Wild nature around Tromsøya can be hidden from our sight, but there are also some rules which may grown possibility to see some of them.
First, you have to be patient. Second, focused on strange things. Yes, that is how exactly it goes. They appear accidentaly when you stop expecting them. Each every brown point which looks bit like a stone could be reindeer on the mountain. You may see them after a few minutes of observing, shape of reindeer and hornes would appaear from a stone. You have to focused your sight. It is quite easy to see them from a car during the day or during snowshoe hikes on the mountains. If you have a car you may take a ride to see them in Tisnes. They usually appear there.
In the very early morning or at almost dark evening you could be lucky to see a moose. They are very big, maybe bigger than you expected. This is their moment to go for feeding so they walk slowly on the meadows or in the forests. You can see them from a car driving and first, maybe you can see moving tree, and the shape of moose would appear in a moment. Their very long legs looks a bit like branches. Their fur is very dark so they can easily hide rom our sight.
There are 14 of them living on the island named Håkøya. And they sometimes appear near farms.
Of course nice lenses could be helpful to observe beauty of these animals, but sometimes they appear very near. Good luck 🙂
April is mid season for ski touring in the area. There is still plenty of snow in the mountains from Kvaløya on the west to Lyngen Alps and other areas in the mainland. Mountains all around welcome you with great skiing conditions and long days. In the last years Tromsø area is getting more and more popular with season lasting even until the end of may. These areas present various difficulty and safety level. Especially after snowfall avalanche risk may rise significantly.
We recommend you to check the website varsom.no, it is written in English and Norwegian and it shows avalanche risk. Prepare yourself also for rapidly changing weather, check forecast and precipitation on yr.no. Our main rule tells: safety first.
Mountains near Tromsø we recommend you to go for ski touring are:
Very good maps you can find on norgeskart.no.
You can rent ski touring equipment and avalanche safety gear at our rental center at Sjøgata 14 in Tromsø and ask us about latest news about area.
Depending on snow conditions, you still may have a possibility to cross country ski. We have plenty of snow here at the moment and we hope it will stay here for some time.
Tromsø covered in snow is so beautiful. We have a rich ski trails network on the island with the main Lysløype lit up until midnight. Trails on the top of Tromsøya are good for sunbathing in warm April sun, while on the other side of the straits, in Tromsdalen, you can ski hidden from strong Arctic winds. For more advanced skiers Kvaløya is a great choice and the ones looking for mountain adventure can try to ski all over the trail from Snarbyeidet to Tromsdalen.
If you want to learn basics of cross country skiing, our afternoon cross country skiing trip for beginners is a great choice.
The winter season is coming to an end. Days are getting longer and on April 10 astronomical twilight shrinks to around an our between midnight and 1 am. When lucky, you still can see northern lights until then. Later during this month there will be no dark sky anymore and on May 18 we will welcome the midnight sun season. It’s a month of very long sunsets, lasting for hours, wonderful time to take pictures all day long.
„Is there anything interesting to come here for?” – you might ask. Yes, there is. Plenty, in fact. Of course depending on the weather.
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