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Few – if any - things in life are as beautiful as a snow-covered mountain scenery… If you want to experience Norwegian winter at its best, we recommended to give one of our skiing experiences a try!
Welcome to the world of Cross Country Skiing!
You may have heard the old saying “Norwegians are born with skis on their feet”. Modern skiing was actually invented in Norway, and Norwegians of all ages spend lots of time in the many cross country skiing tracks during the winter. To get a sense of why cross-country skiing is so popular in Norway – check out our various offers:
"Påsketur» - Back country skiing
The author Tom Stalsberg has published a book about the art of skiing slowly- a tribute to the special Norwegian phenomenon back country skiing.
While cross country skiing requires a certain fitness level, traditional back country skiing is accessible to everybody! Back country skiing is literally walking - with skis on your feet. For this activity we use a special kind of mountain skis, which are unique to Norway. The skis are wider than normal cross-country skis and can thus be used outside prepared tracks.
Just as important as the actual skiing - is the break! In the middle of the mountain, we serve the classic Norwegian skiing meal, consisting of: Hot chocolate, a special Norwegian chocolate bar called “Kvikk Lunsj” and an orange! Why? These are, believe it or not, the traditional foods Norwegians carry in their backpacks when they go back country skiing! For a truly authentic experience, we can also arrange a campfire meal.
Starting point: Basecamp at Ljøsenhammeren
We also arrange other cross country skiing experiences on request.
• Back country skiing half day/ day trips: Ljøsenhammeren and Beiarfjellet
• Cross country skiing races for groups
• Cross country skiing (skating) half day/day trips: (Rognan, Røkland, Fauske, Beiarfjellet)
The trip is suitable for:
Hope to see you soon
Team Northern Lights