A family home, two floors. Four bedrooms, kitchen, 2 livingrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study. Large porch on first floor with stunning view over the Kvaløya...
Where is it?
The nearest town, Finnsnes is within walking distance of the house. You can walk down there in 15-20 minutes. In the neighborhood, there are mostly children families living in large villas much like our own house. However, above the parking lot on the back side of the house, there's a forest leading all the way up to the mountains. So there are a bunch of hiking tracks easily accessible just minutes away from the front steps of the house.
Other than that, the city of Finnsnes offers bowling, shopping, dining and many other activities. The ferry leaves several times a day for Tromsø, "the Paris of the North", which only takes about an hour. Tromsø is a beautiful city with the famous Ishavs-cathedral, museums, and the mountain lift to mention a few things. We'd definitely recommend that you take a couple of days in Tromsø.
But besides what the norwegian city life has to offer, Senja, commonly known as the "adventure island" is only a few kilometers away. Senja is said to be a miniature Norway and features a unique nature and coastline, with deep, curving fjords and majestic mountains. People on Senja live in small villages of 200-500 people, and are usually very accommodating and welcoming. A day spent driving through the small fishing villages of Senja, meeting and mingling with the locals and trying out their speciality foods would certainly be worthwhile.
It's also possible to arrange for you to join local fishermen for an exciting and adventurous boat ride out into the beautiful fjords of Norway. Fishing possibilities are good, as there's the sea and also a river (Lakselv) brimming with salmon nearby.
Well, there's probably lots more. Here's a couple of links to pages about Senja and the area nearby. Unfortunately, they're in Norwegian, but there are a lot of great pictures there.