Practical information that will allow you to better prepare your holidays.
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Airport transfers are included in our stays.
How to get to Sommarøy:
Bus: Last departure from Tromsø centre (prosteneset havnterminal) 16:15, last departure from Sommarøy (Sommarøy baptistkirka) 13:50, the bus stop is 50 meters from our center.
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Car: Having your own car allows you to better discover the region. Several rental agencies can be found at the airport. The round trip from the centre of Tromsø is easily done on the range of an electric vehicle.
Ferry: We are only 7 kms from the Brensholmen ferry terminal.
Take flexible or semi-rigid luggage. The rooms of our eco-lodge are like boat cabins. There is everything you need to feel good but the spaces are limited. Advice also valid for participants in the kayak roaming stay.
Lip and face protection
Careful! Sleeping is provided also in the roaming formula in Hobie sailing kayak.
Make sure, according to your nationality, that you meet all the necessary conditions for access to Norway: visa, passport, etc.
For European, no prior formalities are required before boarding. However, make sure that your passport is still valid (until your return date).
For Schengen nationals, a valid identity card is sufficient
It should be noted that Norway has not commented on the acceptance of expired identity cards. So make sure that the expiration date marked on your ID card is valid until your return date.
A good general condition is required. The walks usually last 3 to 4 hours off the trail and range from 300 to 600 meters of elevation.
For Hobie Kayak, it is not necessary to have previous experience. This hybrid machine, very intuitive, allows you to have it in hand after only a few hours. The guide is a professional sports educator
Credit cards are accepted at all merchants. Oslo and Tromsø airports are equipped with ATMs. It is therefore not necessary to bring NOK (Norwegian kroner) before departure. Be aware there is no “Change Office” in Tromsø.
Provide spare batteries if they are not rechargeable. Even if the conditions are not extreme, it is terribly frustrating not to be able to take photos or images for a simple energy problem.
Norwegian sockets are compatible with most European sockets.
A screen installed in the main room allows you to connect a tablet or PC via HDMI or USB. It is sometimes interesting to be able to revisit scenes of the day.
Flights, custom, transit Oslo
For those travelling with SAS and Norwegian, it is no longer necessary to collect luggage in Oslo. Follow instructions given by flight staff or signs at the airport. A special door allows you to validate your name and baggage and comply with customs formalities without retrieving the luggage
For those travelling with other companies, you must collect your luggage to comply with customs formalities even if it is checked to destination. A special counter in the departure area allows them to be returned to the hold quickly (Drop Off).
In both cases allow at least one hour of stopover between two flights.
there is 3G and 4G network everywhere. The Norwegians have aligned themselves with European rules in terms of roaming. If you live in a European country, you will be able to use your mobile phones as at home within the limits of your data plan.
For others we advise you to contact your telephone operator so that you do not have any surprises when using your phone, especially data, from Norway.
Also keep in mind that a good break from communication networks will give more scope and charm to your stay north of the Arctic Circle 🙂
Individual insurance, cancelation
We strongly advise you to be up to date with your personal repatriation insurance and to take out cancellation insurance.