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Snowshoe Hike on Whale Island in Tromso

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USD 133.94
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A wonderful way to explore more! 

Immerse yourself in the wild nature of the Northern Norway at its best during the snowshoe hike. 

Scenic drive along the fiord makes a perfect beginning of the tour. At the destination our guide leads you to one of the summits on Kvaløya island. Relish the feeling of crunching over, rather than sinking into, the pristine snow. Great views over surrounding majestic mountains and the fiord are the reward for the effort - we hike around 400 meters elevation to reach the top. Therefore the trip requires you to be used to physical activity, but previous snowshoeing experience is not needed.

Wearing proper winter boots and warm clothes is a must on this tour. 

We take good time for breaks to take photos, learn about the local countryside, and savor a hot drink and snack on route.
  • Hike Whale Island in the company of a guide; suitable for beginners
  • All necessary equipment, including snowshoes, is provided
  • Transportation to and from Whale Island from Tromso is included
  • Snacks and hot drinks are served
What to Expect
Your tour begins with a pickup from a centrally located meeting point in Tromso. Meet your guide and settle into the vehicle for the drive to your destination. Upon arrival on Kvaloya, at a location selected taking into consideration weather and snow conditions, listen as your guide gives a brief demonstration on how to use the snowshoes. Once you are familiar and comfortable with the equipment, strap on your snowshoes, grab your hiking poles, and set out with the rest of your group. Following your guide, hike to one of the island's summits, surrounded by great views over majestic mountains and fiords. Make a few stops along the way; get insight from your guide about the Arctic landscape, and enjoy a traditional taste of Norway with a hot drink and lefse (cake). Afterward, your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport to the start and back to Tromsø city centre
  • Snowshoes and hiking poles
  • Hot drink and local sweet snack lefse
  • Local guide
  • Pick up point in central location close to most of the city hotels.
  • Winter clothes - these can be rented separately at Tromsø Outdor Rental Center upon prior arrangement. Hotel pick up and drop off is not available on this tour.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • IMPORTANT: Please advise shoe size (european) in the special requirements field at check out. If you fail to provide this information your booking may be cancelled.
  • In case we have no snow in the area alternative activity or full refund of the tour costs will be offered.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 12 March 2019

This is a wonderful hike - about 400 meters elevation gain. I gather that the pace can be as strenuous or as mild as the group necessitates. We finished our hike a bit earlier than planned, so we stopped on the drive back to town...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kwagaman
Tromsø Outdoor O, Front Office Manager at Tromso Outdoor, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2019

Thank you for reviewing Tromsø Outdoor kwagaman. We love hiking on Kvaløya. For the next year we will have 3 snowshoe trips in our offer, on various level of difficulty. One very easy, tour, one moderate and the one you joined as the most challenging....More

Reviewed 27 January 2019

We enjoyed this trip so much! We were a small group of 5 plus a guide, and everything was made easy: the excellent choice of a walk up to a small peak with a wonderful view and a low avalanche risk, the transport, the high...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Not many words to describe this experience. It is breathtaking, by all means. You start to hike with the group and the spectacular surroundings is taking all the air from your lungs, and you start to gasp and see small blue dots because you forgot...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank duosciencecrew
Tromsø Outdoor O, Front Office Manager at Tromso Outdoor, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hello duosciencecrew, thank you very much for your feedback! Welcome back! Kasia

Reviewed 15 February 2018

A scenic drive led to the start of the snow shoe climb of 300 metres. There was no warm up to get used to the shoes but a gradual then quite steep climb to a summit with wonderful views over a fjord and frozen lake....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jackeyp
Tromsø Outdoor O, Front Office Manager at Tromso Outdoor, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hello Jackeyp, thank you very much for joining us on a snowshoe hike and for your feedback. This year was very special with six weeks of the perfect sunny weather and no one single snow flake in January/February, that was the reason of extremely icy...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

I booked the guided snowhoe hike on the nearby island of Kvaløya. The guide, Sasha, was excellent, as was the gear provided to us all and the info on how to use it. We got info on the surroundings during the trip, and once up,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Joke D
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  • Tromso Outdoor
  • Duration: 5h
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  • Languages Offered: German
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