Tromsø

Daytime Snowshoe Hike at Fjellheisen

Combine the breathtaking views from the top of Fjellheisen mountain with an adventurous guided snowshoe hike, the best way to start your day when in Tromsø!  

On this tour, we will take you on a 1 hour guided hike from the top of Fjellheisen mountain. From the ridges, you will get to enjoy the scenic views of Tromsø city and its surrounding mountains and sea.

During the polar night, the view of the city lights nestled in the frozen landscape and shrouded in a dreamy blue twilight makes you feel like you’re hiking through a postcard. During this time, the “blue hour” lasts for nearly 4 hours– a dream come true for photographers!

Until 25th November and from 15th January you can admire the fantastic Arctic sunrise instead, painting the sky and the snowy mountains in rose gold hues.

We meet at the departure point in Tromsø city center. From there, a private shuttle takes us to Fjellheisen lower station. With permission to skip the queue, we can go straight up to the upper station, 421m above sea level, where our snowshoe hike begins.

We will provide all the snowshoeing equipment and training you need to enjoy this active morning outside. Our experienced guide will accompany you every step of the way, ensuring fun and your safety on the trail. The guide will also document your adventurous spirit with a snowshoe-portrait.

After the hike, you can relax with a pastry and a hot drink on the open-air panorama terrace before we take the cable car down and make our way back to the city again.

Photos:

  • Professionally edited and available within 48 hours after your tour.
  • We also provide optimized images for printing, available for purchase.
  • Pictures will be stored for 1 month after the tour.

Location or meeting point

Important information

Meeting time and place

09:15 (AM) at the Norwegian Travel Shop - Tromsø Havn Prostneset, 2nd floor (Samuel Arnesens gate 5)

Duration

09:30 - 13:00 (3,5 hours - incl. transfers both ways)

Good to know

  • Tours only run on Monday & Friday
  • Fjellheisen Cable Car is expanding their facilities - please expect ongoing construction work at the upper cable car station  
  • In case of bad weather (high winds, severe storms, etc.), it can happen that Fjellheisen decides to close the cable car for safety reasons, sometimes on very short notice. If this happens, we do our best to keep all our guests and clients informed, and we hold the right to change the location, itinerary or cancel the tour.
  • We do not provide winter clothing, only the necessary snowshoeing equipment.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather: the temperature on top of the mountain is usually lower and the winds are stronger than in the city center of Tromsø.

What to bring or wear

  • We recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and layers to adjust your clothing to the weather. For example, while walking, you might like to be able to take a layer off & while standing still and enjoying the view, you might want to have an extra layer.
  • Be sure your equipment protects you from the wind!
  • Bring a hat, a scarf and gloves
  • Don’t forget sunglasses for tours after 15. January

Included

  • 1 hour snowshoe hike (depending on weather conditions)
  • Transfers to/from the lower cable car station
  • Cable Car Roundtrip ticket
  • Snowshoes and poles
  • Hot drink and pastry
  • English-speaking guide
  • Digital tour photos in web-ready resolution

Level of difficulty

Level: Medium

  • Good physical condition is required.
  • All participants must be able to hike for at least 1hour on snowshoes through mountainous terrain.   

Accessibility information:

  • Moderate tours are suitable for those in good physical condition. Everyone on these tours should be able to hike at least 1 hour at a moderate pace with breaks.
  • This tour takes place on moderately steep snow-covered terrain between 0 - 20 slope degrees.
  • Not suitable people with mobility impairments

Restrictions

  • Minimum Participants: 2
  • Minimum age: 12 y/o
  • When making a booking for a child, please kindly always inform us of the age, as our guides will then be able to prepare accordingly.

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