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Snowshoeing and Skiing in Tervola Lapland

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Cross-country skiing and Snowshoeing in Tervola Lapland.

Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance. Cross-country skiing is widely practiced as a sport and recreational activity; however, some still use it as a means of transportation. Variants of cross-country skiing are adapted to a range of terrain which spans unimproved, sometimes mountainous terrain to groomed courses that are specifically designed for the sport.

Cross-country skiing is part of Finnish culture, and nearly every Finn learns it right how to ski.winter in Finland begins in November and can last up to five months, with temperatures ranging from a balmy zero to a lung-freezing minus 35.

In Tervola you can choose to ski on the frozen river, tracks, forest routes and enjoy nature while sporting. There are no fees or license to obtain if you are cross country skiing, if you are a tourist and you do not have your skis you can rent all the ski gears in Tervola. Please contact us for more information and where to rent the skis.

If you do not have any previous skills in cross country skiing, we can provide free short guidance and lessons. But skiing on tracks you must do your own.

Skis used in cross-country are lighter and narrower than those used in alpine skiing. Ski bottoms are designed to provide a gliding surface and, for classic skis, a traction zone underfoot. The base of the gliding surface is a plastic material that is designed both to minimize friction and, in many cases, to accept waxes. Glide wax may be used on the tails and tips of classic skis and across the length of skate skis.

Try cross country skiing in Tervola, for those who are not able to ski they can do Snowshoeing it is a great way to experience snow.

Snowshoeing is a type of hiking that involves walking over snow with the assistance of footwear that displaces weight over a larger area.

This great winter exercise makes the perfect alternative to skiing or snowboarding. It’s a fantastic way to stay active, is much faster to learn, and is also more affordable as a sport.

Think of snowshoeing as an extension to hiking. In simple terms, it involves walking over snow with the assistance of snowshoes, a type of outer footwear that features a wide frame to distribute the weight of the person over a larger area. The reason for this design is to achieve something called “floatation”, a quality that prevents the foot from sinking into the snow.


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