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Destination Snowman

GEO HIKING

See some of Bardufoss' exciting geological history

Geotourism is up and coming, and the Bardufoss region has a lot of exciting geology to offer! Together with our guide you will travel around the area to explore unique and interesting locations, and you will learn how the region has formed over time. 

LOCATION 

Basecamp Snowman

DURATION

3 hours (11 AM to 2 PM)

RATES

From NOK 995 per person

Geology is exciting for everyone – of all ages! The Bardufoss region got its characteristic landforms from the work of the Fennoscandian ice sheet which covered the region during the last glacial period. As the ice sheet withdrew, enticing mountain tops, fertile valleys and deep fjords was made perfect for settlements, but also for studying the regional geology! The geohiking starts at Basecamp Snowman in Målselv Mountain Village at 11 AM where our guide will take you through some basic geology. Basecamp is an excellent place to start the geological journey of knowledge, as we have a great view of the Målselv valley and the mountains of Istindan, which has a relieff of 1450 meters! The beautiful Målselva river meanders through the landscape and eventually flows into the Målselv fjord. The Målselv delta is dynamic and constantly changing. Together with our guide you will travel through the Bardufoss area to take a closer look at some of these unique and interesting locations, whilst the guide tells you stories about the geological history. You will also learn a bit about the connection between geology, flora and fauna! The tour ends back at Basecamp where we’ll sum up the day with competitions or a quiz! Minimum 2 participants, maximum 6 participants. 

Bardufoss is located along the E6 and is thus easily available and a natural stopover when driving both north and south. Take the Hurtigruten to Tromsø or Finnsnes or fly to Bardufoss Airport which is located only 20 minutes from Rundhaug Gjestegård. You can also fly to Tromsø (approx. 2 hours’ drive from Rundhaug Gjestegård) or to Evenes (approx. 1.5 hours’ drive from Rundhaug Gjestegård).

Renting a car is an easy and fun way to experience the beautiful nature of Northern Norway. The roads are good, and the landscape is impressive! Bardufoss has a great selection of rental cars, and we will gladly help you to rent a car.

Bardufoss is located along the E6 and is thus easily available and a natural stopover when driving both north and south. Take the Hurtigruten to Tromsø or Finnsnes or fly to Bardufoss Airport which is located only 20 minutes from Rundhaug Gjestegård. You can also fly to Tromsø (approx. 2 hours’ drive from Rundhaug Gjestegård) or to Evenes (approx. 1.5 hours’ drive from Rundhaug Gjestegård).

Renting a car is an easy and fun way to experience the beautiful nature of Northern Norway. The roads are good, and the landscape is impressive! Bardufoss has a great selection of rental cars, and we will gladly help you to rent a car.

Read more about our activities

SALMON FISHING

The Målselva river is one of Norway's greatest salmon rivers! Our guests have easy access to beats close to the hotel.

MOUNTAIN RIDING

Ride in the mountains! 3 or 5 hours. You'll experience the arctic nature from the horseback. An unforgettable experience!

HIKE THE MOUNTAINS

Get you hiking boots on nad join us in the mountains! The Bardufoss region has unlimited options for hiking, and we'll gladly share our favorite hiking trails!

MIDNIGHT SUN

Be sure not to miss the midnight sun! Our photo guide will bring you along, hunting for the greatest midnight sun scenery.