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Cross-Country Skiing in Lapland


  • Gliding over silent snow-fields on skiis is simply one of the best stress-busters ever
  • Get a whole-body winter workout as you learn cross-country skiing


The soothing swish of skis over snow is one of the supreme joys of winter. Not the adrenalin-pumping excitement of whizzing downhill, but the whole-body immersion-with-nature experience of cross-country skiing.

You will learn the basics of cross-country skiing from a qualified Finnish instructor. The technique is similar to walking and not difficult to master. The skis are light, the shoes soft and flexible and the tracks specially prepared to make the going easy.

After gliding through silent, white forests you will pause for delicious hot beverages by a campfire. Your morning's exercise will be the equivalent of a good work-out, but a whole lot more fun.


The First Steps in Cross-country Skiing excursion begins at Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi. You will be picked up from here and transported in a coach/ minivan/ car (depending on the size of the group) to the point where you begin your skiing class with your English speaking guide.

You will be taught the basics of cross-country skiing by a Finnish skiing instructor. Don't worry if you have never skied before, as it is quick and easy to pick up the basics.

Both fitness and medical professionals agree: cross-country skiing is one of the best cardiovascular fitness activities. It's good for the heart, boosts 'good' cholesterol, controls blood pressure and builds endurance.

When you're happy on your skiis, you will follow forest trails through the snow-mantled landscape before stopping for refreshments. Round a camp-fire you can sip hot berry juice or coffee and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.

Your 3-hour First Steps in Cross-country Skiing tour ends where it began, at Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Dec - 15 Apr: Monday & Thursday


3 hours

Start time

Start time: 1000h (10:00am)
Duration: 3 hours (Skiing lesson: 1.5-2 hours)

Meeting point

The tour starts from Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi.
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi

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  • Transportation in a coach/ minivan/ car (depending on the size of the group)
  • Skiing lesson
  • English speaking guide
  • Hot berry juice or coffee
  • Thermal clothing


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please be at the starting point at least 30 minutes before the start time to change into your thermal outfit.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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