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The Ultimate Norwegian Skiing Experience

Oslo, Norway

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Experience hosted by Håvard Skulstad

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will explore the white and beautiful winter with skies on our feet, the true Norwegian way! I will provide all skiing equipment for you at your arrival. This is for you that have not been skiing a lot before, but wants to try. The main idea for this trip is for you to have fun together! To try something new, to eat something good (typical Norwegian cross-country food), and to have fun together with skies on your feet. I might also challenge you with some fun activities. This is an excellent experience to get to know each other, see great nature and have fun.
Throughout the experience we will also take some nice pictures.

We start off at our meeting point at Skullerud Metro station ( Line 3 towards Mortensrud from Oslo central station, 20 minutes ride.). From here we will find the right equipment for you to be ready, and then we start off by exploring the area of Østmarka. In the beginning you will get a small introduction for basic techniques to get started, and from there on, its a lot of "learning by doing". and I will of course give you some pointers along the way if needed. During the trip we will take a nice break to enjoy and heat up with some Traditional Norwegian skiing snack.

Depending on the weather, the destination and meeting point might change, so that we get to the best skiing conditions. If so, you will be notified in advance.
Other things to note
This experience is open for everybody. There is no demand for level, or expectations to perform. This is an experience of pure joy in good company, trying something new and having fun together as a group.
We will explore the white and beautiful winter with skies on our feet, the true Norwegian way! I will provide all skiing equipment for you at your arrival. This is for you that have not been skiing a lot before, but wants to try. The main idea for this trip is for you to have fun together! To try something new, to eat something good (typical Norwegian cross-country food), and to have fun together with skies on your feet. I might also challenge y…

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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional Norwegian skiing snack
  • Drinks
    Coffee or Cacao
  • Equipment
    Skiing equipment (skies, shoes, poles and woolen socks)
From $109
/ person
Sat, Jan 16
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$109 per person
$109 per person
Sun, Jan 17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$109 per person
$109 per person
Sat, Jan 23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$109 per person
$109 per person

Meet your host, Håvard Skulstad

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 43 Reviews
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My name is Håvard. My old name means "tall guardian". Growing up, I did not become very tall though, but I sure am good at taking care of other people(guardian) :) As a true Norwegian Viking I have been born with skies on my feet, and I would like to share this passion with you on a nice trip together on cross-country skies in Norways wonderful nature. I am a teacher by profession, and I specialize in sports. I will provide for you the basic techniques for you as a skiing beginner, and we will have fantastic time together. All skiing equipment will be provided at your arrival at the metro of Skullerud(skies, poles, skiing shoes, woolen socks etc) I advice you to dress for winteractivity. The tour will be in English, but I can also speak other languages if translation is needed (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and of course Norwegian
My name is Håvard. My old name means "tall guardian". Growing up, I did not become very tall though, but I sure am good at taking care of other people(guardian) :) As a true Norwegian Viking I have been born with skies on my feet, and I would like to share this passion with you on a nice trip together on cross-country skies in Norways wonderful nature. I am a teacher by profession, and I specialize in sports. I will provide for you the basic techniques for you as a skiing beginner, and we will h…
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Where you'll be

Skullerud metro - meeting point for equipment and changing.
Skullerud -Østmarka - Skullerudstua - Østmarka - Skullerud metro

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

Judith
March 2020
This was a great experience. I learned a lot and Haavard was a patient teacher. Unfortunately the weather was very bad (more rain and less). But we took a break with a pastry and a very tasty Hot Chocolate. Thank you for the great day.
Thomas
March 2020
What a fantastic way to learn how to cross country ski as a beginner. Håvard provides an experience that is tailored to all skill levels, and takes you to places that are perfect to learn at. He teaches you the bare minimum, and then slowly works your way up in skill level, based on how far you want to go. Any question you ask he is willing to answer. He provides all the necessary equipment you need, from skis, boots, poles, and socks if needed. Overall a great way to get introduced to the world of cross country skiing, in the country that invented the sport, and where it remains a passion for all Norwegians
What a fantastic way to learn how to cross country ski as a beginner. Håvard provides an experience that is tailored to all skill levels, and takes you to places that are perfect t…
Constantin
March 2020
We really enjoyed the afternoon with Havard! Good experience - but if you're a cross country skiing beginner like we were, prepare for aching in the days go follow :D
Lisa
February 2020
I had a great time skiing with Havard! It was difficult to find snow with the recent weather conditions in Oslo, but he went out of his way to accommodate our group and show us some Norwegian cross-country tactics.
Emily
February 2020
This was my first time skiing and Håvard really took the time to teach me. I highly recommend this experience it really felt like I was just hanging out with good friends.
Angie
February 2020
This was a brilliant experience. We did it as a family of 5 (3 teenagers) and made some fantastic memories. Havard was so thoughtful and was a great, patient teacher. He taught us everything step by step and by the end we were skiing much more confidently. We loved the whole experience: the setting, the snack, the chance to meet Havard, the skiing and the chance to learn about Norwegian life. We would do this again in a heartbeat. We would all highly recommend.
This was a brilliant experience. We did it as a family of 5 (3 teenagers) and made some fantastic memories. Havard was so thoughtful and was a great, patient teacher. He taught us…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Dress for the weather.