Backcountry ski tours
Want to try skiing for the first time while in Tromsø. Then a backcountry ski tour is well worth a try.
They say norwegians are born with skis on their feet. This is not true to clear that up:-) but cross country skiing is our national sport, and we do enjoy heading out, exploring the arctic winter on skis.
The love for skiing is not only the sport itself, but is about the frosted views, the light and the shared conversations by the fire during a break.
Join us on a venture into the arctic backcountry. Our skis are perfect for offtrack conditions. A little shorter and a little wider they give you the stability and flotation needed for an adventurous day out. We have skitoured some fairly steep terrain with this setup.
At the beginning of the we will give a short introduction to your basic ski technique and we will progress from there throughout the day.
Glide between the birches and climb small hills and by the end of the day you will be confident enough to be linking your first downhill turns. Bring a little humor along for those wipeouts you are sure to have on your first dowhill run.
Any skitour is incomplete without spending time by the fire, snacking up on chocolate and hot beverages.
These tours are one of the nicest northern lights experiences you can have, and by far our guides favorite. Ask us about weather conditions and possibilities during you visit.
What is included:
*Skis and poles.
*Arctic suit with boots, hat and gloves if needed.
*Headlamp if needed.
*Drybag for spare clothing.
*Photos from tour.
Smart things to bring:
*Long sleeve base layer, like wool or fleece. Preferably double layers.
*Warm sweater or a fleece jacket/jumper.
*Spare gloves and a warm hat.
NB! Remember to fully charge the batteries for your camera as the cold quickly drains them of power. Bring spares if you have.
*Minimum booking of 2 persons, ages 14 years and up.
*Season: 15. Desembre – 15. April.
*Difficulty level: Medium+. If you enjoy being outdoors in the snow and enjoy a challenge, you will enjoy this tour.
*Meeting point: The Eidkjosen bus stop at agreed time. Aprox 13km from Tromsø city centre. Can be reached by car or public bus transport number 42 that runs aprox every half hour from city centre at Sjøgata S4
*Duration: Day tours aprox 10am – 15pm.
Evening tours: Aprox 19am – 24pm (times may vary due to weather conditions