7 Reasons to Love Rica Ishavshotel Tromsø

The Rica Ishavshotel was our home for a few days while visiting Tromsø, Norway. Here are my top 7 reasons why you should stay at the .

1. Breakfast fit for an Olympian. Literally.

The breakfast was developed in collaboration with the Norwegian Olympic Team and is designed to give you energy for your day out in the Arctic! Get an energy boost with a pineapple, ginger and mint God Morgen! shot, indulge in caviar, or make your own yogurt parfait from the yogurt bar.

2. Little personalized touches.

I celebrated my birthday while in Tromsø and was completely blown away when we returned to our room to find a massive fresh fruit basket and birthday card from the hotel!

3. Magnificent views.

Because of the hotel’s unique location on the quay, nearly all rooms have views over the harbor and Ishavskatedralen and Tromsdalen. We had a stunning view looking directly across to the Arctic Cathedral!

4. Heated bathroom floors.

Thoughts of visiting the Arctic might conjure up chills, but the heated bathroom floors kept my feet toasty while getting ready to head out into the cold each day!

5. Aurora wake up calls at your request. 

Didn’t see the Aurora on your Northern Lights bus chase or cruise? Stop by Reception on your way up to bed and request an Aurora wake up call. If the Aurora makes an appearance, you won’t miss it!

6. Location, location, location.

The hotel is within easy walking distance of restaurants, cafes, and all the attractions in Tromsø’s center. Many tour operators pick up at Rica Ishavshotel as does the airport .

7. Free wi-fi.

It seems it is harder and harder to find hotels that offer free wi-fi these days, so it’s worth mentioning the free wi-fi.

, room rates vary by season.

About The Author
Jennifer Dombrowski is a training specialist and social media strategist in the field of higher education. Based in Italy with her husband, Tim, they have a passion for travel and love discovering the world. Follow her on or on .

NOTE: This trip was sponsored in part by and .


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Jennifer Dombrowski
Jennifer Dombrowski is a location independent globe trotter and bases herself in Prata di Pordenone, Italy. She works as a social media and innovation strategist in higher education and is a regular contributor on johnnyjet.com. Follow her on , , or on her blog,

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