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 on us a venture into the backcountry around Tromsø. Our handmade skis are perfect for the first time ski adventurer. A little shorter and a little wider they give you the stability of a snowshoe and the glide of a ski. They are purely awesome and make no mistake; we have ski toured some fairly steep terrain with this setup.
At the beginning of the tour we will give a short introduction to 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 oranges, 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.
Minimum booking of 2 persons, ages 10 years and up.
Season: 1. Desember – 15. April
Difficulty level: Medium. If you enjoy being outdoors in the winter and exercize on a normal level you will enjoy this tour.
Pick up/delivery time: 09:00AM – 14:00PM aprox.
Evening pick up/delivery: 19.00PM – 24:00PM aprox.
Pick up/delivery point: Radisson Blu Hotell, Tromsø (see map)
What is included:
*Transfer to and from the pick up point, aprox. 30-45 min. each way.
*Skis and poles.
*Arctic suit with boots, hat and gloves.
*Headlamp if needed.
*Drybag for spare clothing.
*Warm drinks, and snacks.
*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.