Have you ever been hiking through the snow?
Warmer winds brought north by the Gulf Stream, combined with Stavanger’s coastal location in south-western Norway, means that the city is one of the first in Norway to welcome springtime. However, just a stone’s throw outside of Stavanger, thick layers of snow blanket the region’s majestic mountains well into springtime.
Join Outdoorlife Norway on a unique winter trekking/camping adventure. Breathe in the silence of Norway’s vast wilderness and pristine mountain air; hike into the mountains on snow shoes; enjoy crystal-clear views of the Milky Way; and spend the night on reindeer hides in a cave carved out of snow. In other words, experience first-hand what it feels like to be in a winter wonderland =)
Our professional guides are trained to safely maneuver through the frozen landscape as well as winter’s rapidly changing weather conditions. They carry with them all necessary navigation, safety, first-aid, and outdoor winter equipment. Because the process of building a snow cave can take several hours, construction is finished upon arrival. Our guides know how and where to find suitable conditions for building snow caves.
This is a moderately difficult 2-day trek. About 21 of the 24-hour trip is spent outside in the wilderness. The hike’s total distance and ascent are dependent on snow conditions and therefore vary from day to day.
|Pick-up in Stavanger (depends on pick-up location)|
|16:30 (4:30pm)*||Start of Hike|
|18:30 (6:30pm)*||End of Hike/Arrival at Snow Cave Camp|
|8:00am (Day 2)||Start of Day/Breakfast|
|9:30am*||Start of Hike|
|11:30am*||End of Hike|
|13:30 (1:30pm)*||Return to Stavanger|