Snowshoeing in Tromsø
Some coin this snowshoeing excursion in Tromsø 'childhood revisited' because it is so carefree and liberating.
Have fun experiencing the great outdoors and enjoying Norway's snow and nature
Relax and be warmed by the bonfire before heading back to the pier
Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)
Level 4: Hard
Meals on the trip: Hot drinks and lefse, a local Norwegian snack. Clothes: Wear warm clothes, including a wind-proof jacket/pants, a hat, and mittens (essential because you quickly cool down when taking a break); winter clothing not included on this excursion. Rest rooms are available.
The tour starts with a short bus ride through a lovely winter landscape of birch and spruce forests to the top of Tromsøya Island. Equipped with modern snowshoes, you easily walk on the snow, breathing in the crisp air and experiencing Norway's frozen winter landscape just like a local. Follow your guide through the forest and into a clearing, where you can help light the bonfire and then warm yourself by the blaze.
The guide shares his knowledge about the surrounding nature, and offers interesting insights about traditional folklore, the local area, and everyday life in Tromsø. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, you hop aboard a toboggan and speed down a snowy hill. After you’ve had your fill of fun, we return to the clearing, restock the bonfire, warm ourselves, and savor hot beverages and a sweet snack. It really doesn't get much better than this!