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Winter

Snowshoe hiking experience

See the fjords from the top of a
snowcovered mountain

Information

Minimum
2 people
Duration
3–4 h
Age limit
14 y.o.
Level
 
Season
Oct–April
Price
NOK 1.290

See the fjords
and scale a mountain

Snowshoeing is a great way to experience the arctic winter. On this sidechallenging tour we bring you to one of our neighboring mountains and hike on snowshoes for a great view of our fjords and archipelagos. Your guide will choose a suitable area for the day, giving you a summit view of the mountains and fjords in this region.

At the foot of the mountain we gear up with snowshoes and poles, before starting on the ascend. Walking on them is easy to learn and the going is easy once you get the hang of it. Our guides are local and experienced and will see that you are led up avoiding the avalanche danger that can be present in some areas. They will also share knowledge of the local conditions and surroundings, winter life in the arctic and the wildlife we might encounter. On the top we will have time to take in the mighty surroundings bathed in the magical winter light and to take some photos before starting on the descent. On the trip heading back we will keep our eyes open to maybe get a glimpse of a hare jumping over our tracks, a ptarmigan hiding between the trees, or an eagle soaring above us between the mountains.

We end the trip with a visit to a cozy local café, where we will enjoy a hot drink and a Scandinavian specialty: the cinnamon bun.

This tour is arranged every Tuesday and Friday through the winter season. However, it can be arranged outside these days on request.

Snow conditions on the coast change a lot during the season and we adjust along as well. In case of lacking or difficult conditions, we will sometimes choose to use snow cleats/chains on our hike. Before snowfall the trip will be conducted by foot.

We will provide transfer to and from both Sommarøy Arctic Hotel (approximately 40 minutes) and the Tromsø city centre (approximately 30 min) to our snowshoe hike location for the day!

This activity is also suitable for groups, and can be suited to your wishes. Contact us for more information!

Meeting place:

For transfer from Tromsø city centre: Please meet outside the city center cinema at 9:30 AM.

For transfer from Sommarøy Arctic hotel: Please meet in the reception at 9:00 AM.

Included:

  • Experienced guide
  • Snow shoes/crampons
  • Arctic suit and boots if needed
  • Winter hat and gloves
  • One hot drink and one cinnamon bun (or equivalent) in the café
  • Transfer to and from Sommarøy Arctic Hotel or Tromsø city centre
  • Pictures from the tour

Make sure to bring:

  • Long sleeve base layer, like wool or fleece to wear underneath suit. Preferably double layers.
  • Small daypack
  • Warm sweater or a fleece jacket/jumper
  • Spare gloves and a warm hat
  • Waterproof Camera/GoPro
  • Water bottle

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