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Snowshoe Hike on Whale Island in Tromso provided by Tromso Outdoor

Snowshoe Hike on Whale Island in Tromso

Snowshoe Hike on Whale Island in Tromso
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from ₱7,170.48 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Exploring the Arctic wilderness alone can be challenging. Take the worry out of finding transportation and the correct equipment on this tour from Tromso. Start with pickup from the city center and journey to Kvaloya (or "Whale Island"), where you strap on provided snowshoes and hike into a winter wonderland of snow-covered mountains and forest. Along the way, warm up with a traditional Norwegian snack.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Hike Whale Island in the company of a guide; suitable for beginners
All necessary equipment, including snowshoes, is provided
Transportation to and from Whale Island from Tromso is included
Snacks and hot drinks are served
What to expect
Your tour begins with a pickup from a centrally located meeting point in Tromso. Meet your guide and settle into the vehicle for the drive to your destination. Upon arrival on Kvaloya, at a location selected taking into consideration weather and snow conditions, listen as your guide gives a brief demonstration on how to use the snowshoes. Once you are familiar and comfortable with the equipment, strap on your snowshoes, grab your hiking poles, and set out with the rest of your group. Following your guide, hike to one of the island's summits, surrounded by great views over majestic mountains and fiords. Make a few stops along the way; get insight from your guide about the Arctic landscape, and enjoy a traditional taste of Norway with a hot drink and lefse (cake). Afterward, your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41340P3
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Transport to the start and back to Tromsø city centre • Snowshoes and hiking poles • Hot drink and local sweet snack lefse • Local guide • Pick up point in central location close to most of the city hotels.
Exclusions
Winter clothes - these can be rented separately at Tromsø Outdor Rental Center upon prior arrangement. Hotel pick up and drop off is not available on this tour.
Duration
5h
Departure details
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway We meet in the front of the Radisson Blu Hotel , 10 minutes before departures (9.50) Departure is at 10.00
Inclusions
Transport to the start and back to Tromsø city centre • Snowshoes and hiking poles • Hot drink and local sweet snack lefse • Local guide • Pick up point in central location close to most of the city hotels.
Exclusions
Winter clothes - these can be rented separately at Tromsø Outdor Rental Center upon prior arrangement. Hotel pick up and drop off is not available on this tour.
Departure details
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway We meet in the front of the Radisson Blu Hotel , 10 minutes before departures (9.50) Departure is at 10.00
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
IMPORTANT: Please advise shoe size (european) in the special requirements field at check out. If you fail to provide this information your booking may be cancelled.
In case we have no snow in the area alternative activity or full refund of the tour costs will be offered.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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Trudy26
Southampton, UK130 contributions
Hard work, but worth it!
As others have said, you need to have a good level of fitness for this snowshoe hike. When my partner and I were on the trip, it had been snowing all week so the snow was deep to hike in. However, with that being said I’m so pleased we booked this trip. The scenery was beautiful and our guide was super friendly and knowledgeable - we even saw an owl in the trees on our way up.

The trip was around 5 hours, including travel time. Once you reach the top, snacks and warm beverages are provided, which was a nice touch. Both my partner and I had never used snow shoes before, but our guide gave us clear instructions and helped guide the group up and down at a good pace.

If you’re looking for an amazing outdoor activity with incredible views, this trip is for you!
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Tromsø Outdoor O
Hello, thank you for your kind words. We are happy you liked the trip and you feel fulfilled after it. You saw an Owl! Congratulations, it is not a common animal to meet. Our trip contains 400 metres of elevation to pass and we try to communicate it to everybody, so our guest know what to expect from it. And with additional obstacles like deep, fresh snow it can turn into a real Arctic adventure. But views from the top reward participants for the effort they make. Thank you for a detailed review that can help our potential customers choose a proper trip for them. Have a good day.
Written 11 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kittynel78
London, UK27 contributions
Fantastic snow hike
Dec 2019
You have to be quite fit for the 5hr hill hike, but the experience is very rewarding! Our guide Mathias was very pleasant and kind, knowledgable, patient to answer all questions and very informative overall, kept a good pace and encouraged us all the way. The equipment was new and very good quality, the drive no more than 40mins out of Tromso and the weather was dark and grey but without any wind or rain.

