Ski in Arctic Norway - Deepen your techniques! - Advanced

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Location: Norway
1 February 2024 till 31 May 2024

Duration of the trip: 7 days

Destination: Norway, Arctic Region

Travel activities:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoe hiking
  • Ice fishing
  • Sauna visit
  • Mountain skiing
  • Race
  • Optional overnight stay in a traditional Norwegian mountain hut.

Mastering more powerful skiing techniques while enjoying the extraordinary winter landscapes and cultural experiences in Arctic Norway.


This trip is perfect for skiers who want to improve their skills.

Under professional guidance, participants have the chance to ski more efficiently and at a greater speed.

Additionally, there is also time to enjoy the exceptional nature and winter landscapes of Arctic Norway.

During this course, we take you to the most breathtaking locations where you can also go snowshoe hiking and ice fishing.

This trip ends with an exciting ski race. Join in and have the time of your life!

Example travel itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrival
    • Transfer from airport to hotel.
    • Exploring the surroundings.
    • Evening walk to Gangsåstoppen with views of the city.
    • Lunch during the activity.
    • First introduction to ski techniques in Kilbotn, 20 min. drive.
    • Fitting of ski equipment in the hotel.
  • Day 2: Learn efficient skiing and go on an adventurous snowshoe hike
    • Improving ski techniques and energy-efficient skiing in Kilbotn.
    • Individual feedback.
    • Snowshoe hike to Keipen or Litjehornet at Aunfjellet.
    • Hopefully northern lights visible in clear weather.
    • Warm drinks at the top.
  • Day 3: Deepen your skiing techniques and try mountain skis
    • Classic ski techniques and double poling in Kilbotn.
    • Ski trip from Kilbotn to Sørvika and back.
    • Switch to mountain skis and hike off the trails.
  • Day 4: Enjoy your first "real" ski tour and end the day with a sauna visit
    • Practicing classic ski techniques in Kvæfjordeidet.
    • Adapted route to the level of the group.
    • Lunch stop during the 5-6 hour journey.
    • Beautiful view in clear weather at the top.
    • Sauna in Harstad Havnebadstue in the evening.
    • Dare to swim in the Northern Ice Sea.
  • Day 5: Go mountain skiing and experience life in a Norwegian mountain hut.
    • Go on a mountain ski adventure at Sollifjellet Alpine Center and surrounding area. Enjoy the spectacular view over the mountains around Harstad during this mountain ski tour, with included lunch on the way. Make sure to bring extra warm clothes and a jacket for this unforgettable experience.
    • Next, you will get to know the Norwegian cabin life by staying overnight in a typical Norwegian hut amidst nature. Enjoy a cozy dinner and spend the night in the cabin (optional). This gives you the chance to experience what many Norwegians do during their vacations and on weekends. But there is also the possibility to stay in the hotel
  • Day 6: Enjoy a ski tour to a fishing location and try ice fishing
    • Ski to a fishing location and try your hand at ice fishing, a popular winter tradition in Norway. If the weather allows, we spend a few hours catching the "Røya" and enjoy a nice lunch with hot chocolate. As an alternative, for those who prefer skiing, we discuss a mountain ski tour where we go to the top and ski at high speed.
    • In the evening we eat the hopefully caught fish, prepared by local chefs.
  • Day 7: Take part in an exciting ski race
    • Race day! Time for the participants to use the tips and tricks they have learned over the past few days and compete in a 15-20 km race in Kilbotn. This is an excellent opportunity to let the participants feel what it's like to be born with skis on your feet. Maybe it becomes a recurring tradition and you challenge during the Reistadløpet on April 1st (30-50 km).

Included in the package:

  • Accommodation: standard rooms
  • Meals: outdoor/indoor breakfast, lunches and dinner with local gourmet delicacies.
  • Guided activities: professional instruction, including a ski course and other activities.
  • Local Transport: Transfer & logistics: from and to the airport, from the hotel to all activities.
  • rental of cross-country skis, poles & shoes / mountain skis with poles & shoes
  • Sauna experience
  • Overnight stay in a Norwegian mountain hut with gourmet dinner,
  • Personal videos.

Excluded from the package:

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses

Recommended Clothing:

  • Softshell jacket and trousers
  • Hardshell jacket and trousers
  • Wool socks
  • Warm down jacket
  • Sunglasses

Reasons why this trip is ideal:

  • Learn advanced ski techniques.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking winter landscape of Norway.
  • Experience unique activities such as ice fishing and a sauna visit.
  • Professional guidance and instruction.

Optional on top of the package with price:

  • Overnight stay in a traditional Norwegian mountain hut (optional).

Possible highlights or unique experiences:

  • Unique opportunity to ski in Arctic Norway.
  • Experience the traditional Norwegian lifestyle with an overnight stay in a mountain hut.
  • Opportunity to see the Northern Lights during evening activities.

Feedback or testimonials from previous participants:

"The ski techniques I learned on this trip have greatly improved my experience on the skis. The landscapes are breathtaking." - Jan


"An unforgettable experience! From skiing to the unique overnight stay in the mountain hut, everything was perfectly organized." - Sophie


"If you love skiing, you have to do this trip! The guidance, the activities, the nature - everything was great." - Lucas




  • Price per night: 55,195 NOK per person (approximately 4775 euro 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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