Keen to experience a unique feeling of freedom as you feel the Arctic wind brush your face? Cross-country skiing gives you the chance to explore the nature in a fantastic way.
Cross-country skiing is Norway’s national sport and according to an old saying “Norwegians are born with skis on their feet.” In truth far from all Norwegians are skiers but cross-country skiing is a huge part of Norwegian culture and history.
For many one of the best things about cross-country skiing is the sense of freedom. Glide over the snow in silence and disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle. Bring your family and friends for a relaxing day in the tracks, or turn it into a training session. Cross-country skiing is also an excellent form of exercise providing a full body workout.
Cross-country skiing is a sport that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone, regardless of age and skill level – but it may take some time to get the hang of it. Adjust the trip after your own speed and experience – go for a short cozy trip, enjoy your time and take it easy. Or turn it into a longer training session, and end the day with a nice cup of cocoa around the fire.
Introduction to Cross-country skiing
Ready to give it a go? In Tromsø you can take an introduction to a cross-country skiing course. Learn all the basics in a few hours: how to get started, how to put your skis on, how to fall and how to get back up again. You will then trek through the pristine alpine surroundings. No previous experience is needed, the skilled instructor will make sure you are up to speed on everything you need to know to take part in this trip.
Bonus: At the basecamp you’ll get to have a meet and greet with a bunch of fluffy Alaskan huskies. They love to play and meet new people so no need to be shy – give them a good cuddle and you’ve made a friend for life.