Snowshoeing at its best in Kvaloya with Ernst, IFMGA certified guide: beautiful views, whale sightings and northern lights included. Perfect for beginners!
If snowshoeing is something you always wanted to pursue, why not now? And why not in the beautiful island of Kvaloya, Norway? Join me on a once in a lifetime experience next season, just outside of Tromsö.
The amazing Kvaloya island is a perfect site for snowshoeing, in the marvelous light of the Nordic winter. Also, from November to mid-January, humpback whales and orcas come to this very site in the Kattfjord fjord.
First, I will meet you either at the Zurich airport to fly to Tromso, or directly at Tromso. Once there, we will drive to Kattfjord fjord in the Kvaloya island.
From days 2 to 6, I will guide you on snowshoes across deserted valleys and barren landscapes, as well as bushy groves. From the Tverrfjellet (525 m) we will be able to see a unique view of the fjord. And from the top of the Vasstranddalen we will witness the magical sighting of the whales jumping for their herring. On Day 7, we will drive back to Tromsö and fly back home.
The daily tours in this program are simple and suited for beginners, and last between 4 and 5 hours. Given the unique weather conditions this time of the year, with the sun below the horizon, we can observe the first northern lights, with the whales just a few meters from us.
In terms of equipment you will need: snowshoes, ski poles, hiking or mountain boots, headlamp, and winter clothing (the average temperature in January is -4.4°C/24°F).
A rich breakfast and dinner will be prepared by Ulrica. Flights from Zurich to Tromso, and back, are also included. Departing from Germany or Austria is possible upon request.
Please note that cancellation insurance is compulsory.
Ready for a Snowshoeing for beginners week in Kvaloya? Request your booking.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Flight to the start
- Transportation start and back
- Transport during the trip
Cozy and comfortable fishing chalets with a living room, three bedrooms, two showers, WC and a sauna.
Zurich airport, or Tromso
I became a professional mountain guide after discovering that mountains and wild nature meant the life to me. In 1983 I completed my studies and started an amazing journey. I have been constantly on the road ever since, up in the Alps and on mountains and trekking areas on every continent.
Before I started taking guests on tours, my wife Ulrica was my climbing partner. Together, we spent many autumns in the Klausenpass climbing walls. After our daughter Heidi was born, she started coming along on our tours around the world. Later, our son Thomas and daughter Christina would join us. Even later, our granddaugther Jana came into our lives. All three of our children have become mountaineers as well. I am proud to say that world-strolling is in their blood too.
Having led groups in the Alps and other parts of the world for a long time, I witnessed how the alpine mountain landscape changed over the years. When I started off, we had to cook in the huts for ourselves. We now see suites, whirpools and saunas. Technical difficulties up in the mountain are mitigated with chains and wire ropes - a new way to live the mountain in a time-saving manner. Climbing routes that were inaccessible before have now been made open for the general public.
My heart lives for having more and more original natural experiences. This is the kind of experiences that have made us addicted to the mountain. I continue to strive for taking my guests off the beaten and better-known tracks. This is my commitment to you. I hope you can join me soon!
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