Tromso, Norway is undoubtedly a winter hotspot in Europe! This is a guide on where to stay in Tromso, Norway and it includes the best Tromso hotels and accommodation for all budgets.
This guide lists the best places to stay in Tromso, Norway… from upscale Tromso hotels to budget-friendly Tromso accommodations.
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Tromso Hotels and Accommodation in this Guide
We have selected an array of diverse options for this Tromso accommodation guide. You can get a quick glimpse of our picks (and pros of each!) below:
Upscale Options (a little pricier!):
- Radisson Blu Hotel (many tours leave from here, affordable luxury)
- Clarion ‘The Edge’ (most luxurious, has a world-class restaurant by Marcus Samuelsson, located on the harbor)
Mid-range Tromso hotels:
- Comfort Hotel Xpress (mid-range, central location)
- Thon Hotel Tromso (mid-range, central location, I have stayed here!)
- Smarthotel Tromso (I’ve stayed in these around Norway and they are more ‘upscale’ budget… I really like them!)
- Quality Hotel Saga (mid-range, offers dinner buffet on certain nights)
Budget accommodation in Tromso:
- Tromso Activities Hostel (budget option, has a shared kitchen to make food, central location)
Luxury Accommodation in Tromso
Radisson Blu Hotel Tromso
Located directly on the harbor, the Radisson Blu is one of the best hotels in Tromso.
Throughout the hotel, you will enjoy the charms of Scandinavian design, with each of the rooms finished to a high standard.
The luxurious rooms all come equipped with a flat-screen television, free wifi, and wonderful private bathrooms, ensuring you have the most relaxing and comfortable stay possible.
On-site at the Tromso hotel are two restaurants. Charly’s Restaurant and Bar serves delectable local dishes. Alternatively, there is Yonas Pizzeria, an amazing 40-year-old pizzeria.
On the 10th floor of the hotel is a free-to-use fitness center and sauna, where you can work out, relax, or enjoy the views out over the city.
During strong northern lights displays in winter, you can witness the magic from the hotel’s beautiful glass bridge.
One of the best things about the hotel in Tromso is that it is the starting point for many of the tours that depart from the city.
Be it Tromso whale watching or northern lights hunting, they are likely to start in the foyer or within the direct vicinity of the hotel.
Tours, including Tromso northern lights tours, can also be booked directly in the hotel as many of the main operators have little kiosks in the hotel to help organize your tours.
Clarion Hotel The Edge
The Edge is a fantastic hotel by the Clarion Hotel group, with a sleek and sexy building overlooking the harbor and the Arctic Cathedral.
Care has been taken to ensure the design of each room is well-thought-out and modern.
All rooms include large TVs and all the necessary appliances needed for a comfortable stay. The ensuite bathrooms are spacious and clean.
On-site, you will find the restaurant Kitchen & Table by Marcus Samuelsson, one of the world’s leading chefs, utilizing local ingredients to make some of New York’s most classical dishes.
On the top floor, you will find the epic Sky Bar where you can look out over the city and harbor while sipping on a drink from their extensive bar.
The neighboring Sky Gym offers hotel guests free use of their facilities.
The centrally-located hotel has free wifi throughout the building and a 24-hour reception.
If your flight does not depart from Tromso until later in the night, there is also luggage storage available on the premises so you do not need to stress about your baggage on your final day.
Mid-Range Hotels in Tromso
Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso
The Comfort Hotel Xpress is a wonderful hotel that offers great comfort at an affordable price.
Delightful rooms have been finished with wooden flooring that exudes Scandinavian warmth and a homely atmosphere.
Each room contains a flat-screen television, a desk, and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms have amazing views out over the city and the sea.
At the Comfort Hotel, there is a 24-hour shop where you can buy snacks, breakfast items, and a range of drinks that can be enjoyed in your room or the comfortable hotel lobby lounge.
Alternatively, the hotel’s central location means you are a stone’s throw away from some of Tromso’s best cafes, shops, and bars.
There is a 24-hour reception at the hotel and for those leaving later in the day, there is luggage storage available for guests of the hotel.
It is important to note that if you are looking to purchase anything in the hotel, you will need to do so by credit card as the hotel is a cash-free company.
Thon Hotel Tromso
Located in the heart of Tromso, the Thon Hotel Tromso is a great place to stay and enjoy what the city has to offer.
