Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Try cross-country skiing in Tromsø 


Price from $212

Difficulty level

Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

Booking code



3 hours


Read practical information below

Norway The North Cape Line HGR 166405 Espen Mills
  • Easy and pleasant activity in a small group that anyone could join and enjoy

  • Activity with focus on learning new skills

  • Short transfers, no boring talking, active time, great fun

  • The best option for guests with little or no experience skiing

This tour is an introduction to cross-country skiing for beginners. We ski on flat terrain, mostly on prepared trails on the top of the Tromsøya island, a short drive from the city center. At first, we teach you how to put the skis on and take them off. Then we begin skiing by using basic techniques in a completely flat area. Then come more lessons on technique. 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, we will take a break to sit down beside the bonfire and you will be served 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. Biggest risk of this trip? After the tour you will most likely be able to practice new acquired skills on your own, and probably start thinking about coming back for even longer.

Practical information:

  • Language: English and German

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

  • Remarks/requirements: Overall good physical fitness is needed to join this trip. As the weather can change quickly in the Northern Norway, everyone on the tour must wear warm clothes, including windproof jackets and pants, hats, and mittens.

  • Walking information: Between 0.6 and 1.9 miles Terrain is mostly flat with a small hill (16.5 feet or less), where we practice going up and down

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.