Our cabin, the River House sits on a small bluff overlooking a small river Oldervikelva and an has an amazing direct from the kitchen window view of the massive Lyngen Alps.
We flew via Oslo with Norwegian Air on a 0900hrs flight out of Stavanger Sola Airport and touched down at Tromso Langness Airport at 1700hrs, we purposefully allowed ourselves a generous lay over at Oslo Gardemoen. Two hours later we were in Oldervik via a rented car. And the place is just as we left it last, just the way we like it.
The view on route to Langness, snowcapped mountains, plenty of total isolation for the 5.0 million Norwegian population.
The River House (in yellow), and our view from the front door towards Lyngen Alps across the fjord.
Part of the draw of the place is it's sheer location north of the 69 deg parallel, that's special on it's own virtue. A cabin close to the village without close neighbours but easily accessible is also a plus point. Though we don't use the bus service, regular village bus service ply the route right in front of our house to the center of the village. There's plenty on offer in terms of great views, nice walks in the woods, and a general quietness of a place away from the center of human activities.
And then of course we have the northernlights given the right combination of factors, a CME and clear skies. Our first visit here was end of May mostly for birds and general exploring. The second trip was for northernlights during the end of February (which turned out a balmy 5 deg C that year). We missed 2015 which was supposed to be a trip during autumn break. Now we are back for snow (the kids) and northernlights if it happens to turn up.
The much anticipated northernlights for visitors to Tromso, likely one of the top reasons visitors travel here. These pictures were captured in the backyard of River House.
Trips like this is great for getting out of the day to day routine of normal life. A special place like this always enhances the experience even more. We just love this village.