Discover Norway's Snow Adventures - 1 week ski experience in Harstad - Beginners

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Location: Norway
1 February 2024 till 31 May 2024

Trip Duration: 7 days

Destination: Harstad, Norway

Travel Activities:

  • Beginner skiing lessons
  • Exploration of breathtaking landscapes
  • Snowshoeing
  • Mountain skiing and off-piste adventures
  • Ice fishing and local culinary experience
  • Ski competition in Kilbotn

Get acquainted with skiing, explore beautiful landscapes, experience local culture, and participate in an exciting ski competition on this 7-day adventurous skiing trip in Harstad, Norway.


Step into the world of skiing during this course suitable for beginners. Learn the basics of skiing while enjoying the pristine nature and winter landscapes of Harstad. The course is designed to familiarize you with skiing and includes various techniques such as stopping, turning, and walking on skis. Additionally, you will get the chance to enjoy local delicacies and a ski competition at the end of the course.

Example travel itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrival
    Transfer from airport to hotel. Explore the surroundings.
    Get acquainted with the ski equipment at the hotel and head to Kilbotn for your first ski session. Learn to find the right balance on skis, stop, and turn. Lunch will be served during the activity. In the evening, take an easy walk to "Gangsåstoppen" for a beautiful view over the city.
  • Day 2: Introduction to Classic Techniques and Snowshoeing
    Head to Kilbotn for further ski practice and learn classic skiing techniques. After lunch, take a snowshoe hike to Keipen or Litjehornet with a spectacular view and the chance to see the Northern Lights.
  • Day 3: Easy Ski Trip and Mountain Skiing
    Refine your classic skiing techniques and take a ski trip from Kilbotn to Sørvika. After lunch, practice mountain skiing and hiking off the beaten path.
  • Day 4: The First "Real" Ski Trip
    Travel to Kvæfjordeidet and practice your classic skiing techniques with a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy a 5-6 hour ski trip with a lunch stop and possibility to climb the summit.
    In the evening, relax in the sauna at Harstad Havnebadstue and take a dip in the Northern Ice Sea.
  • Day 5: Mountain Skiing
    Go mountain skiing from the top of Sollifjellet Alpine Center and enjoy breathtaking views.
    Take a lunch break and consider spending a night in a Norwegian cabin for an authentic experience.
  • Day 6: Skiing and Ice Fishing
    Ski to a fishing location and try ice fishing, a popular winter tradition in Norway.
    Enjoy catching 'Røya' and a delicious lunch with hot chocolate.
    Optionally, you can go mountain skiing and ski down the mountain at high speed. For dinner, taste the caught fish, prepared by local chefs.
  • Day 7: Race Day
    Apply your learned skills during an exciting 5-10 km ski race in Kilbotn.
    Experience the thrill of skiing like a pro and who knows, you might return to take on the challenge of the Reistadløpet.
    Transfer from hotel to airport. 

Included in the package:

  • Accommodation: Standard rooms, double or single occupancy, and 1 night in a Norwegian mountain cabin with a gourmet dinner
  • Meals: Outdoor/indoor lunches with local gourmet delicacies
  • Guided activities: Professional instructor throughout the trip
  • Rental of cross-country skis, poles & boots / mountain skis with poles & boots
  • Local transportation: Transfers to and from the airport and from the hotel to all activities
  • 1 x sea sauna experience
  • Personal video recording

Excluded from the package:

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses

Clothing advice:

  • Softshell jacket and pants
  • Hardshell jacket and pants
  • Warm wool layer sets
  • Wool socks
  • Warm down jacket
  • Sunglasses

Reasons why this trip is ideal:

  • Learn to ski at a basic level, even without experience
  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Harstad
  • Get to know the local culture and culinary traditions
  • Participate in an exciting ski competition
  • Enjoy the warmth of a sea sauna

Optional on top of the package with price:

  • Northern Lights tour: Extend your stay and go on an adventurous Northern Lights tour (price on request)
  • City tour of Harstad: Explore the charming city of Harstad and discover the local sights (price on request)

Possible highlights or unique experiences:

  • Exploration of breathtaking landscapes: Discover the majestic mountains and beautiful winter landscapes of Harstad, surrounded by pristine nature.
  • Meetings with locals and cultural exchange: Learn about the local culture and become acquainted with the traditions and customs of the Norwegian people.

Feedback or testimonials from previous participants:

"This skiing experience in Harstad was absolutely amazing! The instructors were professional and patient, which helped me quickly gain confidence on the skis. The natural beauty of the surroundings was breathtaking. I highly recommend this trip!" - Anna


"I had never skied before, but this course was perfect for beginners like me. The atmosphere was cozy, and the guidance was excellent. It was an unforgettable experience!" - Mark


"The highlight of the trip was definitely the ski competition. I felt like a professional skier as I raced down the slopes. A great challenge and a lot of fun!" - Sarah


Price: 55,195 NOK per person (approximately 4,775 euros per person)


Participation options

  • Individual
  • Couple
  • With family
  • In Group


  • Guidance by Sportstages
  • Guidance by sports specialist
  • Guidance by your own trainers
  • Third party guidance
  • Without support
  • Accompaniment by a sporty guide with an interest and knowledge of sports and history

Language guidance

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Transport options

  • Car
  • Bus
  • Airplane
  • Own transport
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