Cross-country skiing is an ideal way to explore the tranquility of Lapland's pristine winter wonderland, with the company of a guide so you can fully explore Saariselkä's wilderness. All you need is reasonable balance and warm clothes and a thermal suit is supplied for your use when you arrive in Lapland.
Cross-country skiing is easy to learn as well as a great way to enjoy the scenery at your own pace. It's a gentler way to take in the fresh pine scents, the sparkle of frozen lakes and the sheer tranquility and beauty of winter in the mountains. Similar to ice skating, you'll learn to glide across the vast network of maintained cross-country ski trails in the area.
Born in the snowy woods of Scandinavia, cross-country skiing was an important method of transport in the winter before cars. To this day, it remains the favourite pastime in Nordic countries and features prominently in the Winter Olympics, with several events including the sprint, team relay and biathlon.
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