Cross-country skiing for beginners

Guided introduction to cross-country skiing

Apart from being Finland’s national sport, cross-country skiing is also a lot of fun. Our guide will prime you in the basic skiing techniques, the same ones all Finns are taught in school. When you get a hang of the sport you’ll be off striding and gliding along the best and most beautiful cross-country ski trails in the world. You will not only enjoy the breathtaking views and the professional instructors' attention but also get a nice little work-out outdoors. Feel like a real Finn!

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Cross-country ski school includes

  • Skis and ski poles

  • Experienced guide

  • Price is 65€/adult, 45€/child (4-12 years old)

  • Available every day at 10AM

  • Other departure times or private groups can be arranged upon request

  • Pickup service is provided within 10km of Saariselkä resort

  • Departure from Arctic Timetravels office: Saariseläntie 14

Please notice:

Online booking must be made at least 24h before the departure to allow us to make the necessary arrangements. You are always welcomed to visit our office at Saariseläntie 14 (Gielas, Santa´s Hotel Tunturi) to find out the availability of your desired activity for the same or the next day.

Online booking minimum is 2 persons. Please contact us via email if your group is less than 2 persons or more than 10 at

Cross-country skiing is fun and while having fun you also get a good full-body workout! Win-win!
— Janne "Uuno" Toivonen, guide


This activity is an introduction to skiing and will be a fun activity for the whole family! 



2h Introduction to Cross-country skiing includes the gear (skis and ski poles) and a ski trip at the National Park with an experienced guide.



Outdoor sports clothing is highly recommended.

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Our cross-country school is available daily.

  • Price for 2h is 65€/adult, 45€/child (4-14 years old).

  • 10AM Every day, other time slots upon request - contact us via email!

  • Cross-country skiing can be organized privately for groups upon request.

  • Please book at least 24h prior to the departure or stop by our office to check availability for the same day!