Just 45 minutes from the city, in a world of wild coastline, are three two-bedroom cottages. They’re cantilevered over the water in the tiny hamlet of Kvaløyvågen. Scandi-simple but comfy, the cottages are ideal for whale watching. From £150 per night. Bed & Books
An alternative to Tromsø’s chain hotels, Bed & Books is spread across two houses (the ‘Writer’s Home’ and ‘Fisherman’s Home’), on the waterfront. It features retro furniture, shared kitchens and a library instead of a reception. Doubles from £89 per night. Tromvik Lodge
This 10-bedroom villa was supposedly Prince Harry’s pick for his recent trip to Norway. From glass walls facing the sea to the bathroom sauna and hot tub outside, it’s certainly fit for royalty. From £300 per night (two-night minimum). Fjøsen
Set back from the waterfront at Ersfjordbotn, this barn has been converted into two rustic apartments, both sleeping six and with views over the fjord. The outdoor hot tub and garden area are great for soaking up the midnight sun. From £206 per night.
Published in the June 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)