Nordic wilderness ski tour for beginners

Skiing in the arctic outback!


2 people
5 hours
Age limit
From1.490 NOK

Adventure like a true

Want to try skiing for the first time while in Tromsø? Then a backcountry ski tour is your chance!

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 to explore 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. Being a little shorter and a little wider than regular skiis, they give you the stability and flotation needed for an adventurous day out without any previous experience. Add a little humour for those first downhill wipeouts and we are set for a nice outing.

At the beginning of the tour we will give a short introduction to basic ski technique, and we will progress from there throughout the day. There will be a steep, but fun, learning curve throughout the day, and you'll hopefully come to learn why the norwegians love skiing so much!

This tour is arranged Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays throughout the winter season.

No previous skiing experience is needed! However, you need to be in a normal physichal shape, as skiing will require some balance and coordination:)

Please note that the tour is weather dependent and may have to be rescheduled or cancelled due to safety reasons. You will receive a full refund if you're not able to join a rescheduled tour.

This activity is also suitable for groups, and can be suited to your wishes. Contact us for more information!

Meeting place:

For transfer from Tromsø city centre: Please meet outside the city center cinema at 9:30 AM.
NB! Please book the tour with transfer from the city centre!

For transfer from Sommarøy Arctic hotel: Please meet in the reception at 9:00 AM.
NB! Please book the tour with transfer from Sommarøy!

If you have your own car (and you choose the "without transfer"-option): Put the following in google maps: 69.665955, 18.754156 and look for the green basecamp tent on your right side at the bottom of the hill. Any problems, give us a call on (+ 47) 940 68 969 NB! The meeting time at the basecamp is at 10am


  • Professional guide
  • A short introductory course to skiing
  • Ski equipment
  • Boots and warm clothing if needed
  • Warm beverages by the fire
  • Transfer to and from city centre Tromsø or Sommarøy, depending on your stay.
  • Pictures from the tour

Make sure to bring:

  • A warm baselayer, preferably two layers
  • A warm sweater
  • Winter jacket and pants if you prefer your own
  • Warm boots if you prefer your own
  • Gloves/mitts and a warm hat/beanie


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