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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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Aatiqami wrote a review Mar. 2018
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions8 helpful votes
Simone was our instructor and he was extremely friendly and approachable. We learnt the basics of skiing and how to fall, posture etc. Then we traveled on flat terrains and progressively we moved on to steeper terrains. It was so much fun, I enjoyed every minute of it. In fact,
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Response from Tromsø Outdoor O, Front Office Manager at Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso
Responded Jun. 12, 2018
Hello Aatiqa I, from the very beginning at Tromsø Outdoor our idea for cross country ski trip was in a first place the course for beginners, so everybody who visit us in Norway can try local activity and our ways of being. it is great satisfaction for see that we success in bringing people who had never seen the snow before closet to our own lifestyle and passions. Thank you for your review, the time and trust - joining us skiing. Regards, Kasia Pacek
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RachyWat wrote a review Feb. 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
Our guide Rikke taught us the basics in a three hour session at Charlottenlund park and afterwards we all felt confident enough to hire skis, poles and boots from Tromso Outdoor to do our own skiing. On their advice, we took the local bus (very ski friendly and very cheap) and
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Tromsø Outdoor O, Front Office Manager at Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso
Responded Jun. 12, 2018
Hello RachyWat, thank you very much for your kind words and positive feedback. We are especially happy to read such a good reviews when Rikke is mentioned. She is with us almost two years now completing her occupational internship and we are very proud to see her growing as a professional guide and ski instructor. It is great motivation both for her, to learn more and for us, to spend time on training new guides and introducing new generations of students to the work. Once again: many thanks. Kasia
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Thedayman wrote a review Feb. 2018
17 contributions9 helpful votes
The Cross Country Skiing is an absolute must do when visiting Tromsø. Trying out Norway's national sport in such an incredible setting was great fun. Our guides were great and they taught us how to ski and were very patient when we fell over! The track was great and we got to go
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Sebastian A wrote a review Feb. 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
It was my first time skiing ever, an after the session I even feel like I should start doing it on a regular basis. It's nice to see the progress how one progress over the hours and the instructor was always willing to help us with our questions. The final break for taking hot
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Date of experience: February 2018
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TripMember03082016 wrote a review Jan. 2018
Paris, France15 contributions5 helpful votes
We came on a glorious day for a two hour snowshoe walk in the park and we really enjoyed it. It was exactly the effort we were prepared to give to it and we walked through the trees with a very friendly guide who gave us a good insight into the winter pleasures available to
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Date of experience: January 2018
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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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