While Trømso itself holds great museum and tourist attractions within its sleeve, there’s plenty of beautiful inlets and fjords waiting to be explored – all of it close to Trømso. Tromso has such a lovely surroundings that there are plenty of day trip options to choose from. One could hop over to Kvaløya or Sommarøya or Vengsøya Islands, or traverse through the Lyngen Alps. The name suffix øya simply means island.
While all this is true, we cannot ignore the fact that Norway is very expensive. If you want to save the Norwegian kronas yet enjoy your travel, there are some great day trips that can save the hole in your wallet!
An adult day ticket in public transport costs 100 NOK per person, and can be used optimally if you do a bit of planning. While having a casual conversation with a local resident, we came to know that Eidkjosen is a great place to do hiking or simply to spend a good time. And it is within the vicinity of Tromso’s public transport. We enquired about it further in the visitor information, and started our day to spend some quality time in silent neighborhood of Eidkjosen.
Bus no. 42 in the direction of Eidkjosen directly takes you there, and that is the last stop. It’s a very pleasant looking neighbourhood which is nestled between mountains, and surrounded by beautiful fjords. The nearest one to the bus stop is Eidkjosen bay. You can walk around the bay. Or do a bit if hike along the Eidkjosen that will take you the island Hakoya.
Or you can trek up the mountains and get a grand view of fjords around the island. We wanted to trek but after heavy snow, the roads were very slippery and had ice formations. Hence we decided to laze around Eidkjosen.
Would you like to spend time in a place like this?