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18 miles from University of Tromsø in Tromsø, MelisHome: Aurora Observatory offers accommodations with access to a fitness room, steam room, and public bath. This beachfront property offers access to free Wifi and free private parking. Guests can make use of the picnic area or the barbecue, or enjoy views of the garden and inner courtyard. Opening to a patio with sea, mountain, or lake views, all units have a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven. A microwave, a fridge, and stovetop are also provided, as well as a kettle. At the homestay, all units are fitted with bed linen and towels. For visitors looking to embark on day trips to nearby landmarks, the homestay provides a selection of packed lunches. For guests with children, MelisHome: Aurora Observatory features an indoor play area. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy skiing and cycling nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace. Tromsø City Hall is 18 miles from MelisHome: Aurora Observatory, while The Polar Museum is 18 miles away. The nearest airport is "Tromsø, Langnes", 16 miles from the homestay, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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  • Nitu
    Great host, great atmosphere, great guest. I will definitely choose to stay here if I will be around that area. The stay here made my holiday better. Super duper. Highly recommended. It is a great place to stay for any solo traveller. Great...
  • Abdulrahman
    Palestinian TerritoryPalestinian Territory
    its unique location on the mountain surrounded by the snow. the owner John was so kind and cooperative . The property was clean . it is a great location for the lovers of nature
  • Angie
    Our host was very kind and helpful. This spot is nicely located out of the city and you can enjoy the peace and quiet there. An ideal spot to observe the northern lights. The kitchen is nicely equipped, you can use sauna or relax in the shared...

Host Info

Host Review Score

MELISHOME its a basic private old prefabricated house with simple small rooms, where you can enjoy of the place and surroundings like sommarøy ( one of the most popular places to visit in Tromsø). From home, from your window you can see the frozen sea and northern lights in winter. And in summer you can appreciate the nature life and the mid-night sun. KEYS There is keys now for your room, from April 2023. RECEPTION There is not reception or frontdesk. SIGNS There is no sign in the main road, it's a private home and I would love to keep my privacy, hope it's understandable. Address: Synnovfjordvegen 84 CHECKING & CHECKOUT The check in, between 15 pm til 12 am. Please let me know one day in advance what time aprox. you think you will be and also please inform me if is anything. I am alone, there is no other service, and I need to organize my time, hope it's understandable too. I am very flexible with the timings. Check out at 12 pm. SHUTTLE SERVICE & TOURS I do shuttle service and tours in daylight and at night for hunting northern lights. Don't doubt to ask me in case you are interested. Volunteering I have a small room for a little help. Contact me.
Hello! I am a Spanish man from Barcelona that would love to meet people from around the world, show you the amazing Norway and what’s around Tromsø and share experiences with anyone! You are more than welcome to visit Me and spend time with my wolf's dogs, an Alaskan malamute and Alaskan huskies, who love to meet new people too and live any new experience in the Artic life! Best, Jhon
THE AREA There is a beach front home, where to swim or to have a walk. Up in the mountains are lovely lakes with amazing views. Nice waterfalls from half km walk. The fauna it's super rich, you can see whales, dolphins, orcas, eagles, reeinders, elks, seals... Where home is, it's a little part, separated from big land, where was residing workers to build a Win Park up in the mountains. One of the biggest win parks of northern Norway, in case you are interested in renovables energy you can have a visit. The project finished 2 years ago. Now, it's cleaning up to make forest, little by little maybe and hopefully I can make nice cabins.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish

Area info

Amenities of MelisHome: Aurora Observatory

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Heating
  • Beachfront
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Linens
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • Ocean view
  • Picnic area
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Ski storage
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Fast free Wifi 125 Mbps. Suitable for streaming 4K content and making video calls on multiple devices. Speed test carried out by the host.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Express check-in/out
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Fitness
  • Steam room
  • Public Bath
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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From 3:30 PM to 12:00 AM


From 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
NOK 10 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
NOK 15 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Please note that guests are strictly prohibited from entering or accessing the back side of the property, including the laundry room, without explicit authorization from the partner. Additionally, the use of the sauna is only permitted with prior discussion and approval from the partner.

We kindly request all guests to adhere to our 'No Shoes' policy within the property. Please remove your shoes upon entering and make use of the dedicated shoe storage area provided in the main entrance.

In addition, we kindly ask all guests to clean up after themselves in the common areas, including the kitchen and the living room and to maintain a quiet environment within the rooms area.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform MelisHome: Aurora Observatory of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about MelisHome: Aurora Observatory

  • The prices at MelisHome: Aurora Observatory may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • MelisHome: Aurora Observatory is 13 miles from the center of Tromsø. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • MelisHome: Aurora Observatory offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Beachfront
    • Fitness
    • Walking tours
    • Beach
    • Public Bath
    • Steam room

  • Check-in at MelisHome: Aurora Observatory is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.