Explore the breathtaking scenery of Lapland on backcountry skis, designed to let you glide over the deep snow in style and to live an experience that you will long remember.
There is no better way to explore untouched parts of the Arctic nature than backcountry skiing! As your professional guide will take you away from Rovaniemi, straight into the Taiga forest, you will get the chance to explore some of the breathtaking scenery of Lapland using backcountry skis and leave your own track in the deep snow where no-one has been before you!
Backcountry skiing, or off-piste skiing, is a great way to explore remote areas of Lapland covered in deep snow. Unlike alpine skiing and cross-country skiing, that are practiced on groomed trails, backcountry skiing allows you for a more adventurous trip through hilly terrains, forests and lakes. As the skis are equipped with a skin, they allow you to go uphill, and downhill without excessive speed. Like snowshoeing, it does not require much practice to get used to the gears and to the techniques to slide on deep snow. This makes it very comfortable and easy to use, even for beginners!
Your guide will choose a location that best fits the level and the needs of the group. They will also provide you with safety instructions and teach you some basic techniques how to use the skis on fresh snow. Refreshments and a typical Finnish barbecue snack will be provided halfway, as your guide will lite a fire to keep you warm. This is a great moment for you to enjoy the splendid viewpoints and learn more about the Arctic nature -and Lapland in general!
This ski tour lasts 3h30, which includes the transportation from/to Rovaniemi, the barbecue snack around the fire and of course the skiing time in the nature (around 1h – 1h30 depending on your level).
In all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It it very important for us to provide you with the best experience as possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. As we usually say : the smaller the group, the bigger the experience !
Cold weather clothing is provided but please dress appropriately. Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions. This experience may require a certain amount of endurance.
Hotel pickups commence between 5 and 30 minutes prior to the start time. Your pick up time will be confirmed by email one day prior to the activity.
COVID-19 : Your safety is our priority! Because of the Covid-19, we have taken additional measures to limit the risks of contagion and similar risks during our tours. Now more than ever, it makes even more sense for us to keep our philosophy of small group tours and to refuse mass tourism. Check our sanitary policy here.
What do I need to bring?
Good mood, happy smile and an appetite for a mini adventure and gentle exercise.
You have not selected any pick-up option. Please contact us if you wish to be picked up or come to our office 10 minutes prior to the start of the activity. Our office is located at Kansankatu 14, 96100 Rovaniemi (Finland).
Wild About Lapland Office
Kansankatu 14, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
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