We absolutely loved the experience, it was hard work at certain points, but Mathias broke the hike down well; it was very much worth it. A really good choice to spend an active morning and get to know the local nature.

Thank you Tromso Outdoor and thank you Mathias!
Written 24 December 2019
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Hello Kittynel 78, many thanks for you positive feedback about Snowshoe hike on Kvaløya and Mathias. We are really lucky to have him in the team for the 5th season now. Next time you are in Tromsø you can check out our snowshoe trip with a visit to the local cafe. This tour brings us also outside of Tromsø but is much less demanding physically, and we take good time for a tee and cafe in our favorite Bryggejentene cafe.
Written 29 December 2019
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Alexa B
2 contributions
Well organised, fantastic tour guide
Nov 2019
Despite being pouring down rain for the entire morning we had a wonderful time snow shoeing up to the top of a mountain. It was incredibly challenging, but Mathias was a fantastic guide and very encouraging and we thank him for his expertise and friendly chat! The view from the summit was well worth it to look down at trees and city lights below. We hope to come back to Tromso again soon for more activities!
Written 4 December 2019
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Hi,thank you very much for your review ,we are more then happy to hear it.
Written 11 December 2019
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Helen B
Bedford12 contributions
Absolutely awesome
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had a day left to plan something and were recommended this company. We booked a snow show hike up a mountain... I was a little anxious not having done this before but our guide was awesome.

It ended up being just myself and my partner as another booking did not show. The guide took every effort to contact the other booking which I was really impressed about.

Equipment was good as were the snacks when we reached the top of the mountain. I'm so pleased we booked this, it seriously was one of the best things I've done.

I would definitely recommend this trip, it pushes you physically and mentally which is never a bad thing.

Thank you.. Helen and tobias
Written 25 November 2019
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Hi,thank you very much for your feedback.We really enjoy when our guests enjoy :-) We strive to share our passion for nature and are pleased you liked our trip.
Written 10 December 2019
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Sightsee158938
4 contributions
Snow shoe trip
Nov 2019 • Family
My son and I had a fantastic time on this trip. It was hard work so you have to be fairly fit but the guide was very encouraging and we all reached the summit which was worth the effort.
Written 2 November 2019
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Hi,thank you very much for your kind words.We are glad to hear that you liked our trip.
Written 3 November 2019
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Kyle
Brussels, Belgium8 contributions
A unique hike with an breahtaking view
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a wonderful hike - about 400 meters elevation gain. I gather that the pace can be as strenuous or as mild as the group necessitates. We finished our hike a bit earlier than planned, so we stopped on the drive back to town to see another fjord and some reindeer.

Our guide was knowledgeable and attentive and provided warm berry juice and sweet bread at the summit.

Make sure that your pants are snow-proof. They can be rented from the tour operator for about $10.
Written 12 March 2019
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Thank you for reviewing Tromsø Outdoor kwagaman. We love hiking on Kvaløya. For the next year we will have 3 snowshoe trips in our offer, on various level of difficulty. One very easy, tour, one moderate and the one you joined as the most challenging. We look forward to more snowshoeing and more amazing guests! Kasia
Written 15 March 2019
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John W
Lewes, England, United Kingdom4 contributions
Beautiful views, great experience
Jan 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed this trip so much! We were a small group of 5 plus a guide, and everything was made easy: the excellent choice of a walk up to a small peak with a wonderful view and a low avalanche risk, the transport, the high quality equipment that was provided and a warm drink & snack at the top. Theresa, our guide, was friendly, very capable and was ready to help but relaxed about leading - a perfect companion. We were lucky with powder snow, low sunshine and a frozen fjord.
Written 27 January 2019
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duosciencecrew
London, UK15 contributions
Climb, Climb and Climb...wow!!! The view on top is....WOW
Feb 2018 • Couples
Not many words to describe this experience. It is breathtaking, by all means.

You start to hike with the group and the spectacular surroundings is taking all the air from your lungs, and you start to gasp and see small blue dots because you forgot that you are also hiking, and you need to take it slow. At some point, you do not even realise that you reach the very top and the view is taking last drop of air from your lungs (if any left). WOW, WOW and WOW.....and you never finish to say loud: WOW WOW.

