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Marvelous Snowshoeing in Norway

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Why we included this experience:

Stunning natural surroundings, unforgettable views, and easy terrain to get acquainted with this unique form of travel.

Experience description

Kvaløya, just off the mainland, is a popular getaway both for Norwegians and holidaymakers looking to get away from it all for a while. Translated from the Sami dialect, Kvaløya means “Whale Island”, on account of the many humpback whales that arrive during the winter months on the hunt for herring. It’s a beautiful place, with idyllic coastal scenery and a dramatic mountainous backdrop facing the Atlantic. In times of heavy snow, snowshoes are often the only way local residents can get around, but this activity has now grown in popularity to become a winter sport

Essentially, with snowshoes, you are spreading your weight so that your feet don’t sink into the snow with every step. It’s remarkably easy to get the hang of it with a bit of instruction, and Norway is unquestionably the best place to learn. Enjoy a relaxed trek suitable for beginners, through this wild and attractive landscape. Photos will be taken throughout to capture the moment, and your guide will be on hand to give advice about technique and tell you all about the area.


Highlights:

  • Snowshoeing lesson on the gorgeous island of Kvaløya
  • Pick up the technique of this popular winter sport with an experienced guide
  • Professional photography so you’ll have a lasting memento of your experience

What's Included:

  • Safety briefing and all equipment
  • Guide
  • Photography
  • Return transportation from Hotel Aurora, Tromso

Good to know:

  • Available Monday - Friday
  • Duration approx 3 hours
  • Wear warm clothing
  • Children’s snowshoes available
  • Waterproof footwear is recommended

Experience details

For 1 person
Winter
Land & Nature
Catch your breath

Location

Terjevik, Stakkevollvegen 41, 9010 Tromsø, Norway