Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Snowshoeing In Tromsø


Price from £150

Difficulty level

Level 4: Good physical condition.

Booking code



3 hours


Read practical information below

A couple on a snowshoeing excursion in Tromsø
  • Experience walking over the snow with modern snowshoes

  • Enjoy being outdoors, admiring the white winter Arctic landscape

  • Learn more about the nature of the local area with a knowledgeable guide

  • Relax by the bonfire with a hot drink and snack, perhaps with the aurora above

Today, you’ll relish the opportunity to try a classic Norwegian winter activity: snowshoeing. You’ll start this excursion with a short bus ride that takes you to the top of Tromsøya Island. The mainly flat area is a patchwork of snow-dusted birch and spruce forests, and a few gentle slopes. 

With modern snowshoes strapped on, you’ll feel as if you’re floating above the snow as we set off on a short walk. Breathe in the crisp winter air, take in the winter scenery as you go, and listen to your guide talk about nature in the surrounding area and everyday life here in the Arctic.  

Follow the guide through the forest to a clearing where we’ll set up a cosy bonfire. Enjoy a hot drink and a sweet snack while swapping stories around the fire, or relive some childhood fun by sledding down the slopes on a simple toboggan.

Practical information

  • Embarking/disembarking port: Tromsø

  • Available: 1 Dec - 1 May

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Meals: Hot drinks and lefse, a local Norwegian snack.

  • Clothes: Winter shoes and warm clothes, including a windproof jacket/trousers, hats and mittens are essential. Winter clothing is not included on this excursion.

  • Toilet facilities are available.