The region of Kvaløya and Senja, offers great prospects for those who wish to discover the Norwegian fjords in winter and snowshoeing. The gentle and accessible valleys are succeeded by the steep massifs that give an alpine dimension to the landscapes.
An eco-lodge as a base camp on the beach
Our eco-lodge “Båthuset” will be your base camp. It will quickly become the “Home Sweet Home” that is good to find at the end of a breakaway.
The magic of the Northern Lights
Mid February, beginning of March the days are more than enough for snowshoe races. Back at the lodge, the evenings are an opportunity to observe the unique and fascinating spectacle of the Northern Lights.
Reasonable temperatures at 69 degrees of latitude North!
Thank you Gulf Stream 🙂
Here, the sea does not freeze. Temperatures remain around -5°C while we are at 69°38′ (342 km north of the Arctic Circle). This unique climate is unique in the Arctic. Only the Norwegian coasts benefit from it thanks to the Gulf Stream, everywhere else, in winter, it is -350C at equal latitude and the sea is completely frozen.
We insure all aspects for a successful journey
The package includes not only a first-rate eco-lodge and the resources of a professional sport instructor, we also insure, point by point, all aspects for a successful journey. Leave the worry to us: we live in the area year round, we speak the language of the country, we know local ways and customs, as well as the constraints imposed by the activities we organize. We undeniably bring a plus to the groups who come to us and fully trust our vigilance.
The price includes :
The stay and the complete snowshoe hiking supervision, snowshoes and poles, a 9-seater all-inclusive vehicle with fuel (700 kilometers package), airport transfers, accommodation, refueling, snowshoe liability insurance.
The price does not include:
Air transportation, personal insurance (repatriation, cancellation).
D0: arrival at Tromsø airport on Saturday, 19:00 transfer to Sommarøy, reception, lodge facility, dinner.
D1 to D6: From Sunday to Friday, the program is not fixed and will be decided in real time according to the conditions of the moment in order to optimize the discovery of the immense and generous surrounding nature. The possibilities of snowshoes hiking are vast and allow off-track hiking on slopes ranging from 400 to 900 meters. There is something for all tastes and all levels. The walks are based on the overall group level. Walks are suited to meet everyone’s preference. Our trips are not made for extremists. That will undoubtedly leave you with unforgettable memories. The snow does not change during the day, it is not necessary to get up in the middle of the night. The terrain is hilly and rises gently to be able to admire the fjords and the magical landscapes that are available to us.
Return to Sommarøy after 4 to 6 hours of hiking.
Saturday, transfer to the airport after breakfast
Personal gear you will need to bring along
For the treks: gloves, muffs, ski mask, Goretex. Temperatures may be low, so come with warm clothing. Of course, we have a first aid kit, but it’s a good idea to take along the one that “never leaves your bag”.
For the evenings: slippers, extra dry clothing. To step outside, a warm waterproof jacket.
Think of bringing enough power bars for the mountain. Each of us has his/her own habits and personal preferences with respect to power bars, so we do not supply them.
Technical snowshoe level and physical condition
This stay is made for hikers with regular practice on gentle slopes and a good physical shape in view to walk every day for 6 days.
Daily hiking time : from 4 to 6 h
Average speed : Up : 250 m/h, Flat: 3,5 km/h, Down : 300 m/h
Average : 500 à 900m / day.
Daily distances : from 10 to 15 km / day.
All treks are led exclusively by licenced and experienced snowshoes guide.
Dates & registrations 2024
From Saturday February 17 19h to Saturday February 24 9h
From Saturday March 2 19h to Saturday March 9 9h
Availibility : 9 pers
You can register on this page (payment by card or bank transfer) or by e-mail (payment by bank transfer only)
1- Choose on the calendar the date corresponding to the first day of the stay on which you wish to register
2- click on “I register” and follow the instructions
3- 40% deposit is taken to validate your registration.
4- A “pending payment” balance sheet will then be stored in your customer account and must be paid no later than one month before the start of the activity. You will receive an email for each of the important steps of registration.
Email registration: to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put the stay, the dates, your surnames, first names and those of other people you wish to register with you, mobile phone(s).
Keep in mind that behind the screen there are humans! In case of technical difficulty or other question do not hesitate to contact.
Thank you for your trust and welcome on board 🙂