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1-Day Stavanger Snowshoe Excursion

Snowshoe through Norway's winter wonderland in the mountains outside Stavanger

While Stavanger in the spring is warm and ready for picnicking, the mountains outside of town keep their thick layers of snow well into springtime. Join an experienced guide on a snowshoe hike into some of Norway’s most beautiful landscapes. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 1 day of professional guided snowshoeing
  • Roundtrip transportation from Stavanger to the start of the hike
  • Snowshoeing equipment
  • Hot drinks and a snack during the hike

Perfect for:
- Hikers excited to experience Norway’s winter landscapes
- Active travelers curious to learn more about Norway’s wilderness
- Adventurers who are short on time or uninterested in winter camping

  • Accommodation not provided
  • —Stavanger
  • Activity Type
  • Groups up to 7

Service

The Plan

Your guide will pick you up in the town of Stavanger around 7:30 in the morning. A 1 or 2 hour drive (depending on where the best snow conditions are) through a landscape of fjords, mountains, waterfalls and sheer granite walls will take you to the start of your hike. After a quick introduction to the basics of snowshoeing, your guide will lead you on a 4-hour hike through the forests and mountains, striving for you have an isolated experience by taking you off the beaten track into untouched snow. Enjoy plenty of stops along the way to take photos, learn about the forests and wildlife of Norway, and enjoy a snack and hot beverage. After your hike you’ll drive back to Stavanger, arriving in town around 17:30.

Accommodation

Not Set

Location

Stavanger is a city in southern Norway with a population of over 130,000. It’s famous for its easy access to scenic areas like Lysefjord and Kjerag, and also for its numerous parks and museums. The mountains outside Stavanger are dramatic and beautiful, with endless views of fjords, waterfalls, hanging glacial valleys, rushing rivers and massive sheer rock walls. In the winter they are blanketed in deep snow, providing just the right setting for winter hiking.

Start point?
Your tour operator will pick you up in Stavanger either at your hotel or at a meeting point in the city center. They will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will dropped off at your hotel or in the city center. Your tour operator will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Stavanger is served by an international airport with frequent flights to Oslo, London, and many other destinations. The airport is 11 km outside of town and accessible by public transit or shuttle.

F.A.Q.

What is included?

To maximise convenience, we’ve included much of the travel and logistics: - 1 full day of guided winter hiking - Experienced, English-speaking Arctic Nature Guide carrying all safety, navigation and first aid equipment - Roundtrip transportation between Stavanger and the start of the hike - Snowshoeing equipment (snowshoes, spikes, poles) - Hot beverage and snack along the way

What extra costs are there?

The following are not included in the tour price: - Flights to and from Stavanger - Airport transfers - Accommodation - Travel insurance - Tips for your guide

How fit do I need to be?

This excursion is recommended for travelers that are in moderate physical shape with experience hiking. Previous snowshoeing experience is not needed.

What’s the weather like?

Winters in Norway are cold, but due to the warm Gulf Stream current it’s much more pleasant than other countries at the same latitude. Temperatures typically range from -2 to 4 °C in the winter, with snow falling more days than it doesn’t, totaling about 60 cm of snow each month. Many days are overcast, but if you catch a sunny spring day it will take your breath away.

What equipment is provided?

All snowshoeing equipment is included. Your guide will also carry everything for navigation and first aid.

What should I pack?

You will need to provide waterproof winter boots, warm layers like thermal underwear and a sweater, a parka, warm pants (no jeans!), woolen socks, hat, mittens/gloves, a small backpack, and water. Much of this equipment can be rented in Stavanger. Inquire at booking.