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Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso provided by Tromso Outdoor

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Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso

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Overview
Norway, where it’s the national sport, is the best place to try or master skiing. In a small group and under the watchful eye of your instructor-guide, practice walking with skis and skiing over flat terrain, before building up the confidence to tackle small hills. Skis, ski boots, and ski poles are all provided, as are snacks and hot drinks to keep you warm.
Highlights
  • A small group size ensures personalized attention as you learn to ski
  • Enjoy hassle-free round-trip transportation from Tromso to the ski site
  • Skis, ski boots, and ski poles are all included
  • Hot drinks and snacks are also provided
What to Expect
Having selected a morning or afternoon excursion, meet your guide at the central Tromso meeting point at the designated time. From there, travel to the lesson site just outside the city. Upon arrival, listen as your guide offers an introduction and then practice walking slowly with your skis. When confident, begin skiing over flat terrain. Continue practicing and, if you've built up your confidence, tackle some small hills. With a maximum group size of 10 people, your guide is always available to assist. After the short journey back to Tromso, your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Fredrik Langes gate 4, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Ski instructor
  • Transport to and from Tromsø city centre
  • Cross country skis, ski boots and ski poles
  • Hot drink and lefse, local sweet snack.
Exclusions
  • Winter clothes - but these can be rented separately at Tromsø Outdor Rental Center upon prior arrangement. Come in good time before the trip starts, you will find us on Sjøgata 14, open daily 9am-5pm. Hotel pick up and drop off is not available on this tour.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT: Please advise shoe size (european) in the special requirements field at check out. If you fail to provide this information your booking may be cancelled.
  • In case we have no snow in the area alternative activity or full refund of the tour costs will be offered.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • As the weather can change rapidly in Northern Norway to join this tour it is obligatory to wear warm and windproof clothes. Winter clothes are not included in the price of the tour, but can be rented separately at our rental center upon prior arrangement.
  • From mid-February onward the sun can be surprisingly strong, especially because of the reflecting snow, so we recommend you also bring sunglasses and sun cream with you.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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recordrancher wrote a review Mar. 2019
Frodsham, United Kingdom203 contributions133 helpful votes
So you think - I can ski downhill so hard can it be!?? Blimey, cross country skiing is so different to downhill skiing! That said we had a great teacher who got us up and skiing along pretty quickly round a great track in a lovely park just outside Tromso. We had great fun
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Date of experience: March 2019
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DevilMayCriii wrote a review Mar. 2019
Stevenage, United Kingdom39 contributions15 helpful votes
First time I've ever done this and also the Mrs, abit wobbly at first but get the hang of it pretty quick. The tracks pretty basic so it's nothing to be concerned about as it's all mainly straight not up and down hills. The Spanish guy (sorry mate forgot your name) was very
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BlondeAdventurer1 wrote a review Mar. 2019
121 contributions56 helpful votes
Neither myself or my boyfriend had ever done any kind of skiing before. This trip is ideal for beginners. There were 3 of us on the trip (ourselves and another guy) and everything was at our pace. You start off flat, then get taught how to climb uphill and down some little hills
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Sally F wrote a review Mar. 2019
Northampton, United Kingdom165 contributions38 helpful votes
We did this excursion from the hurtigruten ship on 9th Feb and had a fantastic time. Our teacher (so sorry, I cannot remember his name) was excellent. We were in a group of 4 which I'm sure helped as he had plenty of time to help us individually. He started off very simply by
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john_201130 wrote a review Feb. 2019
Guildford, United Kingdom68 contributions43 helpful votes
Both of us had never had a pair of skis on before, but decided to have a go at the Nordic cross country version. The lesson was completely appropriate for us. We took to it at different rates and our instructor, Tereza, was understood when to be encouraging, and pushing us to
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Date of experience: January 2019
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richardb169
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Great bicycle trip
Great bicycle trip around Tromsø! Fun with a guide. Saw a lot of Tromsø in a short time. Higly recomended.
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Nora2505
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Very good advices
Very good advices to compare snow shoe and bike options and propose a snow shoe hike which was fitting to our group
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bellecelloe
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Lots of Fun!
The people at the shop were super helpful and had a lot of local knowledge and advice. We hired snow shoes for a d
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silvanseapoet
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Great Rental
The people were friendly and the gear was great. They gave good advice on the area and I was able to rent the skis
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Trudy26
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Hard work, but worth it!
As others have said, you need to have a good level of fitness for this snowshoe hike. When my partner and I were on
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LongVehicle
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Excellent service
A lot of information on where to practice snowshoeing, and quite easy-going when counting how long rental time real
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vstewart76
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Fab service
Great service allowing us to have a wonderful holiday. Travelled with 2 adults and 2 kids age 7&4. Everything was p
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Marc196811
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Equipment for skying and hiking
Very friendly guides and good advices about the equipment we rented as well as tours in the mountains around Tromsø
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kimi91
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Cross country ski rental - very bad equipment
We rented some xc sky, the personnel was nice, but they gave us a very old equipment. Maybe my granny used it as we
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O7750DH
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Exactly what I needed
Exactly what I needed to re-discover x-country skiing: a small group, an experienced coach, a few minutes only out
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563umav
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Convenient place!
I really appreciate that there are a place to offer the service of rent gear for the extreme weather. I'd like to s
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ramky2017
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Nice place to rent outfit
We rented Arctic outfits from this shop. Nice costumes which helped us during our trip in Tromso. Very friendly peo
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gdmacb
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Snowshoe Rental
Very helpful in getting us setup with snowshoes and providing numerous recommendations on local snowshoe trails.
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Peter G
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Cross Country Ski Rental & Snow Shoeing Trips
The individuals at Tromso Outdoors were great. I rented crosss country skiis and as I am experienced in X-C skiing,
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sergioleite2020
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Bikes in snow and ice
We were very well attended and the products are excellent, we like the boots and especially the fat bikes
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