Cross-country skiing is Norway’s national sport and according to an old saying “Norwegians are born with skis on their feet." which makes cross-country skiing 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.
The tour departs outside the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromsø, where you will be picked up for a scenic 50-minute transfer to our camp in Breivikeidet. The camp is situated in a picturesque valley, close to the sea and with the impressive mountain range of the Lyngen Alps in the background. Upon arrival at our basecamp, 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).
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. Before heading out on this adventure, we will teach you some of the 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.
Adjust the trip after your own speed and experience – go for a short cozy trip, enjoy your time and take it easy. After the tour, you are invited into our lavvu (traditional sami tent) where you can warm up by the campfire with a warm drink and cake. 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 active cross-country adventure!
Bonus: Our basecamp is also the starting point for our dogsledding tours, so there are a bunch of fluffy Alaskan huskies at our dog yard ready to meet people and be cuddled with. 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.