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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 travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ernesto V wrote a review Apr 2020
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This was our first time skiing and we had such a great time. Sasha, the instructor, was super nice to us. He taught us all the techniques, was super patient and even took many photos and videos for us. We'll definitely take this tour again next time we visit Tromsø.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Tromsø Outdoor O, Manager at Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Thank`s! Nice to hear that you like our XC-ski experience. Welcome back to Tromsø later ;) Best regards Magne
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Annabelle C wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
Very different from the slopes! it was good to begin in the tracks to start. We then tried a little in the powder snow and aside the tracks which was harder than it seemed. The hot toddy and cake was a great halfway break! Our guide was lovely and really patient and a lot of
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rebecca A wrote a review Feb 2020
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our time learning to ski cross-country style. Our group ranged from total beginners to some who had some skiing experience and our leader, Mathias, skillfully taught everyone at their level. We began simple and gradually picked up in difficulty, appropriate
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Tromsø Outdoor O, Front Office Manager at Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Hello, thank you very much for your kind review. I am very happy you enjoyed trip. I agree with you, the downhill part was also my favourite when I joined this trip. Our cross country skiing lesson is designed for beginners and we make it clear in a description. But when somebody more experienced joins it, we need to accomodate these guests and we try to do our best to keep both parties, the beginner one and the experienced one, feel fulfilled. I am happy Mathias stood up for challenge and helped everybody in a group to have a joyful lesson and he found balance. It is not a surprise for me as he is a very experienced instructor and a fenomenal skier. I hope you will carry on with skiing wherever you find snow. Enjoy the rest of winter.
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Matthew M wrote a review Feb 2020
chillin with a stella in uk48 contributions19 helpful votes
We had a great time on our very first try of skiing ever and in the artic circle!! Thor our guide was pleasant,patient a great teacher and made the day a fun experience.We all had a perfect time and can highly recommend Tromsø Outdoors and Thor 👍
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Tromsø Outdoor O, Front Office Manager at Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you liked your first cross country skiing experience. And you chose to try it with us. I will pass your kind words to Thor. Skiing is a Norwegian way of life and we want to share our passion with everybody. We know that to teach somebody and to pass our love for skiing we need to be patient and thoughtful as there are so many things that can go wrong when you are on skis for the first time. For example… your skis. We live so far in the north and we feel very privileged to wake up every day and see this amazing scenery far north of the polar circle. Carry on with your adventures. Best regards.
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Caroline B wrote a review Feb 2020
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We booked the beginners cross country ski experience and had great fun. Our guide Sina was fantastic. She was cheerful and helpful and made this energetic experience even more enjoyable.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Tromsø Outdoor O, Front Office Manager at Cross-Country Ski Lesson for Beginners in Tromso
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Hello, thank you for this great review of Sina’s work. I will make sure she hears about your feedback. She perfectly caught our idea of how the first steps on cross country skis should look like. We keep a relaxed atmosphere because our guests are on their holidays so why should we keep them stressed. And the learning process itself is nicer when you can enjoy lessons and interact with guides. It is their great enthusiasm and professional attitude that help us provide joyful experiences to you. Have a great day.
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About the operator

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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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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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