Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Snowshoeing in Tromsø


Price from $222

Difficulty level

Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

Booking code



3 hours


Read the practical information below

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

  • Enjoy being outdoors while admiring the white Arctic landscape.

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

  • Relax by a bonfire with a hot drink and snack, perhaps with magical Northern Lights above.

Take this opportunity to try a classic Norwegian winter activity: snowshoeing. The excursion starts 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.

Wearing snowshoes, you’ll feel as though you’re floating above the snow as we set off on a short walk. Breathe in the crisp winter air, admire in the winter scenery while your your guide shares stories about the nature and everyday life here in the Arctic.

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

Practical information 

  • Disembarking/embarking port: Tromsø

  • Available: December 1–May 1

  • Transportation: Bus

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

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