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Star Walk Night Snowshoeing Tour from Tromso

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    What to Expect
    Choose from the two available departure times when you book. Then, meet your guide and group of no more than eight in central Tromso to begin. Be sure to dress warmly, with a cozy base layer, warm shoes, wool socks, mittens, a hat, and a scarf.

    Next, drive into the snow-laden countryside, and receive the equipment needed for your starlit snowshoe walk. Don a thermal suit and winter boots if needed, and collect your snowshoes, hiking poles, and a hiking backpack.

    Once you’re ready, practice walking on your snowshoes, and then set off behind your guide under the night sky. Your guide will set a pace to suit your group, so everyone will feel comfortable and confident.

    Make your way into the untouched landscapes, and crunch through the snow, breathing in the intense peace and beauty of the polar night. Immerse yourself in the nature around you, and marvel at the wide-open sky, shining with the light of the moon and stars, and, if you’re lucky, the glowing veils of the Northern Lights.

    Walk along silent trails and through virgin snow, weaving through frosted woodlands and fells, and watching for tracks left by wildlife along the way.

    When you’ve worked up an appetite, stop to refuel with a hearty homemade dinner by a campfire. Dig into a warming dish such as soup and crusty bread, plus snacks and drinks. Vegetarian options are also available.

    After your walk, return to your vehicle and after changing out of your thermal coveralls and snowshoes, finish with a drop-off at your Tromso hotel in the early hours of morning.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Roast, Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
    • Dinner: vegetarian/vegan option available
    • Souvenir photos (by email after the tour)
    • Pick up: In front of the Scandic Ishavhotel: Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Troms
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Thermal suits, hats, mittens, snowshoes, hiking poles, and a hiking backpack
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • When exceptional situations arise (e.g. weather cancellations) it is important to reach you. This is easiest if you provide your contact on the road (phone number with correct country code)
    • Winter equipment is included, please provide your clothing and shoe sizes
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking as well as medical condition if needed
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately; Make sure you wear a warm base layer, winter clothes including warm shoes, a hat, mittens, a scarf, and woolen socks.
    • In case of no snow, the activity will be a hike in the Arctic night.
    • In case of no stars, the activity will be under and cloudy sky. Some precipitation may occur.
    • Activity is in English
    • Please be prepared for limited toilet facilities, there will be a gas station stop during the drive, however the camp itself is in the wild Arctic nature where the only toilet possibilities are in the forest (there are no pre-built facilities)
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • 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
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Max was a great guide, really cheery, knowledgeable and patient. We were in a small group, a couple of us found it very hard work; I've never done any snowshoeing before and am not a very sporty person, but Max was very encouraging and was able to adjust the tour to suit
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    Our guide Karolis was perfect for the snowshoeing experience; he was funny, entertaining and full of knowledge and stories. We had a fabulous night with clear skies, plenty of stars, the northern lights, fantastic soup, great company, awesome warm thermal suits, and comfortable
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    Response from GuideJenna, Guest Relations Manager at Star Walk Night Snowshoeing Tour from Tromso
    Responded 13 Oct 2019
    Hi purplishrose, Thank you for the feedback! We love receiving feedback from our guests, it motivates Karolis and the rest of our team during these cold winter months to give our guests the best possible experience with us. It has been a pleasure to have you on tour with us and we hope to welcome you back to Tromso again one day. Thanks again!
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    Our group of 8, had an arctic and enjoyable evening with Carolis as our guide. He identified an excellent route to help us enjoy the expedition even in the conditions of considerable deep layer of fresh snow. We snowshoed for about 80 mins before breaking to take some photos
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    Response from GuideJenna, Guest Relations Manager at Star Walk Night Snowshoeing Tour from Tromso
    Responded 13 Oct 2019
