Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Cross-country skiing in Tromsø


Price from $200

Difficulty level

Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

Booking code



3 hours


Read the practical information below

Norway The North Cape Line HGR 166405 Espen Mills
  • Learn the basics of cross-country skiing in a scenic and relaxed environment. 

  • No experience needed – everybody can enjoy this easy and pleasant small- group activity. 

  • Short transfers, no irrelevant or boring talking, active time – it’s just great fun! 

This tour is an introduction to cross-country skiing for beginners. You’ll ski on flat terrain, mostly prepared trails on the top of the Tromsøya island, a short drive from the city centre.  

First, you’ll learn how to put the skis on and off and then to ski using basic techniques in a completely flat area. More techniques follow, and by the end of the tour you can challenge yourself on small hills. We ski toward the north part of the island in a scenic area with birch and spruce forests.  

After skiing, take a break to sit down beside the bonfire with a hot drink and lefse. You will have some time to ask your guide more about our nature, the Arctic or just everyday life in Tromsø. The biggest risk of this trip? Afterwards you will probably start thinking about coming back here again, for longer! 

Practical information

  • Available to book: Dec-Mar

  • Languages: English and German

  • Included: Skis, poles, ski boots, hot drink, sweet snack, guide, and transfer (5 min. each way). 

  • Remarks/requirements: An overall good physical condition is needed to join this trip. As the weather can change quickly in Northern Norway, everyone has to wear warm clothes, wind-proof jacket/trousers, hats and mittens on the tour.  

  • Walking information: 1–3 km. Terrain is mostly flat with a small hill (5m or less), where we practice going up and down.  

  • Wheelchair accessible: No