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Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso provided by Tromso Outdoor

Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso

Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso
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from HK$1,049.88 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Norway, where it’s the national sport, is the best place to try or master skiing. In a small group and under the watchful eye of your instructor-guide, practice walking with skis and skiing over flat terrain, before building up the confidence to tackle small hills. Skis, ski boots, and ski poles are all provided, as are snacks and hot drinks to keep you warm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41340P5
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Ski instructor • Transport to and from Tromsø city centre • Cross country skis, ski boots and ski poles • Hot drink and lefse, local sweet snack.
Exclusions
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.
Duration
3h
Departure details
Fredrik Langes gate 4, 9008 Tromsø, Norway We meet in the front of Radisson Blue Hotel in Tromsø,10 min before departure. Morning departure is 9.00 and afternoon at 13.00 (1 pm) April departure is 14.15 (2.15) at Visit Tromsø-Tourist information office ,Samuel Arnesens gate 5
Inclusions
Ski instructor • Transport to and from Tromsø city centre • Cross country skis, ski boots and ski poles • Hot drink and lefse, local sweet snack.
Exclusions
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.
Departure details
Fredrik Langes gate 4, 9008 Tromsø, Norway We meet in the front of Radisson Blue Hotel in Tromsø,10 min before departure. Morning departure is 9.00 and afternoon at 13.00 (1 pm) April departure is 14.15 (2.15) at Visit Tromsø-Tourist information office ,Samuel Arnesens gate 5
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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 travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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Ernesto V
1 contribution
One of the highlights of our trip
Feb 2020
This was our first time skiing and we had such a great time. Sasha, the instructor, was super nice to us. He taught us all the techniques, was super patient and even took many photos and videos for us. We'll definitely take this tour again next time we visit Tromsø.
Written 26 April 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Thank`s! Nice to hear that you like our XC-ski experience. Welcome back to Tromsø later ;) Best regards Magne
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Annabelle C
11 contributions
Wonderful Start to the Day
Feb 2020
Very different from the slopes! it was good to begin in the tracks to start. We then tried a little in the powder snow and aside the tracks which was harder than it seemed. The hot toddy and cake was a great halfway break! Our guide was lovely and really patient and a lot of fun.
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rebecca A
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
What a fab afternoon!
Feb 2020 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our time learning to ski cross-country style. Our group ranged from total beginners to some who had some skiing experience and our leader, Mathias, skillfully taught everyone at their level. We began simple and gradually picked up in difficulty, appropriate for each learner. Hot drink and snacks were very welcome half way through the session. A favourite was skiing down the slopes - exhilarating! Thank you Mathias for a wonderful afternoon!
Written 20 February 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Hello, thank you very much for your kind review. I am very happy you enjoyed trip. I agree with you, the downhill part was also my favourite when I joined this trip. Our cross country skiing lesson is designed for beginners and we make it clear in a description. But when somebody more experienced joins it, we need to accomodate these guests and we try to do our best to keep both parties, the beginner one and the experienced one, feel fulfilled. I am happy Mathias stood up for challenge and helped everybody in a group to have a joyful lesson and he found balance. It is not a surprise for me as he is a very experienced instructor and a fenomenal skier. I hope you will carry on with skiing wherever you find snow. Enjoy the rest of winter.
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Matthew M
chillin with a stella in uk54 contributions
Beginners cross country ski
Feb 2020 • Family
We had a great time on our very first try of skiing ever and in the artic circle!! Thor our guide was pleasant,patient a great teacher and made the day a fun experience.We all had a perfect time and can highly recommend Tromsø Outdoors and Thor 👍
Written 20 February 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you liked your first cross country skiing experience. And you chose to try it with us. I will pass your kind words to Thor. Skiing is a Norwegian way of life and we want to share our passion with everybody. We know that to teach somebody and to pass our love for skiing we need to be patient and thoughtful as there are so many things that can go wrong when you are on skis for the first time. For example… your skis. We live so far in the north and we feel very privileged to wake up every day and see this amazing scenery far north of the polar circle. Carry on with your adventures. Best regards.
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Caroline B
1 contribution
Wonderful guide
Feb 2020 • Couples
We booked the beginners cross country ski experience and had great fun. Our guide Sina was fantastic. She was cheerful and helpful and made this energetic experience even more enjoyable.
Written 20 February 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Hello, thank you for this great review of Sina’s work. I will make sure she hears about your feedback. She perfectly caught our idea of how the first steps on cross country skis should look like. We keep a relaxed atmosphere because our guests are on their holidays so why should we keep them stressed. And the learning process itself is nicer when you can enjoy lessons and interact with guides. It is their great enthusiasm and professional attitude that help us provide joyful experiences to you. Have a great day.
