Cross country skiing day
For more than 5000 years, skis were the preferred, and in some places, only means of winter transportation for the people of the north. And not without reason. In the Arctic the land is covered by snow and ice for more than six months of the year and the easiest and most energy-conserving way to move around was by skis.
Experience this traditional way of travelling on a one-day skiing excursion in the Arctic environment around Karasjok.
In today’s society where everything is measured by time and efficiency, the car and the snow mobile has taken over the role as the preferred means of transportation. Skiing has become a spare time activity. An activity practiced by millions of people, not only in the arctic but around the world
When experiencing nature is the goal there are still few things that can compare with skiing. It makes it relatively easy to move through the landscape and it is slow enough to give you time to take in and enjoy all the impressions that nature gives you. The only odours you can smell is nature’s own scents and the only sounds you can hear is the sound of your skis quietly gliding through the snow only accompanied by natures own silent calmness.
Turgleder’ guides are expert cross-country skiers and we would like to invite you to join us on a day trip in the natural areas surrounding Karasjok or on a longer trip into the beautiful, calm and fascinating landscape on the Finnmark Plateau.
A day trip on skis will start at Engholm Husky lodge. We will introduce you to the skis and other equipment you might need and we will show you some skiing techniques and how to wax your skis. Then we either start out directly from the lodge or we travel by car to a good starting point for the day. Since this is a cross-country skiing trip the trip can be both on and off tracks and when the time is right we find ourselves a nice place to make a fire and enjoy our lunch. Coffee or other hot drinks is also a natural part of a ski trip.
If you have never been skiing or if you feel uncertain about your skiing skills, we can give you a 3-4 hours cross-country skiing course.
Due to Covid-19 this activity will not be available winter 2021. We hope to welcome guests every day on request from 5th January to 15th April in 2022.
Departure from Engholm Husky Lodge, Karasjok at 10am
Minimum 2 guests
The price includes
Guide, transportation, skis and ski pols, lunch and hot drinks
Please send us an e-mail with the following information:
- Your name
- Are you traveling alone or with others (name your travel mates)
- Name the activity
- Preferred departure date
- Any medical issues we should know about
- Food preferences (e.g. vegetarian)
For more information, please observe our "general information" page and pay special attention to our "booking terms and conditions" and the "Clothing & equipment" tab.