Step into the shoes of your northern forefathers and go full Arctic. On this excursion we will traverse up into the mountain ranges overlying the Snowhotel, walking through different types of snow. The Snowshoe tour is perfect if you are a beginner on snow, who is seeking a more laidback and slow-paced winter holiday. At Snowhotel Kirkenes we have a variety of activities, from full throttle to easy-going, laying the foundation for a perfect winter vacation in Norway, suitable for everyone.
At the summit, there will be time for a break, where we will serve a classic Norwegian touring snack and hot juice from local berries. We will have the perfect view of the Sandnes mountain plateau, and down to Langfjorden, the arctic fjord by the Snowhotel.
One of the things that are unique with snow, is that it works as a log - a map of recent activity in the area. This means it lets us see the tracks of the arctic animals which roams the wilderness of northern Norway. Among the tracks we may find are those of grouse, hare, fox, moose and reindeer. If we are lucky, we may even get a glimpse of the animal itself. Some arctic animals, like lynx or wolverine, are extremely difficult to spot with the bare eye, so we are lucky to have the snow keeping track of their movement.
Departure time: 13:00
Departure place for tours incl. transfer: Thon or Scandic Hotel Kirkenes
Departure place for tours excl. transfer: Snowhotel Kirkenes, Sandnesdalen
At the summit, there will be time for a break, where we will serve a classic Norwegian touring snack and hot juice from local berries.
On some tours we will be accompanied by a group of friendly huskies!
Minimum age: 7 years
Professional English-speaking guide
Transfer to and from Thon or Scandic Hotel Kirkenes - if a tour that includes transfer is booked
Snowshoes & warm clothing - overall, boots, mittens and woollen socksHot juice and snack in the restaurant
Minimum participants: 2