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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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Tour snapshot
A small group size ensures personalized attention as you learn to ski
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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
Highlights
  • 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.
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
  • 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.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 41340P5
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 Blu 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
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
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 Blu 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised 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 sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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5.0
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Nikki H
Pinelands, South Africa3 contributions
Dec 2019
We had one and a half days in Tromsø and it was a tough decision which tours to do in addition to a Northern Lights tour. I eventually booked the cross-country skiing lesson because the timing suited us. I am so glad I did! In the end this was the highlight of out trip.

As older South Africans who had never been on skis before, and with little knowledge of snow, we we were apprehensive to say the least. Also, with our weak currency we were concerned about value for money.

Our fears disappeared quickly. Our guide was supportive, encouraging, and entertaining, and was able to cater for the various experience levels in the group. The total duration was about 3 hours, so it was certainly value for money as well. And did I say that it was fun? My hubby is 73 and I am 57; as I said, first time on skis, and we loved it! I would go so far as to say we're hooked! Thank you for a great experience!
Written 6 January 2020
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Tromsø Outdoor O
What a pleasant review to read! Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that our trip exceeded your expectations and that our guide did such a great job! You know it is great to hear that, not only did you enjoy yourself on the trip, but that you want to do the sport again. Hope your time in Tromsø was full of memorable, snowy experiences.
Written 27 January 2020
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Andrés N
Oslo, Norway24 contributions
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.
Written 28 February 2020
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analumaiolli
India7 contributions
Mar 2022
The tour went beyond our expectations! The guide - Marcel - was super kind, easygoing and polite to teach us. We had loads of fun with him! The tour lasts enough time to learn, to enjoy and to get tired too :)

I definitely recommend. And considering the activities' prices in Tromso, this one does costs the average price.

I highly recommend it! Again: maximum stars to Marcel!
Written 8 March 2022
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Rebecca A
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
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.
Written 28 February 2020
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Joanna G
Katoomba27 contributions
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!
Written 27 January 2020
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Carolina SL
Canada10 contributions
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!
Written 27 January 2020
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Annabelle C
11 contributions
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
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Ernesto V
1 contribution
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
Written 27 April 2020
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Gemma S
Canberra, Australia9 contributions
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!
Written 27 January 2020
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Matthew M
chillin with a stella in uk56 contributions
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.
Written 28 February 2020
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