Visit the white, historical hotel Rundhaug Gjestegård at the riverbank of Målselva, only two hours by bus from Tromsø - a perfect base for Arctic highlights.
The nature is absolutely outstanding; the climate is normally clear and cold with optimal conditions for Northern Light and snow – here you can boost your chances to see Aurora!
Bus departure every day from Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromsø at 9am 09.00, back in town at 6pm (18.00) the following day. The bus, run by Bussring, is modern and comfortable with Wi-Fi, coffee/tee, radio-guiding and toilet.
Rundhaug Gjestegård was built in 1905, the hotel has a unique atmosphere and an interesting history. A local guide will tell you about the hotel, the local people and the nature. The hotel offers good food and personalized service. The hotel has 22 rooms with 42 beds. Rooms range from small, romantic single room to double with features from now and old times. Nice restaurant for about 100 people and free internet.
During the three hours guiding you will learn about the history of the hotel; the women Amanda who manage to build a hotel in Artic for over 100 years ago, the rich salmon fisherman, the drama through the war, the famous people who has visited the hotel etc. In addition you will learn about the local culture; the settlers who came 200 years ago, the Sami people who lives in the mountain, the local food and of course the amazing and beautiful nature. You will also get a little taste of local snacks.
During your stay a lot of optional activities will be available (depended of capacity) like Husky Safari, Feed the Reindeer, Aurora Sky Point, Wild Moose Safari, Snowshoeing, Skiing etc.
Departure time and place: 9am (09:00) from the bus stop 70 metres south of Scandic Ishavshotel. The bus is run by the bus company Bussring, and is marked with "The Arctic Route"
Included: Hotel rooms at Rundhaug Gjestegård for 1 night, local guiding, coffee and snacks, breakfast, lunch two courses, dinner three courses. transfer go and return Tromsø (2 hours each way)
Please bring: warm mittens, hat and footwear
Duration: 1 day
Number of participants: 1-14
Level of difficulty: easy