Inside from the couch, can you enjoy the midnight sun in the summer time and the northen lights in the winther. Really quiet and sheltered. Perfect place and thake a brake from everyting. The apartment is on the first floor and has large windows. It is in the nature surrounded by the ocean, white coral beaches, islets and reefs, you can see this trough the apartment windows. The apartment has wi-fi and everything else you might need. You can park the car right outside the apartment.
“Why would you stay here? Ok, let's get to straight to the point. All the positive reviews you will read about the hosts and the apartment are 100% true. So BOOK the apartment. You will NOT be dissapointed. What would stop you? The distance? Having to hire a car? The remoteness? Ask your self why your visiting Norway so far north! Car hire easy, winter time all cars have spikes. Norwegian drivers are careful and the roads are extreamly well maintained. There are buses travelling to Sommarøy also. Tromsø is a nice city but if your visiting to see the lights or wild life then you need to realy stay outside. The city will EAT away your money with your only escape to the bars and restraurants. (Yes it is expensive) A days visit is more than enough. So you book your northern light tour (125€ pp) may be you get lucky and see the lights, may be not (no guarantees!) If you do see the lights and I mean really see the lights then you will want to see them every minute of every hour. They are amazing. Thus your problem is that you will probably re-book another tour (hire a car) or are dissapointed because you can't see the lights due to the light pollution from the city! This is why booking a car and staying at this apartment is perfect. Once at the apartment there's even a bench to sit on with blankets to gaze the whole night at the sky. The windows in the apartment are fantastic also. Getting from A-B is easy. Walking and exploring the town and hillsides are truely relaxing and if your looking for a truely relaxing break looking for Dear, Whales, Eagles and even your own sanctuary then book this apartment. We have travelled extensively in the 15 years that we have been together and I can say with my hand on my heart that when we revisit Northern Norway we will be staying at Sommarøy and it will be back at Franks & Gunn Toves. Trust me because that is exceptional because we love new things, but when you know it's right. It's right. Thank you.”
45min from the airport in Tromsø by car you may find Hillesøy and Sommarøy, which are some pearls of the Norwegian coast. The flat is in the 2. floor with amazing view! There are two bedrooms with king size beds, and a sleeping couch in the living-room. There is also a balcony with access from the living room, and a roof window.
“Lars is an amazing host although I couldn't meet him personally because it was Christmas and I suppose he was going to celebrate the holidays with his family. In spite of all the communication was always good, any doubt or question was just enough to send a message and in less than five minutes I got an answer. He had the detail of leaving us crampons and flashlights for the walks because he knew it was something we wanted to do. He also left us two delicious chocolate tablets. He recommended places for both Christmas Eve shopping and hiking. The apartment is bigger than I imagined with incredible views and very cozy, it is very well decorated and everything is prepared so that you feel at home, it is also very well equipped, it is not lacking anything. We are very happy with our stay in Sommarøy and will surely return. Thanks Lars for being such a good host.”
Sommarøya is a small village 1 hour outside Tromsø. There is a bus twice a day on weekdays, during the weekend a bus runs Sunday evening. There is good parking for the rental car. In addition to listed rooms, the house has a room with a double sofa bed. This room is adjacent to one of the bedrooms. There are also a room with a singel bed. You live as if you are at home with yourself. Animals are allowed at request. We have a small dog in our family.