Add dates

Tromsø Snowshoe tours

Our most recommended Tromsø Snowshoe tours

From Tromso: Small-group Snowshoeing Tour

1. From Tromso: Small-group Snowshoeing Tour

Northern Norway has a unique nature, which changes with varying colors and light of the four seasons. This tour takes you right in the middle of these amazing landscapes. The tour starts from Tromso city center, from where you will head to the coast on the west side of Tromso. With a small group size, 8 people maximum, you will have an intimate and cozy experience. Be driven to the countryside of Tromso. Depending on the snow conditions and weather, the walk will be done either with or without snowshoes. In the autumn months of October and November, you'll get to enjoy the colorful countryside before it is covered with a thick layer of snow. In the winter, the landscape will be white with snow to play in. After the drive, stretch your legs on a nice walk up a small mountain. The Arctic nature offers you an unforgettable experience. During the walk you can view wildlife and when you reach the summit you will be provided with lunch. Your guide will take photos on the tour and share them with you after the trip, free of charge. Just enjoy the hike.

From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowshoeing & Guided Ice Domes Visit

2. From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowshoeing & Guided Ice Domes Visit

Be picked up from the city center of Tromsø, from which you will be taken to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at the camp, get set up with all required equipment for the hike through the snow. Enjoy the serenity of your surroundings as you hear the crunch of snow underfoot. Arrive at the nature camp where the guide will help you chop wood, start a fire and cook some delicious lunch. With your belly filled you will be shown how you can survive the ice-cold arctic wilderness. Learn how to sleep, what to eat, and how to find your way home. After the snowshoeing tour, your next excursion will begin with a visit to the majestic Tromsø Ice Domes. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, Tromsø Ice Domes are built every year as the Polar Night approaches. At the Ice Domes, join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of the ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask questions to the experienced guide. Admire the snow and ice art that reflects the unique bond between man and nature. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complimentary. You will be able to purchase other drinks, which will be served in the ice restaurant or ice bar. You can also visit the small herd of reindeer located at the Ice Domes. Take some time to feed these cute animals, before heading back to Tromsø.

Tromso: Scenic & Eco-Friendly Snowshoeing Tour

3. Tromso: Scenic & Eco-Friendly Snowshoeing Tour

Get as close to nature as you can on this unique snowshoeing adventure. Explore Kvaløya island, Norway's fourth-largest island only 25 minutes from Tromsø’s city center. Pass by several fjords before entering the wilderness, surrounded by magic mountains. Walk along the Kaldfjord village and learn about the local wildlife from your experienced local guide. Spot reindeer, moose, and other animals while you pass them on your way. Take advantage of the fantastic numerous photo opportunities before getting back into the low-emission vehicle.

From Tromsø: Guided Husky Snowshoe Hike and Husky Camp Visit

4. From Tromsø: Guided Husky Snowshoe Hike and Husky Camp Visit

Walking on top of a deep layer of snow, listen to the steady rhythm of your breath. A gorgeous mountain landscapes stretches as far as the eye can see; let the image sink into your mind. For the locals, hiking is more than just another outdoor activity, it is the most intimate way to experience nature. Immerse yourself in the moment and let things fall into perspective; clear your head and refill your batteries. Follow your guide into the Arctic wilderness and experience it all for yourself. The exact route will be determined based on the weather conditions and wishes of the group. If the weather allows, enjoy your homemade chocolate cake and something hot to drink on the trail while taking in the views. Otherwise, indulge in the snack around an open fire at the husky camp upon return. Get to know the fluffy friends and their puppies before heading back to Tromsø.

From Tromsø: Guided Snowshoeing Hike with Café Visit

5. From Tromsø: Guided Snowshoeing Hike with Café Visit

Take an unforgettable trip up a Norwegian mountain on a snowshoeing tour. Admire summit views of fjords and archipelagos and learn about the area from your guide. The specific route will depend on the day's weather conditions, and will be determined by your guide. Enjoy transportation from Tromsø city center or the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel. Once you reach the foot of the mountain, you'll gear up with snowshoes and poles before starting the ascent. Your guide will teach you the best techniques for snowshoeing and make sure you're comfortable throughout the hike. As you walk, hear about the local area and conditions, winter life in the arctic, and the wildlife you might encounter along the hike. When you reach the summit, take in the incredible panoramas of fjords and archipelagos in the winter light. On your descent, keep your eyes peeled for a wild hare or ptarmigan along the route, or an eagle soaring above the mountains. Relax after the tour with a trip to a local cafe, where you'll enjoy a warming drink and a fresh cinnamon bun, a Scandinavian specialty.