    Hello Julia W, We have loved hearing feedback about how your experience with us was. We understand the frustration when mother nature has other plans in mind. The Star Walk is a night time snowshoeing hike, we are unable to control the clouds (unfortunately!) so we understand the disappointment you felt when there weren't stars, however sounds like you had extra fluffy snow, which would have made the snowshoeing much more enjoyable. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the factors that we can control, such as the service, our home-made food and your booking experience and we are happy to hear you had a positive experience with these points. These are all aspects that we can control and can improve on, feedback is so valuable to us. We hope to see you again in Tromso! Good luck with your future travels and adventures.
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    We had an engaging and enjoyable trip out with Carolis to do the snowshoeing 'star walk' activity, in a group of 8 people. Unfortunately there were no stars visisble due to the snowy conditions. There had been 30 cm plus fresh snowfall that day and it was still snowing when we
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    Response from GuideJenna, Guest Relations Manager at Star Walk Night Snowshoeing Tour from Tromso
    Responded 13 Oct 2019
    Thanks klf69 for the feedback! Karolis is a great guide, we are confident in his guiding ability, the service you have received, our home-made food and your booking experience and we are happy to hear you had a positive experience with these points. These are all aspects that we can control and can improve on, feedback is so valuable to us. We have loved hearing feedback about how your experience with us was. We understand  the frustration when mother nature has other plans in mind. The Star Walk is a night time snowshoeing hike, we are unable to control the clouds (unfortunately!) so we understand the disappointment you felt when there weren't stars, however sounds like you had extra fluffy snow, which would make the snowshoeing much more enjoyable. Thanks again for the feedback!
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    Star Walk was a nighttime snowshoeing epic adventure! Our small group included four other guests from Austria and the U.S., plus our knowledgeable, skilled, and hardworking guides, Delphin and Karolis. Wandering Owl is a conscientious company that prides itself in creating a
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    Response from Delphin R, guide at Star Walk Night Snowshoeing Tour from Tromso
    Responded 30 Jan 2019
    Dear Ellen thank you for coming back to our fabulous Star Walk, epic indeed! What an adventure it was, and so beautiful, our Facebook post (21.01.2019) is a great reminder of that memorable night. No northern lights but what a show from nature, with generous snow falls and sudden gaps in the clouds, clearing the view and revealing the moon and the stars and the fjords below. Thank you again for joining, and for your review!
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    About the operator
    By: Wandering Owl
    Elena C
    133
    Amazing northen lights
    Very skilled and available guide. Everything (photos, meal, hot drinks, seats around the dire) perfectly organised
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    Guy D
    10
    Amazing Experience dont miss out!
    our guide Karolis was the best! super friendliest and informative. he took us to the best place to see the northen
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    Mike L
    Tromso, Norway
    51
    Incredible night...
    We were taken for our night out by Bart & Michael - who were both fantastic. Michael drove the minibus, set up
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    chris_manchester2009
    10
    Amazing Northern Lights Tour
    (6-stars?) We had booked a short trip to Tomso as a belated honeymoon. We knew the northern lights weren't
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    TCD
    Maastricht, The Netherlands
    10
    All the way through the blizzard
    Being in Tromsø for the first time to see the Northern Lights, I came with really high expectations. Despite a
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    Ilaria S
    96
    Great experience
    This tour is just amazing! I managed to go for northern lights hunting two days with them and on both days the
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    Alessandra
    20
    Beautifull day!
    I went on a tour on a minivan with our guide Max. We were a small group and he managed to explain to all of us
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    passionate2travel
    Bengaluru, India
    2411
    Fantastic experience!
    This experience was one the best ones I had in Norway! What made me sceptical was being out in the cold weather,
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    Louise B
    70
    Avoiding the Wind
    What an amazing time we had on our Northern Lights Chase with Wandering Owl and our fabulous guide Wojtek. The
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    tippi2018
    Chandler, Arizona
    4219
    Amazing Experience
    Karolis was our amazing tour guide and Michael was our driver. They did a great job of finding clear skies.
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