Guided snowshoeing excursion in Bodø
Guided snowshoeing excursion in Bodø

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Intermediate
  • Spoken languages
    Norwegian, English
  • Duration
    1 half day
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

Activity description

Explore the scenic frontier that separates Northern Norway from the Arctic Circle on foot with this guided snowshoeing trip in Bodø.

Make trails in a blanket of powder white snow and watch Mother Nature's most spectacular light show on this guided snowshoeing excursion in the valleys that surround Bodø. Navigate northern landmarks like miles of snowy forests, untamed wilderness and light a campfire to watch the Aurora Borealis play out in the heavens ahead.

Location 
The low mountain forests typical of Northern Norway (pine and birch) are situated near the town of Bodø. Near to lakes and mountains, the valleys offer slightly rugged terrain and some hills. Approx. 20 km by minibus or car each way to reach the starting point, Bodø is a great place to experience the northern lights. The area's main charm lies in its backdrop of distant rugged peaks and vast skies. The Børvasstindan mountain range offers both hiking and climbing opportunities and the Bodømarka forest is great for skiing in the wintertime and long walks in the summer season.

Activity
Meet your guide in central Bodø for a half-day snowshoeing excursion. Winter walking nearby Bodø is a good choice if you want to spend a day outdoors during your visit to Northern Norway. Groups can choose a daytime or evening snowshoeing excursions in the Arctic wilderness near Bodø. A typical snowshoeing trip will normally be no longer than 2 - 3 km and last approximately 4-6 hours travelling through low mountain terrain. A casual pace tour, they'll be plenty of time to enjoy the nature and appreciate snowy forests, silence, and wilderness. On the evening hike, you’ll stop by for a break, make an open fire and enjoy a hot drink brewed in a black pot - hopefully seeing the Northern Lights overhead.

Conditions
Bodø offers a wide variety of tour options. Your guide will choose the right one depending on the weather, snow conditions and the group. The starting point is typically 20 metres above sea level, while the maximum elevation on the snowshoe trip will be no more than 100m a.s.l.

minimum 10 y/o
Starting time: 10:00 am, 6:00 pm,
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Activity requirements

Children must be accompanied by an instructor

Special terms

Activity route subject to weather, snow conditions and the group.

Please note: this tour operates with a two-person minimum

Included
  • Snowshoe guide
  • Snowshoes, hiking poles and gaiters.
  • Return transfers from downtown Bodø
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Winter Outerwear
  • Good footwear (warm hiking boots or winter boots)
  • A small daypack
  • Camera/GoPro
Meeting point
Bodø Tourist Information, Tollbugata 13, 8001 Bodø, Norway Get directions
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