Tromsø: Snowshoeing in Scenic Landscape

6. Tromsø: Snowshoeing in Scenic Landscape

Love hiking but fear knee-deep snow, then try snowshoeing. In our brand new (2023) Mercedes V-Class luxury vip car, you will be able to draft through the beautiful forested trails of Tromso. Please let us know where you stay and we pick you and bring you back. Get closer to nature, enjoy magic mountains while walking and playing in the snow. If you prefer to walk in a flat landscape we do it, - if you prefer to go to a small mountain for a better view, we do that as well. Our guests are so happy - this is a super small group tour - so you get the best focus from us.

From Tromsø: Night Snowshoeing Tour

7. From Tromsø: Night Snowshoeing Tour

Your 6-hour evening excursion begins in the center of Tromsø where you meet your guide at the designated time. You will be provided with snowshoeing gear including winter boots, suits, hiking poles, and snowshoes but should also dress warmly.  In your small group, follow the guide who adjusts the walk to meet the group's pace as you go through untouched snowy landscapes. Read the tracks the wildlife has left behind, enjoy the silence, and admire the wide open sky and all it has to offer: the stars, the moon, and maybe even the northern lights. If you've worked up an appetite, don't worry, dinner will be served during the tour. After experiencing the Arctic night in all its beauty, be dropped off at your Tromsø hotel in the early morning.

Guided Snowshoe Hiking Tour

8. Guided Snowshoe Hiking Tour

Meet your guide in the city center of Tromsø, before receiving your equipment and checking out the Tesla Model X that will be your transport for the day. Enjoy a breathtaking drive along the coast, through the fjords and into the mountains, taking in the incredible natural scenery. Enjoy the comfort of the Tesla Model X, knowing that the beautiful landscape will be kept pristine with zero carbon emissions. Ascend through clean mountain air and untouched fresh snow air, becoming adept with state-of-the-art snowshoes, benefiting from expert guidance along the way. Enjoy stunning vistas and leave your worries at sea level.  Keep your eyes open for spotting wildlife. Seals and orcas can be seen in the sea below, with eagles, reindeer, and other animals roaming the mountains. Snacks and drinks will be provided for you while on the tour. 

Snowshoeing in a small group

9. Snowshoeing in a small group

No previous experience is required. This fun activity is designed for beginners and the whole family can participate. We start with a short drive to Kattfjordeidet, where our experienced English-speaking guide will provide brief instructions before it’s time to set off into the snow-covered landscape. The terrain is flat in places and slightly hilly in others, which is ideal for snowshoeing fun. We will walk through birch and spruce forests to vantage points where we can enjoy scenic views of the fjords, mountains and islands surrounding Tromsø. Snowshoes, hot drinks and snacks are provided. All participants are recommended to bring and wear warm, winter clothes and suitable footwear. Your guide will take photos, which are sent free of charge to all our participants after the trip.

Frequently asked questions about Tromsø

What top attractions are a must-see in Tromsø?

The must-see attractions in Tromsø are:

What are the most popular museums and exhibitions in Tromsø?

Other Sightseeing Options in Tromsø

Want to discover all there is to do in Tromsø? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Loved our snow shoe hike today. G was a great guide, very friendly and lots of knowledge of the local environment and wildlife. He judged the pace well and kept checking in to make sure we weren’t too hot or cold. It was great to be up in the hills despite poor visibility. The cinnamon bun was a great treat at the end too. Highly recommend this trip :)

Interesting tour in the nature. Guide adjusted the snowshoeing route to the desires of the group and was nice and helpful. Also let us to lead the group (snowshoeing is the most interesting and demanding when you are going first). Ice domes are very beautiful.

Everything was spectacular! The guide was superb, Gordon was very friendly and acknowledged with all the information I need. Highly recommended doing this when you in Tromsø in winter!

The snowshoe trek was amazing! Even though the weather was bad that morning, it came fantastic when we get to the mountains.

It was fun to snowshoeing. Our tour guide is very friendly and helpful during our trip.