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Highlights: - Experience beautiful Arctic scenery - Rest at the finest snack point nature has to offer - Slide on the snow - See the huge boulders strewn by glaciers of the past
Take a trip to the outer cliff side of the Whale Island. Facing westwards towards the Arctic ocean and an hour drive from Tromsø to a snow shoe hike in Norway's wild backyard.
Description and itinerary:
When coming to Tromsø, a guided snow shoe hike is a cheap and effective way to see the area. The Whale Island is known for its dramatic nature.
In the company of your knowledgeable guide, you will head out to the more untamed parts outside the city and experience what it means to hike in the Arctic over the winter season.
Equipped with a pair of snowshoes, you will explore the local fjords and mountains and maybe even spot some reindeer or moose. Then take a break and warm up next to a fire while munching on tasty snacks and hot drinks. To make it that much more exciting, grab one of the snow-sliders and skid down the hill while slashing some snow!
This hike will take you towards the peak "Brosmetinden." Walk a simple path along the cliff overlooking the Arctic Ocean. Included is photographs, information and guided hike. Midway, if wanted, a walk without snowshoes to the top is possible. At the top you will find a note book where hikers write down their name and country of origin. The hike takes approximately 25 minutes to the top from the cliff edge (first rest stop), and similarly 25 minutes back. Some time can be spent on the top or the midway point to enjoy the view and take in the scenery. The air is fresh.
The trip lasts for 4-5 hours and is coordinated by a professional guide there to ensure you have the best time en route with stories of life in Northern Norway, knowledge about the area, and photography assistance. Your guide will plan a trip in the local area with spectacular sights of the Norwegian sea and surrounding mountains and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the snow!
You will receive all of the needed equipment upon arriving at the trail, so just bring your warm boots, mittens, and happy energy!
Included: guide, snow shoes, hot drinks, North Norwegian lunch pack (slices of bread with either caviar, "Nugatti"-nougat/chocolate spread, or brown cheese), transport and photos from the tour
Please bring: something to drink, warm boots, gloves, socks, hat and scarf
Departure time and place: 10am (10:00) outside Tromsø Activities, Storgata 107 (on top of the Storgata/main street hill)
Duration: 4-5 hours
Number of participants: 2-8
Level of difficulty: medium
Please make sure to bring appropriate clothing, especially on a windy day. The tour does not guarantee having clear weather. Please note that there are no toilets available, but nature is a good substitute.