Posted on 04/10/2020
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Night Snowshoeing & Aurora Hunting Experience from Alesund

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Take a fun and exciting night snowshoe hike around Ålesund and explore the arctic wilderness hunting for the Aurora Borealis that often light up the sky during the wintertime. The best way to experience this sensational natural light show is away from the city lights. Equip yourself with snowshoes, trekking poles, and a strong headlamp and come to experience the majesty of the arctic.

◾ Enjoy a snowshoe experience while hunting for the spectacular northern lights
◾ Benefit from your expert guide and get access to the best viewpoints away from the city lights

About this experience

DURATION: 3 hours
MEETING POINT: Uteguiden office in Alesund, Notenesgata 3
LANGUAGES: English, Norwegian
OPENING SEASONS: From November to the end of April, daily
WHO CAN COME: This night snowshoe & aurora hunting experience is suitable for everyone above the age of 13

Description - What to expect

Your night snowshoeing and aurora hunting experience starts from our office in Alesund, Notenesgata 3. Meet your activity instructor and get kitted up with snowshoes and poles for your hike. Then, take a short drive up to the trailhead and make your way into the dark night.

When the sky is clear, you have a good chance to view the spectacular and fascinating Northern Lights, the most beautiful light show on earth. Get immersed in this unique experience underneath the glowing, otherworldly dance of the aurora under the guidance of your local expert guide that will take you to the best viewing spots away from the city lights.

Ålesund area is well known for its snow-covered mountains and its unique fjord views. Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to explore the wilderness and get close to pristine nature. It is also a great activity for those not into skiing but still want to explore the Norwegian winter wonderland. It’s a perfect activity for families, friends, and corporate groups as it’s easy and accessible to all activity.

What's included, what's not

✔ Your local guide
✔ Transportation to/from starting point
✔ Snowshoes & Poles
✖ Hotel pickup/drop-off

Bring with you

Please bring with you a water bottle, hiking boots, a Backpack 10-20L, and of course your camera!

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours