Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing

Ski along existing trails or create your own. Cross-country skiing is a great way to exercise, and you will feel a real sense of satisfaction once you overpower the tracks! This tour is appropriate for both beginners and intermediates.

The tour departs 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 near the sea, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and provided 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. You do not need to have any previous experience. You will get the hang of it during the day.

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 dog sledding 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 great memories of your cross-country adventure.


Total duration : 4 hours 30 minutes
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Boarding the bus outside Scandic Ishavshotel
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Transfer to cross-country skiing location
9:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Cross-country skiing, with a break for coffee/tea and cake
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM
Transfer to Tromsø

Location or meeting point

Important information

Meeting time and place

08:00 outside Scandic Ishavshotel


08:15 – 12:30 (4 hours 15 min)


  • 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 our dog sledding activity

Food and beverages

  • Hot drinks (coffee/tea) and cake will be provided.
  • Meal is not included but can be arranged for groups.

What to bring or wear

  • Dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather.
  • Bringing a scarf in cold weather.


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.

Level of difficulty

Medium – Please let us know of any physical conditions that we should be aware of when preparing for the tour.

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