Guided cross country ski trip in Tromsø - beginner ski course

Cross country skiing
Cross country skiing
Cross country skiing
Prices from

1150 NOK

Per person

This tour is conducted by Tromsø Outdoor. Once in Norway you cannot leave without trying our national sport! If you have never tried skiing before, or are hesitant, this is your opportunity to learn cross country skiing in a scenic environment and relaxed atmosphere.

General information

First, we teach you how to put the skis on and off. Then we begin to ski using basic techniques in a completely flat area. After some training, we introduce different techniques and by the end of the tour you should be able to challenge yourself on small hills!

We ski towards the northern part of the island in a scenic area with birch and spruce forests, mostly on prepared trails on the top of Tromsøya island, a short drive away from the city center (about 5 minutes). During the tour we take a break where you will be served a hot drink and lefse (a local sweet snack).

After the tour many of our guests rent skis to practice cross country skiing on their own.

Great fun at all times!

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.

Included: Skis, poles, ski boots, hot drink, sweet snack, guide and transfer (5min. each way)

Duration: 3 hours

Number of participants: 2-10

Minimum age: 12 years old

Level of difficulty: Easy

Tour is offered with the departure at 9:00 and 13:00

In the main season if the trips are fully booked we will plan an additional departure at 14:30.



01.11.2023 - 31.03.2024:
Departure: 9am (09:00), 1pm (13:00) or extra departure 2.30pm (14:30)

Meeting time for the first daily departure: 8.50 am (8.50) at Radisson Blu Hotel
Departure time and place: 9.00 (9.00) from Radisson Blu Hotel

Meeting time for the second daily departure: 12:50pm (12:50) at Radisson Blu Hotel
Departure time and place: 1pm (13:00) from Radisson Blu Hotel

Latest meeting time for the additional departure 2:20pm (14:20) at the ground floor in Prostneset terminal in the waiting hall (address: Samuel Arnesens gate 5, Prostneset Tromsø port terminal in the city centre). Planned departure time and place: ca. 2:30pm (14:30) from the port terminal, depending on Hurtigruten's arrival - may be a few minutes earlier or later and we may need to wait.

Prices from

1150 NOK Per person


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About Tromsø Outdoor

Driven by passion, love for our place and nature, being active outdoors.

Focused on good equipment, local development, good work environment, professional advice, friends and family time, trying new things. We do what we love and we share our lifestyle with Tromsø visitors. Our speciality is guiding outdoor activities.

We further received the Eco-Lighthouse certificate in 2021, it is Norway’s most widely used environmental management system that provides enterprises with relevant tools to help them improve their environmental performance, and to control their environmental impact. 

June - September we guide e-bike tours, and November - April we guide snowshoeing, cross country skiing, introduction to randonee skiing trips.

Guided activities are conducted in small groups. Planning the tours we think of "soft adventures", therefore everyone will find in our offer activity for themselves.

Sporty people who wish to explore wilder areas can join Guided Snowshoe Hill Hike to Kvaløya. Families with children, seniors or people without experience with snow often choose the Guided Snowshoe Trip on Tromsøya or the Guided easy snowshoeing with a visit to local café. Everyone who has no experience with cross country skiing may enjoy our Cross Country ski trip - beginners ski course. 

In the summer  we bring our guests out to Explore Tromsø by e-bike. 

On request and for groups we prepare tailored offers.

If you prefer to explore our area on your own, the Tromsø Outdoor team in the rental centre will assist you to find the outdoor adventure and the right equipment. 

Tromsø Outdoor rental offer comprises

  • Over 200 bicycles

  • Winter clothes and boots

  • Randonee skis and splitboards

  • Avalanche safety equipment

  • Cross country skis

  • Snowshoes

  • Tripods, headlamps, reindeer skins

  • Camping gear

  • Fatbikes, El-fatbikes and winter bicycles (with studded) tires.

Planning your stay visit for our tips and inspiration for cycling, skiing, snowshoeing, splitboarding and camping holidays in our region. 

Visit Tromsø
Phone: +47 776 10 000
Email: [email protected]