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Embrace life in Tromsø – Visit a local family

Embark on an intimate journey into the heart of Tromsø by joining our local family experience. Immerse yourself in the warmth of genuine hospitality, tailored to make your visit unforgettable.

Travel by local bus to one of Tromsø’s oldest and largest suburbs for housing cooperatives. This way of living has played an important part in the city’s growth and change for more than 50 years, as well as offering affordable and sustainable housing to a wide range of people who have made Tromsø their home.

We invite you first to explore the surroundings on an exciting activity ranging from a leisurely walk to exhilarating and fast-paced toboggining, depending on the conditions and your preference. We will also point out some of the landmarks of this colourful suburb.

It’s then time to head inside to warm up and dive into the heart of Norwegian culture by participating in a hands-on waffle-making session and settle down in the cosy atmosphere for freshly made waffles and homemade hot chocolate.

Dive into some fun indoor activities like traditional crafts, board games, storytelling or simply engaging conversations. Weather permitting, from September to April, our location provides a good place to spot the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, while in summer you can enjoy the golden rays of the Midnight Sun.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home and building new friendships.

Why choose “Embrace life in Tromsø”:

1. Authentic Local Experience: Immense yourself in the genuine warmth and hospitality of a local Tromsø family, offering an authentic encounter with Norwegian culture.

2. Tailored Outdoor Activities: Explore the surroundings with a range of outdoor activities from leisurely walks to thrilling tobogganing.

3. Diverse Historical and Housing Stories: Gain insight into Tromsøs’s diverse community by learning about the housing cooperatives that have provided affordable and sustainable housing to a wide range of residents.

4. Cosy Atmosphere: Settle into a cosy atmosphere to savour freshly made waffles and homemade hot chocolate.

5. Chance to Witness Northern Lights: Weather permitting, the tour provides a good opportunity to witness the Northern Lights from September to April, adding a touch of magic to your visit.

Included: Local English and Norwegian-speaking host from the host family, transfer by local bus ( 20 min each way), homemade Norwegian waffles, hot drinks (chocolate, tea and coffee), fruit and sandwiches available, warm shoes and clothes available, equipment for outdoor activities

Please bring: Warm clothes and spikes (if icy)

Number of participants: 2-6

Level of difficulty: Easy/Medium (due to staircase)

Departure time and place: 6pm (18.00) from outside the tourist office (Visit Tromsø) at the harbour terminal, 1st floor.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Last updated: 01/06/2024

Source: Visit Tromsø-Region

Embrace life in Tromsø – Visit a local family

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