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Tromsø Camping Tromsdalen Reviews
First camping cabin experience Jul 02, 2015
Tromsø Camping is situated in the countryside 5-minute drive, or 30-minute walk, away from the centre of Tromsø.
Unlike many other camping sites, this site remains open thoughtout the entire year.
Although the entrance/exit has no gate the venue is pretty safe since it is boarded by a river.
This site has the biggest grounds we have seen so far which are laid out with a lot of thought so one needs to walk very far to get to all the facilities. With over 50 cabins of various sizes and comfort, over 50 caravan spots (newly laid down) in addition to a sizable tent area, one will also find here centrally positioned lake to relax after an eventful day.
The reception building is newly build and comprises the reception area with a spacious lounge, a café and an outside patio with seating, a kitchen, showers and toilets.
The kitchen is spacious and modern. The equipment one can find here are 3 cookers with ovens, 3 sinks and an electric kettle. There is plenty counter space to prepare food and even washing up liquid is provided to clean your dishes.
The dining area is part of the kitchen and one will find sufficient amount of tables with chairs. All the kitchen kit is brand new and in perfect condition.
The site has two separate buildings containing shower and toilet amenities. The first set of facilities is located in the reception building and can only be accessed with a special card given out during check-in. This is a brilliant idea since it reduces amount of people having access to this area and spreads out the usage of the facilities between the two buildings. The second set of showers and toilets is located within the area encompassing smaller camping huts which do not come with bathroom facility.
This is only the second camping site where shower facility is completely free. The site offers laundry facility, but I have no idea how much they charge for this service.
The camping provides free Wi-Fi which worked pretty well.
Since the weather was unfavourable so far, and out tent was completely soaking wet after being rained on for the last few days, we decided to rent a camping hut when we arrived. Luckily, the site still had some availability and we ended up in an economy cottage.
Those types of cabins are wooden and can accommodate up to 4 people on 2 bunk beds. The interior is very simple and comprises of a small table with chairs, a fridge, a small counter top with a 2-plate cooker and a small storage cupboard. Although the cabin is not bigger than 9-10 square meters, it feels quite roomy. The cabin does not have its own bathroom therefore, one must use the common facilities located in this area of the site.
Daily rate we paid for an economy cabin was 690 NOK which was about 3 times the actual price of a camping spot, but enabled us to stay dry and additionally to dry the tent for our further travel.
We are confident that this place is worth a stay. Not only it is attractively set, but in addition it is well kept up with a lot of refurbishment being done, and it offers all the necessary amenities in very good condition and maintained clean. Furthermore, the prices are comparable to other sites in Norway, but the general standard of the site is indeed higher.
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