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Cross-Country Skiing Holidays for Beginners
Cross country skiing in Lapland Finland

Cross-Country Skiing Holidays for Beginners

Cross-Country Ski Holidays

Finnish Wilderness Week

Cross-Country Skiing Holidays for Beginners
8 Days from £ 2,399
£ 2,249

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Mixed activity week in a remote part of Finland

Winter

Italian Dolomites Cross-country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing Holidays for Beginners
8 Days from £ 1,799
£ 1,699

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Ski surrounded by the Italian Dolomites' jagged peaks

Winter

Norway Cross-country Skiing

skiing down from Gaustatoppen
8 Days from £ 1,999
£ 1,799

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Ski through the magnificent Norwegian wilderness

Winter

Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure

Cross-Country Skiing Holidays for Beginners
8 Days from £ 2,899
£ 2,699

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover Europe's last remaining wilderness

Winter

Cross-Country Skiing in Venabu

Cross-Country Skiing Holidays for Beginners
8 Days from £ 1,789

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

This is one of our most popular cross-country skiing holidays with Headwater guests returning year after year.

Winter

Cross-Country Skiing at Leutasch and Seefeld

Cross-Country Skiing Holidays for Beginners
8 Days from £ 1,189

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Self-guided cross-country skiing in a winter wonderland.

Winter

Cross-country Skiing in Kandersteg

Cross-Country Skiing Holidays for Beginners
8 Days from £ 1,289

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Cross-country skiing from a picture-postcard Swiss village

Winter

Cross-Country Skiing in Lapland

Cross-Country Skiing Holidays for Beginners
8 Days from £ 1,389

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Stay in Yllas, a cross country skier's paradise in the heart of Finnish Lapland.

Winter

Top 5 European Destinations for Cross Country Skiing Holidays

Kanderstag, Switzerland: At the heart of the Bernese Oberland, Kanderstag is a picture-perfect village embraced by snow-drenched peaks. Much of the landscape here is unspoilt and boasts pristine skiing trails that wind through the mountains and along open plateaus. Our self-guided cross country ski holidays in Kanderstag are suitable for skiers of various abilities with flexible itineraries that let you go at your own pace. Explore shimmering trails through quiet woodlands where pine trees are draped in thick snow or if you fancy learning more about the local culture, visit the annual Belle Epoque week in January where you’ll see people dressed in traditional costumes, bobsleigh races and sledging.

Venabu, Norway: Explore the Norwegian wilderness from the pretty hamlet of Venabu. which lies on the brink of Rondane National Park. Overlooking the Gudbransdalen Valley, this is one of the most picturesque settings in Norway for cross country skiing holidays. And when you’re not discovering the icy gorges and mountains, you can relax at the Venabu Fjellhotel and enjoy traditional Norwegian cuisine. Beginners will also be able to attend ski lessons, led by an experienced instructor who will show you the basic techniques and help you hone your skills.

The Dolomites, Italy: The Dolomites is home to some of the most impressive winter scenery in the world and has become a popular destination for cross country skiing holidays. Dominating the skyline of the Alta Badia region, these imposing peaks give way to alpine meadows and sublime views. Right at the heart of the Italian Dolomites, San Cassiano is a beautiful village nuzzled between Fanes National Park and the Dolomito Superski and is a wonderful base for cross country ski holidays. Surrounding the area, you’re blessed with mile upon mile of snowy trails that meander among panoramic vistas. Staying at the Ciasa Salares, which stands beneath the gaze of dramatic alpine peaks, you can sample local wines, cheeses and chocolate in one of the tasting rooms.

Kvitavatn, Norway: Overlooking the town of Rjukan, Kvitavatn is a great place for enjoying a Nordic winter adventure and is an ideal choice for cross country skiing holidays for singles. With a traditional mountain lodge as your base, you can mingle with other skiers in the evenings. The Norwegian countryside transforms into a magical winter landscape in the winter months and is made up of glistening forests, lakes and vast, open wilderness. On our guided group tour, you’ll be led through some of the most exquisite scenery and given expert tuition from an experienced guide.

Leutasch, Austrian Tyrol: Venture into the imposing Tyrolean Alps on cross country skiing holidays in Leutasch, so remarkable it has hosted two Winter Olympics. The alpine plateau of the Tyrol boasts 245km of excellent trails that lead you through alpine meadows and forests. Along the way you can stop off at one of the mountain cafes or visit one of the pretty villages and immerse yourself in the local culture. Hotel Hubertushof offers luxury accommodation at Leutasch and its heated pool, saunas and Jacuzzi are a great way to warm up and relax in the evenings.