The large, spacious rooms are super comfortable and make for a great place to relax and unwind from a long day of exploring.
Each room includes a large smart TV, where you can log into Netflix and watch in comfort. The bathrooms are nicely designed and free toiletries are available.
Every morning, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet that includes both hot and cold items and is included in the room rate.
In the evenings, you will need to venture out into the city and revel in the delights of the Tromso restaurant scene with plenty of options available close by to the hotel.
Many of the main sites can be quickly reached from the hotel with the Hurtigruten terminal a short walk away.
For those looking to head out on excursions, you can easily reach the Radisson Blu hotel where many of the trips start within a few minutes.
Smarthotel Tromso is a great, semi budget-friendly hotel where you can enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep. The bright and clean rooms are no-frills with only the basic items contained within the small and cozy rooms.
Each room includes its own private bathroom and desk. The hotel offers simple facilities such as a 24-hour front desk and wifi throughout the building.
There is also a shop in the front lobby where you can purchase light snacks and beverages. Each morning, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet for an additional charge.
The hotel is a cashless business so you will need to ensure you are able to use your card in Norway prior to traveling.
Location-wise, the Smarthotel is right in the center of Tromso and you can quickly reach many of the city’s main attractions.
There are also plenty of places to eat and drink in the area and sample the Arctic’s nightlife.
Quality Hotel Saga
Situated in the heart of Tromso, the Quality Hotel Saga offers amazing rooms and service for a great price. Each of the modern rooms comes equipped with coffee/tea-making facilities, a desk, and TV.
Many of the beautifully designed rooms feature stunning views over the surrounding areas, such as the harbor or the mountains that tower above the city.
There is a delicious breakfast buffet that is served every morning and is included in the rate of the room.
In the afternoon you can venture back to the hotel and enjoy a hot drink and some waffles free of charge, a great way to warm up during the winter months.
There is also an evening dinner buffet available on some nights of the week, offering up a range of light dinner options, although this does come at an extra charge normally.
There is free wifi available throughout the hotel.
For those heading to and from the airport, the shuttle bus stops right outside of the premises meaning you will not have to wait too long out in the cold for the bus to turn up. Luggage storage is also available onsite.
Budget Tromso Accommodation
Tromso Activities Hostel
For a great budget option, the Tromso Activities Hotel is a fantastic choice. Situated in a traditional wooden building in the center of the city, the hostel has a charming and friendly vibe.
As you enter the premises, you will be greeted by a friendly pup who will do his best to welcome you.
There is a mixture of dormitories and private rooms available, all of which are clean and comfy.
There is a shared kitchen available where you can cook your own meals using fresh local ingredients, especially great for those who do not want to have to eat out at restaurants all the time.
Staff at the hostel will happily direct you to all of the sites and attractions in the city.
At the front desk itself, you can directly book northern lights tours in winter and various hiking tours during the summer months.
Late check-in is available via a self-service machine. If you need to do laundry, there are free facilities in the hostel.
There are also communal areas where you can meet others who are staying at the hostel and socialize or simply relax.
Bestselling Tromso Tours
If you’re still in the planning stages of your trip to Tromso, these recommended tours may help you get the next stages of the trip booked.
I have written many guides for Tromso tours and you can see them at the end of this Tromso hotel guide.
Here are some quick recommendations for bestsellers in Tromso:
- Top-rated northern lights tour from Tromso
- Tromso: 5-Hour Polar Fjord Cruise
- Tromso: Silent Whale Watching Tour by Electric Catamaran
- Husky sledding tour through Northern Norway (adventure tour!)
- From Tromso: Northern Lights Experience with Aurora Camps
If you’re looking for where to stay in Tromso, we hope this guide gets you sorted and started on finding your perfect Tromso hotel.
If you have any questions regarding accommodation in Tromso, shoot us a message and we will do our best to answer! Thanks!
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Megan is a travel blogger and writer with a background in digital marketing. Originally from Richmond, VA, she now splits her time between Frankfurt, Germany and Arctic Finland after also living in Norway, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. She has a passion for winter travel, as well as the Nordic countries, but you can also find her eating her way through Italy, perusing perfume stores in Paris, or taking road trips through the USA. Megan has written for or been featured by National Geographic, Forbes, Lonely Planet, the New York Times, and more. She co-authored Fodor’s Travel ‘Essential Norway’ and has visited 45 US states and 100+ countries.