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Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso

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Once in Norway you cannot leave without trying our national sport!

This trip is a skiing course, conducted in a scenic surrounding and relaxed atmosphere for the ones who have never tried cross country skiing before.

We ski in flat terrain, mostly on prepared trails on the top of Tromsøya island, only 5 minutes drive from the city center. 

At first we teach basic techniques and begin to ski in a flat area.

By the end of the tour you can challenge yourself on small hills and you should be able to practice your new skills on your own later on.
  • A small group size ensures personalized attention as you learn to ski
  • Enjoy hassle-free round-trip transportation from Tromso to the ski site
  • Skis, ski boots, and ski poles are all included
  • Hot drinks and snacks are also provided
What to Expect
Having selected a morning or afternoon excursion, meet your guide at the central Tromso meeting point at the designated time. From there, travel to the lesson site just outside the city. Upon arrival, listen as your guide offers an introduction and then practice walking slowly with your skis. When confident, begin skiing over flat terrain. Continue practicing and, if you've built up your confidence, tackle some small hills. With a maximum group size of 10 people, your guide is always available to assist. After the short journey back to Tromso, your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the departure point.
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Departure Point
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Ski instructor
  • Transport to and from Tromsø city centre
  • Cross country skis, ski boots and ski poles
  • Hot drink and lefse, local sweet snack.
  • Winter clothes - but these can be rented separately at Tromsø Outdor Rental Center upon prior arrangement. Come in good time before the trip starts, you will find us on Sjøgata 14, open daily 9am-5pm. Hotel pick up and drop off is not available on this tour.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • IMPORTANT: Please advise shoe size (european) in the special requirements field at check out. If you fail to provide this information your booking may be cancelled.
  • In case we have no snow in the area alternative activity or full refund of the tour costs will be offered.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As the weather can change rapidly in Northern Norway to join this tour it is obligatory to wear warm and windproof clothes. Winter clothes are not included in the price of the tour, but can be rented separately at our rental center upon prior arrangement.
  • From mid-February onward the sun can be surprisingly strong, especially because of the reflecting snow, so we recommend you also bring sunglasses and sun cream with you.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 8 March 2019

So you think - I can ski downhill so hard can it be!?? Blimey, cross country skiing is so different to downhill skiing! That said we had a great teacher who got us up and skiing along pretty quickly round a great track in a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank recordrancher
Reviewed 6 March 2019 via mobile

First time I've ever done this and also the Mrs, abit wobbly at first but get the hang of it pretty quick. The tracks pretty basic so it's nothing to be concerned about as it's all mainly straight not up and down hills. The Spanish...More

Thank DevilMayCriii
Reviewed 6 March 2019 via mobile

Neither myself or my boyfriend had ever done any kind of skiing before. This trip is ideal for beginners. There were 3 of us on the trip (ourselves and another guy) and everything was at our pace. You start off flat, then get taught how...More

Thank blondeadventurer1
Reviewed 4 March 2019 via mobile

We did this excursion from the hurtigruten ship on 9th Feb and had a fantastic time. Our teacher (so sorry, I cannot remember his name) was excellent. We were in a group of 4 which I'm sure helped as he had plenty of time to...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Both of us had never had a pair of skis on before, but decided to have a go at the Nordic cross country version. The lesson was completely appropriate for us. We took to it at different rates and our instructor, Tereza, was understood when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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