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Andrés N
Oslo, Norway20 contributions
Perfect cross country course for beginners
We were a group of 4 people. None of us had never tried cross country before. We met our guide/instructor -Sascha- and classmates at the Radisson Hotel at 9 am. In total we were 11 people including Sascha. At the hotel the instructor gave us our ski boots and then we departed by a van to the ski park, no more than 20 or 25 minutes from the city center. At the park, they had a container where we could store our belongings and where we received our ski equipment. Sascha taught us all the basics in a very fun and didactic way, always very patient and in a good mood. You can see that he knows his job very well and enjoys it. We also had a break with snacks and hot juice. We were all of different ages and different countries, and we all had a wonderful morning skiing. We not only had fun but we learned a lot. I'd do it again. Totally reccommend.
Written 16 February 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Hello, thank you for your kind review and for a detailed description of the trip – it may really help others to make a decision to join it. An insight from the guest is really precious for us. It is great to know you liked our skiing lesson. I will pass the news to Sascha that you enjoyed time spent with him – a review like this boosts guides’ morale and helps them focus in their proffessional path. We hope one day you will come back to Tromsø for more. We will be happy to help you in taking next steps in your cross country skiing career. Have a good time.
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Carolina S
London, UK8 contributions
Fun time in the snow
Jan 2020
My husband and I never skied before so after reading the good reviews for this tour we decided to try and it was super fun. Our guide Ester was very helpful and informative. We were a small group of 4 people. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who never ski before. It was great fun.
Written 24 January 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Thanks for a lovely review, and thanks for taking part in our trip. We will pass this on to Ester :D We hope you had a great visit to our city!
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Debbie M
Surrey, UK8 contributions
Cross Country Skiing
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband had never skied before so I thought this would be a good introduction. It was great fun and Ester (our wonderful guide/teacher) was very patient and made it the highlight of our trip.
Written 19 January 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Thank you very much for the feedback and joining us for the ski session Debbie! We will pass your words to Ester and hope to see you back for more skiing practice one day.
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Gemma S
Canberra, Australia9 contributions
Great introduction to cross country skiing
We had the best time learning to cross country ski. Our instructor, Matthias, really helped us pick up the basic skills so we could enjoy the park. We also went “off road” a bit to experience different terrain and understand how to ski differently. We had so much fun and would do it again!
Written 7 January 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
What a lovely review for our xc ski trip. Matthias evidently did a great job and we will let him know! Glad you enjoyed your trip and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Tromsø!
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Joanna G
Katoomba25 contributions
Great fun!
Dec 2019
We went skiing on the 31st December. We had a lovely time - the guides were very relaxed, helpful and catered for mixed abilities / enthusiasm in the group. We both really enjoyed ourselves as complete beginners.
Thanks for a good trip!
Written 6 January 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
Thank you for your review on our xc skiing trip. We aim to accommodate for all and are happy that this was reflected in our trip! Hope you had a great time here!
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richardb169
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Great bicycle trip
Great bicycle trip around Tromsø! Fun with a guide. Saw a lot of Tromsø in a short time. Higly recomended.
Nora2505
Nora2505
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Very good advices
Very good advices to compare snow shoe and bike options and propose a snow shoe hike which was fitting to our group
bellecelloe
bellecelloe
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Lots of Fun!
The people at the shop were super helpful and had a lot of local knowledge and advice. We hired snow shoes for a d
silvanseapoet
silvanseapoet
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Great Rental
The people were friendly and the gear was great. They gave good advice on the area and I was able to rent the skis
Trudy26
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Hard work, but worth it!
As others have said, you need to have a good level of fitness for this snowshoe hike. When my partner and I were on
LongVehicle
LongVehicle
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Excellent service
A lot of information on where to practice snowshoeing, and quite easy-going when counting how long rental time real
vstewart76
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Fab service
Great service allowing us to have a wonderful holiday. Travelled with 2 adults and 2 kids age 7&4. Everything was p
Marc196811
Marc196811
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Equipment for skying and hiking
Very friendly guides and good advices about the equipment we rented as well as tours in the mountains around Tromsø
kimi91
kimi91
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Cross country ski rental - very bad equipment
We rented some xc sky, the personnel was nice, but they gave us a very old equipment. Maybe my granny used it as we
O7750DH
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Exactly what I needed
Exactly what I needed to re-discover x-country skiing: a small group, an experienced coach, a few minutes only out
563umav
563umav
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Convenient place!
I really appreciate that there are a place to offer the service of rent gear for the extreme weather. I'd like to s
ramky2017
ramky2017
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Nice place to rent outfit
We rented Arctic outfits from this shop. Nice costumes which helped us during our trip in Tromso. Very friendly peo
gdmacb
gdmacb
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Snowshoe Rental
Very helpful in getting us setup with snowshoes and providing numerous recommendations on local snowshoe trails.
Peter G
Peter G
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Cross Country Ski Rental & Snow Shoeing Trips
The individuals at Tromso Outdoors were great. I rented crosss country skiis and as I am experienced in X-C skiing,
sergioleite2020
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Bikes in snow and ice
We were very well attended and the products are excellent, we like the boots and especially the fat bikes
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