My Review for Tromso Camping Experience

My Review for Tromso Camping Experience
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Tromso Camping (mixing pleasure with business more awesome pleasure!)

While searching for hotels in Tromso I stumbled upon a perfect place,  Tromso Camping (pronounced Tromsø in Norwegian).
Since we were on a budget, we really needed three little things:
  • a nice place to stay,

  • a short distance to the city

  • and of course, a good price.  

The pictures on Expedia looked great and they seemed affordable at 1575 NOK for 3 nights. To our delight, Tromso Camping seems to have all those things.

During this northern lights trip on a budget, we booked the accommodations right away, afraid that the price would change or the occupancy would fill. So we booked and we were in!


Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping Expectations

After booking the trip, I started browsing Tromsø Camping  website, to see a little more of the “hotel” we just booked on Expedia. This was when I realized that the accommodation I had just booked was actually a cozy log cabin in a camping location (as the “camping” part of the name implies), and not your average typical hotel.

One of the reasons I booked with Tromso Camping was that Expedia stated it was only about 10 minutes drive away from the city. So after realizing that it was a camping site, I have to say, I was a little nervous that the location might be too remotely located.

Luckily my nerves were put at ease when browsing Tromso Camping website, that it was located only a few minutes (about 5-7 mins) drive away from the city center.

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

How did we get to Tromsø Camping?

From the airport, we took a big taxi that could accommodate five of us. The cost of the taxi could be from 500 to 600 NOK.

There is also an airport bus that will take you to the city center at 90 NOK per person (as of Nov 2016).

It was past 8:00 in the evening when we arrived and the reception was already closed. A friendly staff who was still there probably getting ready to leave. She gladly welcomed us and gave us our keys (that were already left outside the main door) and some instructions.

Tromso Camping

As we were looking at the Tromso Camping map, we were shocked to see how huge the place was. Just imagine, 53 cabins altogether. And since everyone was already tired, we only hoped that our cabins were not that far away.

Tromso Camping map

Tromso Camping map (Photo Credit: Tromsø Camping)

The Tromso Camping cabins

My friends and I originally booked for two economy cottages but we ended up with one economy and one comfort cabin.  As soon as we stepped in our cabins, we knew our stay was going to be a great experience!

Tromso Camping

This is the comfort cabin (where we stayed).

Tromso Camping

The economy cottages

The economy cottage

This is an awesome deal if you’re looking for a nice place to sleep.  Along with a little adventure at a cheaper price, then the economy cottage is a definite must do.

Here is a little overview of the economy cottages:

  • 2 double deck beds (this cottage can accommodate up to 4 persons)
  • a small fridge and a stove
  • kitchen utensils aren’t included
  • the pillows, bed linens, and towels come with an extra charge of about 100 for the set
  • there is no running water inside the economy cottage, however, there is an access to the camping site’s shared kitchen and bathrooms

The location of our particular cottage was located close to the sauna, which can be quite perfect on a cold winter night!

Tromso Camping


Tromso Camping

When you’re just looking for a decent place to sleep at a cheaper price, then go for an economy cottage.

The comfort cabin

The comfort cabin was equipped with all the comforts of home in a cozy cottage cabin in the woods.  It came with a fully functional kitchen with all the amenities, such as:

  • fridge
  • microwave
  • coffee maker, etc.

We were so delighted when we realized the comfort cabin was literally equipped with everything that we need for cooking and dining.  

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

The comfort cabin has:

  • a private bathroom
  • one bedroom with,
  • linen and pillows included with no extra charge
  • a living room and,
  • a sofa that can be opened into a bed.

It is important to note that at Tromso Camping, they usually charge an end of stay cleaning fee from 150Nok and up (if you do it yourself it is, of course, free), but this charge is also included in the comfort cabin price. 🙂

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

The comfort cabin in Tromso Camping is sure a win-win choice if you just want to relax and feel at home. It’s like a mini apartment in the forest.

Tromsø Camping - experiencing the magnificent beauty of a frosty nature and friendly neighborhood

Staying in Tromso Camping also means experiencing the magnificent frosty beauty of nature. The breathtaking snow caps of the mountains lined with a crystal clear river flowing nearby.

Being in nature and in touch with nature is the key here and  if you’re lucky with the weather, you get to see the northern lights right from your own little cozy cabin at Tromso Camping.

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

It’s normal to get lost when you’re new to the place, but lucky for us the locals that we met were so so nice that they even walked with us to make sure we got to the right place. It was only about a 15-minute walk going to the nearest store and about a 10-minute walk going to the bus station.

The combination of friendly people and a cozy place in nature just magnifies the sense of a local experience.

(Btw, in case you missed it you can also read my other exciting article about northern lights weekend break with friends).

