hotel in the kingdom of Ottar. ... more less
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