Introduction to cross-country skiing

Ever heard of a saying “Norwegians are born with skis on their feet”? In many cases this isn’t far from the truth, since cross-country skiing is Norway's national sport and something most Norwegians love to do.

This tour is conducted by Aurora Alps. The tour leaves from outside the Scandic Ishavshotel from where you will be picked up for a scenic 50-minute bus drive to our camp in Breivikeidet. Upon arrival at our basecamp, situated in a picturesque valley close to the sea, you will be welcomed by your tour guide. We will provide you with thermal suits, boots, hat, mittens and cross-country gear (skis and poles). Before heading out on this adventure, we will teach you some basic skills: how to move, how to put your skis on, how to fall and get back on your skis. With these techniques under your belt, you will then trek through the beautiful alpine landscape together with the guide. Trust us-you do not need to have any previous experience-you will get it during the day along with the instructor. After the tour, you are invited into our lavvu (traditional sami tent) where you can warm up by the campfire with some hot drinks and cake. In addition, our basecamp is also the starting point for our dogsledding tours, so there are about 80 huskies on the location ready to meet people and be cuddled with. After you have had some time to relax and warm up, you will be driven back to the city with hopefully great memories of your cross-country adventure! What to bring: We recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather. We recommend bringing a scarf in cold weather Itinerary: Transfer by bus: 50 min At Breivikeidet: 2 hours 35min Transfer by bus: 50 min What to know in advance: Minimum age is 7 years old. When making a booking for a child, please kindly always inform us of the age, as our guides will then be able to prepare accordingly. Food and beverages: After the tour coffee, tea and cake will be provided. A meal is not included in this tour. Included: Transfer to and from Breivikeidet (50min each way) English-speaking guide / instructor Ski gear (poles, skis, boots) Warm clothing (thermal suits, hats, gloves) Hot drinks and cake Chance to visit our Alaskans huskies used for dogsledding Departure time: 8:15am (08:15) Meeting time and place: 15 minutes before departure, outside of the Scandic Ishavshotel (08:00am) Duration: 4 hours 15 min Level of difficulty: medium Please let us know of any physical conditions that we should be aware of when preparing for the tour. Number of participants: 1 – 8

Last updated: 09/16/2023

Source: Visit Tromsø-Region

Introduction to cross-country skiing

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