If you have not done yet, the only question is: what are you waiting for???
The guides are just superb, the equipment is five star...the entire experience is FUN....
Written 8 March 2018
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Hello duosciencecrew, thank you very much for your feedback! Welcome back! Kasia
Written 12 June 2018
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Jackey P
Exmouth, UK86 contributions
A strenuous climb but worth it for the view from the top
Feb 2018 • Solo
A scenic drive led to the start of the snow shoe climb of 300 metres. There was no warm up to get used to the shoes but a gradual then quite steep climb to a summit with wonderful views over a fjord and frozen lake. You need to be quite fit to tackle this climb but the pace was good and the guide waited for people to catch up. At the time I went the snow was quite compacted and icy in parts but the snow shoes gripped and made it manageable. A good experience overall and I would recommend it. Good to get some exercise. A lovely route back through a forest and seeing the animal tracks. We stopped on the way back for scenic photos.
Written 14 February 2018
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Hello Jackeyp, thank you very much for joining us on a snowshoe hike and for your feedback. This year was very special with six weeks of the perfect sunny weather and no one single snow flake in January/February, that was the reason of extremely icy conditions in the mountains. I am happy to see that in spite of lack of fresh snow you enjoyed the hike, nature always has the best experience to offer. Regards, Kasia Pacek
Written 12 June 2018
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Yassammez
Antwerp, Belgium38 contributions
Wonderful snowshoe hike
Jan 2018 • Solo
I booked the guided snowhoe hike on the nearby island of Kvaløya. The guide, Sasha, was excellent, as was the gear provided to us all and the info on how to use it. We got info on the surroundings during the trip, and once up, a hot drink and small snack.

The hike itself could have been a bit longer, which I think probably depends on the overall ability/speed of the group.

But definitely recommended for the sporty nature lovers, as views are simply wonderful.
Written 17 January 2018
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richardb169
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Great bicycle trip
Great bicycle trip around Tromsø! Fun with a guide. Saw a lot of Tromsø in a short time. Higly recomended.
229ernestov
229ernestov
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One of the highlights of our trip
This was our first time skiing and we had such a great time. Sasha, the instructor, was super nice to us. He taught
Nora2505
Nora2505
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Very good advices
Very good advices to compare snow shoe and bike options and propose a snow shoe hike which was fitting to our group
376annabellec
376annabellec
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Wonderful Start to the Day
Very different from the slopes! it was good to begin in the tracks to start. We then tried a little in the powder s
bellecelloe
bellecelloe
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Lots of Fun!
The people at the shop were super helpful and had a lot of local knowledge and advice. We hired snow shoes for a d
silvanseapoet
silvanseapoet
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Great Rental
The people were friendly and the gear was great. They gave good advice on the area and I was able to rent the skis
LongVehicle
LongVehicle
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Excellent service
A lot of information on where to practice snowshoeing, and quite easy-going when counting how long rental time real
vstewart76
vstewart76
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Fab service
Great service allowing us to have a wonderful holiday. Travelled with 2 adults and 2 kids age 7&4. Everything was p
Marc196811
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Equipment for skying and hiking
Very friendly guides and good advices about the equipment we rented as well as tours in the mountains around Tromsø
kimi91
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Cross country ski rental - very bad equipment
We rented some xc sky, the personnel was nice, but they gave us a very old equipment. Maybe my granny used it as we
RebeccaA354
RebeccaA354
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What a fab afternoon!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time learning to ski cross-country style. Our group ranged from total beginners to some w
FAILEDTOSTOP
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Beginners cross country ski
We had a great time on our very first try of skiing ever and in the artic circle!! Thor our guide was pleasant,pati
carolinebU3462LS
carolinebU3462LS
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Wonderful guide
We booked the beginners cross country ski experience and had great fun. Our guide Sina was fantastic. She was cheer
O7750DH
O7750DH
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Exactly what I needed
Exactly what I needed to re-discover x-country skiing: a small group, an experienced coach, a few minutes only out
Anogueiram
Anogueiram
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Perfect cross country course for beginners
We were a group of 4 people. None of us had never tried cross country before. We met our guide/instructor -Sascha-
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