• City view
  • Pets allowed
  • Free WiFi
  • Private bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift

On a picturesque waterside location in Tromsø, which is often referred to as the Paris of the North, is Scandic Ishavshotel, offering stunning views of the harbour and city. Almost all rooms at the Scandic Ishavshotel are located at the very end of the quay and provide panoramic views of the surroundings. The Lobby Restaurant, along with Restaurant Roast cater for all guest’s food needs, with delicious, traditional Norwegian cuisine. For refreshing drinks and night time socializing, visit the Roast Bar, located right by the water and offering views of the Tromsø Bridge and a famous architectural landmark, the Arctic Cathedral.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Scandic Ishavshotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 7 Aug 2009.
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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Vegetarian, Gluten-free


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Room type
1 large double bed
2 single beds
2 bunk beds
1 large double bed
2 single beds
2 bunk beds
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Nicole
    Not sure why, but we happened to be upgraded to the Panorama suite and it was an absolutely beautiful room - very large with an amazing view (and balcony) looking out to the harbour. The location of the hotel is ideal and breakfast was good. We...
  • Jeremy
    Centrally located by the harbour, close to restaurants, bars and museums.
  • Murat
    Perfect Location, Great Service, Excellent Breakfast
  • Melanie
    We loved the comfortable bed! Great room, clean. Staff were wonderful and brekky was delish!
  • Daniel
    Good room overall, breakfast was among the best we had in Norway, hotel is located right on the waterfront. Restaurants and floating sauna are just steps away.
  • Margaret
    Location, breakfast, comfortable bed, practical desk area, tea, coffee and kettle supplied, large area to store luggage after checking out. Heated bathroom floor, ability to open window, quiet and effective air conditioning.
  • Zoli59
    We received a roommwit great see view on the bridge. The breakfast was very good. The receptionist was very helpful, well explained the parking options and public transport.
  • Michelle
    Breakfast is amazing. So much variety and very nice. The highlight for this hotel
  • Igor
    Arrived in the midnight due to flight delay, but no problem for the hotel. Very centrally located, with great views and direct connection to excursion buses and boats. The breakfast was superb. It was a pity that we had to leave early and didn't...
  • Igor
    Great hotel with gorgeous views and top location. Superb breakfast, with a large varieties of options. Welcoming, attentive, smiling, efficient staff. Comfortable, nicely decorated room with racks large enough for a couple, soft beds, and a good...
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Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • we would love to see the Northern Light and also book some excursions like 1/2 dag with snowscooters, sledgedogs,... Is that possible,and easy from your hotel?

    Yes! There is an activity desk right next to the reception. The desk is staffed from 15.00-19.00, and can help you with booking tours. Or we could poi..
    Answered on 26 November 2019
  • Hi which public buses are available to get to the hotel from the airport and how will I buy the bus tickets?

    You can take bus 24, 40 and 42 :-) (Towards "sentrum"). Bus tickets can be bought in the app "troms billett" or at a machine next to the bus stop.
    Answered on 25 May 2021
  • Is there sauna in the hotel?

    No, the hotel does unfortunately not have a sauna. Best regards, Reception
    Answered on 6 November 2019
  • Hi, what time is breakfast available? We will be taking tours that leave from the hotel at 6am and are curious if it will be possible to eat at the ho..

    Hello, During weekdays our breakfast buffet opens at 07:00, and in weekends at 07:30. If you need breakfast before this time, you can request a breakf..
    Answered on 17 August 2021
  • Hi, can 3 people stay in the superior king room? There are 3 of us are traveling together. Thanks

    Yes, we can add a extra bed to some of the Superior rooms. It costs 200NOK extra for adults.
    Answered on 23 October 2021
  • Hello Do you have a room with bath tub bathroom?

    Hello, thank you for your question. We unfortunately do not have bath tub for all the room categories except Sweet. Best, Reception
    Answered on 19 December 2022
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Roast
    • Open for
    • Ambiance

Facilities of Scandic Ishavshotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs NOK 35 per hour.
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Packed lunches
    • Ironing service
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Safety deposit box
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Allergy-free room
    • Carpeted
    • Lift
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Toilet with grab rails
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    Languages spoken
    • Danish
    • English
    • Norwegian
    • Swedish

    House rules

    Scandic Ishavshotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    Until 12:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Extra bed upon request
    Cot upon request
    3 - 12 years
    Extra bed upon request
    13+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    NOK 200 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.


    When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Scandic Ishavshotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please be advised that if you have booked accommodation with dinner buffet included, this does not include buffet for children. You may purchase dinner buffet for children directly at the hotel at an extra cost.

    The buffet is served between 18:00 and 21:00.

    Unused meals are not refunded.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about Scandic Ishavshotel

    • Scandic Ishavshotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Roast

    • Check-in at Scandic Ishavshotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

    • Guests staying at Scandic Ishavshotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Vegetarian
      • Gluten-free

    • Yes, Scandic Ishavshotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • The prices at Scandic Ishavshotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Scandic Ishavshotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Bicycle rental

    • Scandic Ishavshotel is 350 yards from the centre of Tromsø. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Scandic Ishavshotel include:

      • Double
      • Family
      • Single
      • Suite