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Backcountry ski tours

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.Tromsø, Norway

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Experience hosted by Eivind

5 hours
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join on us a venture into the backcountry around Tromsø. Our handmade skis are perfect for the first time ski adventurer. A little shorter and a little wider they give you the stability of a snowshoe and the glide of a ski.

If you want to try skiing and search for the Northern lights while in Tromsø, an evening backcountry ski tour is well worth a try. Glide through magical landscape and hope for the Northern lights to brighten the skies.

If you choose to join us on a daytime venture we will head out among 3000 foot peaks exploring the winter wonderland of the surrounding valleys and hills. A favorite among locals and norwegians in all.

At the beginning of the tour we will give a short introduction to ski technique and we will progress from there throughout the evening.

Glide between the birches and climb small hills and by the end of the tour you will be confident enough to be linking your first downhill turns on the way back. Bring a little humor along for those wipeouts you are sure to have on your first dowhill run.

Any skitour is incomplete without spending time by the fire, snacking up on chocolate and hot beverages. If luck stands us by we will be camping out under the brightness of the Auroras or basking in the arctic sunlight during the day.
Join on us a venture into the backcountry around Tromsø. Our handmade skis are perfect for the first time ski adventurer. A little shorter and a little wider they give you the stability of a snowshoe and the glide of a ski.

If you want to try skiing and search for the Northern lights while in Tromsø, an evening backcountry ski tour is well worth a try. Glide through magical landscape and hope for the Northern lights to brighten the…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Hot chocolate, coffee or tea along with snacks by the fire is included on t...
  • Transportation
  • Equipment
    Skis and arctic outdoor clothing with suit, boots, hat and gloves is provid...
From $145
/ person

Meet your host, Eivind

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 16 Reviews
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Leaving the army a little more than 25 years ago, I told my mother I would be staying for three months to explore the arctic before returning south. She is still waiting for me:-)

Since then I have spend nearly three decades kayaking, mountaineering and skiing in this region of the arctic, getting to know the mountains, fjords and archipelagos like my own back pocket.

I am so lucky to make my living as a sea kayaking and mountaineering guide, so most days I am found somewhere between the sea and a summit, often showing of my backyard to visiting customers.
One of my main goals is to give you an unforgettable and rugged hands on experience.

Between being a father and a husband, I spend my spare time honing skills and continous education in kayaking, skiing and mountaineering. I also work with students, teaching the outdoor trade.
Leaving the army a little more than 25 years ago, I told my mother I would be staying for three months to explore the arctic before returning south. She is still waiting for me:-)

Since then I have spend nearly three decades kayaking, mountaineering and skiing in this region of the arctic, getting to know the mountains, fjords and archipelagos like my own back pocket.

I am so lucky to make my living as a sea kayaking and mountaineering guide, so most days I am found somewhe…
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Where you'll be

For this tour we head out in the backcountry of Tromsø. A suited location will be picked according to weather and snow conditions. Generally about 20-35 minutes away from city centre of Tromsø.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Olivia
March 2020
We really enjoyed our ski tour with Eivind. Although the lights didn’t make an appearance the experience was still amazing even for my husband who has never touched a pair of skis before! Would definitely recommend.
Kian
March 2020
Eivind and his wife are very nice and take care of us patiently. Thanks for the clothes and equipments, we feel so warm even it’s very windy. Although we are not lucky to see the northern light, my father enjoy the cross country skiing a lot.
Eivind and his wife are very nice and take care of us patiently. Thanks for the clothes and equipments, we feel so warm even it’s very windy. Although we are not lucky to see the n…
Hui Hung
March 2020
Our family of 5 had a good time with Eivind and his wife . Because my parent cant walk very well, Eivind walks slowly and keeps asking if we are okay. Arriving the opposite side of the lake , Eivind makes the fire and gives us some hot drinks and we sit and wait for the Aurora .Unfortunately, the weather is not good.
Our family of 5 had a good time with Eivind and his wife . Because my parent cant walk very well, Eivind walks slowly and keeps asking if we are okay. Arriving the opposite side of…
Marinus
March 2020
Het was een geweldige ervaring om op langlaufskis over een maanverlichte sneeuwvlakte te glijden, met halverwege uitrusten aan een kampvuurtje. Eivind was een deskundige, vriendelijke en betrokken begeleider. Helaas geen noorderlicht gezien, maar we hebben van iedere minuut genoten.
Het was een geweldige ervaring om op langlaufskis over een maanverlichte sneeuwvlakte te glijden, met halverwege uitrusten aan een kampvuurtje. Eivind was een deskundige, vriendeli…
Marie-Helene
March 2020
Our cross-country skiing was an incredible beautiful experience. The calmness of the surrounding, stunning views and the fun of being active - a great combination. Eivind is a very skillful giude and senses what works best for the group. Highly recommendable if you want to enjoy the scenery around Tromsø in an active way.
Our cross-country skiing was an incredible beautiful experience. The calmness of the surrounding, stunning views and the fun of being active - a great combination. Eivind is a very…
Stefanie
March 2020
Magical landscapes, very skilled & professional guide and a very fun experience, if you enjoy being active and in nature :) Thank you very much, Eivind!

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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.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

    More tips

    Please be at the meeting point a little ahead of time and make sure you have had a solid breakfast before we head out in to the backcountry:-)

    What to bring

    Make sure you wear a warm baselayer along with a thick sweater/fleece. A day pack along with a water bottle is great.