Tromsø Camping : For both family and/or friends

Tromso camping is perfect when you’re traveling with the family too.  Tromso Camping accommodations offer 53 different cabins with spaces for tents or caravans. So you have a vast selection of economy cottages from their high standard comfort cabin to their comfort cabin plus.

As an added bonus you get to enjoy free parking and wifi in the entire site. Isn’t that cool?! For more detailed information on other cabins, please read more on this link Tromsø Camping accommodation.

It was really a delight to stay in the comfort cabin with friendly and polite staff.  They were very kind funny, professional and attentive to our needs. I think we wore them down a little with all our questions. 🙂

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

Tromso Camping

Disclaimer: My cabin was upgraded from Economy to Comfort cabin in exchange for a review. As always, all words and opinions are my own.

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  • The cottages are adorable! I would love to take a trip to see the lights in these beautiful cabins. Even the economy ones look good xx

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Aren’t they?! Yes, I highly recommend it when you can. It really was a stunning experience. 😉

  • Eugenia Nazarova

    What a great experience you had! I’d love to go to Tromso Camping one day to relax and be close to nature! Love your cabin, so cozy!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks! I’m sure you’ll love it there too. It was a great choice and of course, a good deal for a place like Norway. 😉

  • Cătălina-Iuliana Nini

    It seems like you had so much fun !! Seeing the northern lights is such an unique experience ! The camping cottages look great .

    • Crizzy Kiss

      We got so lucky too that during our 3-night stay, the northern lights showed up. 😉

  • Chloe

    Those cottages are so cute! They look like little elf cottages or something. I would love to go here!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Yes, it fun to experience staying in the typical Norwegian cottages on top of the activities that we did. 😉

  • Ana Ojha

    Looks like you had an amazing experience! The cottage looks neat and beautiful! Seeing the northern lights would be an experience of the lifetime!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks Ana! It really was! You’ll be able to experience this too someday. 😉

  • This looks like it was a GREAT time! I’d so go! That cottage looks fantastic.

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks Amber and thanks for dropping by!

  • this sounds like the perfect family destination I want to go now =)

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Absolutely! 😉

  • Michelle Lynn

    Looks like a really great time. Love your photos!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks! The weather was so foggy during the day time (only about 2 hrs of day light) that it was actually a challenge when taking photos. 😉

  • Kimberly Caines

    Love the cozy little cottage. It looks like it would be ideal for a getaway since it had everything you could possibly need.

    • Crizzy Kiss

      So true, plus the fact that it’s only about 7 mins drive away from the city center. Thanks!

  • Nikki Nurtures

    That’s the cutest little cabin and the views are insane! Looks like an amazing trip.

  • This is perfect! I’ve been wanting to go see the Northern Lights in Tromso for so long now!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      That’s great! Now you have an idea on what to do and where to stay in Tromsø. You can also read more about my other article about northern lights weekend break here:

  • Wren LaPorte

    Looks like a nice place to stay. Cozy and comfy with a splash of nature! 🙂

    • Crizzy Kiss

      It certainly was! I couldn’t imagine how beautiful the place could look like too during the summer. 😉

  • I remember when I did a weekend getaway at a cabin! It was an amazing experience. I am glad to see someone else enjoyed their trip. Wonderful photos (:

    Isaly Holland

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks! Yeah, there is always that special feeling when you’re staying at a cabin. 😉

  • Angela Zimsky

    This sure does look like a great experience after looking at all of your pictures.

  • mail4rosey

    I like that it’s so huge. I think camping with friends and family is a blast.

  • Sandra Milena Crespo

    This place sounds awesome thank you so much for sharing! We absolutely love camping hence our full-time RV living 🚎🚎🚎

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Wow, you definitely should check this place out when you get to visit Tromsø, Norway. 😍

  • It’s a beautiful place! And it’s perfect for people who would like to go there but not live in a tent. I really like the house that you lived in!

  • It looks really nice, I didn’t know that there are campings with cabins, where you don’t need to carry a tent with you. That is a great idea. The cabins look very comfortable as well and cheap for Norway prices.

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Campings like this is common in Norway, but not so many places have that many choices as they have there in Tromsø Camping. 😉

  • Angela Milnes

    Wow, What a fun experience and I would love to try this with my friends I bet this is so much fun.

    • Crizzy Kiss

      I highly recommend it Angela, you’ll surely have great fun times with your friends or family. 😍

  • Juts wow this place looks amazing and sure would change my thoughts on going camping

    • Crizzy Kiss

      I know what you mean Emma. 😉 But here, it’s camping in comfort. 😉

  • Wow this is such a great medium between being in nature and still have the comforts of home. Would love to do this someday.

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Yeah right?! I definitely recommend it when you get to visit Tromsø. 😉