Are you looking for a somewhat remote but also luxurious getaway where there’s no shortage of spectacular scenery, natural phenomena or delicious food? Try the snowy city of Tromsø, Norway, about 215 miles north of the Arctic Circle and sometimes called the Paris of the North. In the darker winter months, the Northern Lights can be seen two to three times per week, and in the summer, there is the midnight sun—constant sunlight between April and August.
To soak it all in, consider this $2.52 million (€2.3 million) apartment situated overlooking Tromsø’s inner harbor, which feels akin to living on board a luxury yacht. The fifth-floor residence, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across 1,915 square feet, has oversized windows in every room that let in as much natural light as is available and frame panoramic mountain and water views. The views capture the boat-filled harbor, the Arctic Cathedral, the town’s charming buildings, and, in the distance, the snowy mountains.
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The residence is located within a contemporary building that was designed by architect Snorre Stinessen and interior designer Julie Johnsen. It has a distinct maritime-meets-Scandinavian aesthetic with warm, natural materials and a pared-back minimalist design. While the home highlights modern design with brass fixtures and glass chandeliers, it also exudes a distinct Nordic flair with walnut parquet floors, European oak wall paneling, high-end finishes, and quality lighting.
Perfect as a Norwegian vacation home or pied-à-terre, the apartment is also suited for thoughtful entertaining. The large great room is thoughtfully divided into multiple zones, which include an office space, two seating areas, and a dining area, all of which are oriented toward the harbor. There’s also a well-appointed kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, while the bar has built-in cabinetry and a wine cooler. There are two large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets that wouldn’t look out of place in a designer boutique, as well as a smaller third guest bedroom.
To fully enjoy the outdoors, there are two balconies: one overlooking the city and another looking out to the water and mountains. Other highlights include a private elevator that opens directly into the apartment and a private EV charger.
Tromsø is known as the capital of the Arctic and is one of Norway’s most beloved travel spots. The area is surrounded by Norway’s famed fjords, picturesque islands, and wildlife. Not only is it the perfect base for outdoor arctic exploration and adventure, but there are numerous historic sites along with a buzzing nightlife and restaurant scene. The apartment itself is located in Tromsø’s old town and just steps from Vulkana, an old Norwegian fishing boat that has been transformed into a spa that’s complete with a Finnish sauna, a hammam, and ice baths.
The home is listed by Beqo Hoti and Magnus Bonnemark of Shaza Luxury Real Estate.
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