Snowshoe nature explorer

Explore Vesterålen in the beautiful winter landscape with snowshoes. A nature experience in the magical winter light.

The winter light is amazing in our region. A magical light, which will shine upon the mountains and decorate the sky, is a part of the surroundings where we make the hike. Our “dark season” is actually our “color season”.

“Walk slow and feel the stillness, isn’t that also a part of the joy of being in the nature?”

– Odd Børretzen, Norwegian folk singer

From our winter camp, we will be walking in easy terrain. The surroundings are beautiful, and our guide share his knowledge of the area with our guests while walking. There are a lot of eagles in the area, and there is a good chance to see this majestic bird. Our guide will also tell about the cave, which the eagle hunters used while capturing eagles for sale in Europe. We will serve hot drinks on this hike.

This hike is not demanding, and will fit almost everyone. You do not need training in walking on snowshoes.

Program for our guests

  1. Pick-up points at hotels in Melbu and Stokmarknes.
  2. Transport to the area we will visit. This is located maximum 20 minutes drive from the pickup points. There will be a five minutes walk before we reach our camp.
  3. Information and distribution of equipment at the camp. Adjusting snowshoes and hiking poles.
  4. Snowshoe hike for about 2,5 hours. During the hike, there will be a beverage break.
  5. After 4 to 5 hours, we will return to the pick-up points.

Included in the tour

  • Transport to/from foot of the mountain and pick-up points
  • Guided snowshoe hike
  • Snowshoes and hiking poles
  • Hot drinks

Do you need food and drinks on tour?

It is possible to rent a backpack included local food, hot and cold drinks for NOK 295.

Important to know

To have a good experience it is important that you feel good, dry and warm. Our guide demands correct shoes and outfit, so our guests stay warm. If the outfit is not correct, you will not be allowed to participate.

Information about how to dress properly for mountain hiking, please read our tips and advices here: How to dress properly for outdoor activities.

A backpack with food, drinks and extra clothes is also important for a good experience.


Sustainability and eco-friendly tourism are one of our main priorities. We do not want to leave any traces behind.

We hope you can help us with:

  • Not throwing thrash in the nature.
  • Walking on the trails already made.
  • Listening to the guide’s instruction if we meet animals.
  • Using toilette facilities BEFORE starting the tour. There are no public toilets available on this tour.
  • Respecting the other participants.


  • Guided snowshoe hike
  • Transport from/to pick-up points
  • Snowshoes and hiking poles
  • Hot drinks
Price on request

Minimum 6 participants

January – April
} 4-5 hours

We offer backpack with local food and drinks

Backpack incl. local food/drinks – NOK 295 

Pickup points at Melbu and Stokmarknes



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Snowshoe nature explorer

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Adventure 4 Life
Chr. Frederiksens gate 3
8445 Melbu, Norway 992 467 312

Phone: +47 959 24 921

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