Where to snowshoe in Tromsø?
Ideas, directions, buses
When you pick up the snowshoes we can recommend you some nice routes based on the weather and snow conditions at the time.
For those of us who like to plan, here are our suggestions below on where to go. These are safe areas accessible without a car and some even by walking distance.
- A very nice trip with snowshoes is from the upper station of the Cable Car to the peak behind, called Fløya, and further on (1-3hour walk)
- Rødtinden and parts of Kjølen massif on Kvaløya (bus nr 42 to Storelva, 3-5 hours) is another easily available and very attractive destination
- The forest area on the top of Tromsøya Island just in our town also provides a lot of beautiful terrain to explore.
- Another nice, though a bit more challenging hike starts in Kroken up the valley behind the Alpine Ski Center (you can get there by bus 24 and 20).
For a multiday trip, we recommend snowshoeing along a trail starting in Tromsdalen or Kroken leading to Snarbyeidet. It is a relatively safe route and there are four DNT cabins along the route. You can also hike just parts of the way - click here for more information about the route. There is a bus from Tromsø to Oldervik that stops in Snarbyeidet, you can find the schedule here.
If you want to go on steeper terrain, you need a guide who knows about the avalanche risks and how to assess the avalanche danger. You can rent avalanche safety equipment at Tromsø Outdoor with the snowshoes. Remember to always wear clothes appropriate for the weather and have some extra warm clothes, mittens, a hat and food in your backpack.
If you feel you wish to follow the guide rather than go out by yourself check our guided tours:
09:00-13:30 - Guided easy snowshoeing with a visit to a local cafe
4,5 hours - easy tour to our lifestyle - nature, outdoors, active life and local treats
(available daily from the 1st of December)
10:00-12:00 - Guided Snowshoe Trip on Tromsøya
2 hours - very easy trip suitable for everybody
10:00-15:00 - Guided Snowshoe Hill Hike on Kvaløya
5 hours - hike for those who seek a challenge
See you at Tromsø Outdoor!