The perfect place in Tromso and possibly the most warm home of the city because of the awesome family.
Location: very good. A 10 minute bus ride from home with the bus stop a minute long walk away. The home is right next to the famous Fjellheisen or the cable car that takes you atop the mountain ( which Lise would say is more fun hiking:) ). About 7 minutes walk from a grocery store and a pleasant 15 min walk to the arctic cathedral of Tromso. The best part was that we could see the aurora borealis from their home and even better atop the mountain.
The home: warm fuzzy cozy. The room in the basement has everything we could ask for including a neat private bath, a bedroom, our own television (of course no one would think about watching the television in a city like Tromso), beautiful candles all across the place, supremely impressive kitchen, and an astounding living area with a breathtaking view of the Tromso city. In the evening when Lisa would be home and light up the candles and dim the lights the whole ambience would be amazing.
The people: This is the best part. We use Airbnb as a platform to connect with people more than anything else so that we get insight into tye culture, values, way of life etc of a new place. In the family, we received so much warmth with all the getting around help, best options for food, travel etc. Lisa also baked us breads for breakfast and struck memorable conversations. The kids are super adorable :). We had a very limited facetime with Frank because he was travelling but we certainly hope to interact more.
The lights: We were extremely luck to have been able to track and trace the lights around 45 minutes outside Tromso but the next we were able to spot them right from the home of our hosts which makes it supremely special.
Highly recommend to anyone.