Thon Hotel Polar

Gronnegata 45, Tromsø, Troms, North Norway, 9008, Norway | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tromsø

Tromso Fjords

A travel blog entry by jowhiting on Jan 24, 2014

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Today we were having a trip outside Tromso to see the Fjords. We were met by our Sami guide Marie at the tourist office and off we went back through the Kvalsund Tunnel to the island of Kvaloya. Here we had plenty of photo stops to take the amazing scenery. Our first stop was just as we crossed to the island. The sunrise was spectacular and a …

Dog sledding

A travel blog entry by jowhiting on Jan 22, 2014

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Today we were to do dog sledding with Arctic Adventure Tours, something I was really looking forward to as we had never tried anything like this before. It was a 30 minute ride to Kvaløya island (Whale Island) and we watched as the temperature dropped to -16C in some places on the way - it was going to be cold. The scenery was beautiful as it was …

Chasing the Northern Lights

A travel blog entry by jowhiting on Jan 23, 2014

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The next day we had time to see the sites of Tromso. We bought an all day ticket but made a mistake with our first bus and found ourselves too far out of town. The sunrise today painted the sky with pink hues around the mountains, at least finding ourselves out of town we were able to look back at Tromso and see the mountains behind. We took a bus …

Arriving in Tromso

A travel blog entry by jowhiting on Jan 21, 2014

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We took an afternoon flight with Norwegian Air direct to Tromso from Gatwick. The flight was very good and it even had wi-fi a first for me when flying. It's a good idea to take snacks with you as the food is relatively expensive on board. The flight took about 3.5 hours and cost about £130 return. Once at the airport in Tromso we found the ' …

On food and freeloading

A travel blog entry by eyre

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... buffet, either.

So, to sum up: three pro-tips for financially surviving Norway:

  • Book into an expensive hotel with friendly staff, then check out and keep on eating their free stuff.
  • Buy a family-sized pack of knekkebrød and smør, to survive ferries and night trains with expensive catering services.
  • Bring lots of rice and dried beans from home, and combine this with cabbage, carrots and more cabbage for Christmas dinner (do remember to ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Gronnegata 45, Tromsø, is near Polaria, Arctic Cathedral, The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), and Tromso Fjords.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThon Hotel Polar Tromsø

    Reviewed by jowhiting

    Great breakfast and very central

    Reviewed Jan 24, 2014
    by (9 reviews) Hove , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Great budget hotel in the centre of Tromso. The breakfast was very good. The airport bus stops just around the corner making it very easy to get to.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by am1

    Why not

    Reviewed Feb 22, 2012
    by (16 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Staff have been brilliant, very helpful with every request. Location is great, everything within walking distance. Highly recommended, free breakfast hits the spot too. I would stay here again no problems.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by mari.nittim

    Not bad

    Reviewed Jan 20, 2011
    by (2 reviews) Tallinn , Estonia Flag of Estonia

    I would have rated it better, if shower would have worked. Otherwise at a nice location and helpful staff.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Thon Hotel Polar Tromsø

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent