Arctic Skiing in Northern Norway
From $2801 Per Person
Guided, 7 Days/6 Nights
Dates: TBA 2020
Finnmark, in the very north of Norway, is wild and exotic. On this Arctic adventure, ski across the beautiful, white plateau. Few, if any places in the world are better for experiencing the Northern Lights! Pre and post nights in Oslo included in this package. Small group, only 12 participants maximum on the ski portion of your trip.
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Dates: February 20, March 6 & 20, 2019 (small group, 12 max participants)
Day 1: Arrival in Oslo
Upon arrival in Oslo, take the airport bus into downtown Oslo and walk to your hotel. Relax and spend the afternoon and evening in this exciting capital city!
Accommodation in Oslo
Day 2: From Oslo to Alta to Stilla (10 KM skiing today)
Take the airport bus back to Oslo Gardermoen for your flight to Alta. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transport up to Stilla, the starting point for the trip. Get ready to ski 10 km to Joatkajavri mountain lodge. Maybe we'll already see reindeer on our way there. Joatkajavri is one of the three remaining mountain lodges in Finnmark that the Norwegian state is responsible for. The lodges were established in 1840 because people such as the priest, district sheriff, doctor and municipal treasurer needed places to stay when they had business to attend to on the mountain plateau. The distance between the lodges was then set to around 30 km, bearing in mind the time it took to walk between them or drive in a horse and cart. Unlike many of the buildings in Finnmark, Joatkajavri was not burned down during World War II, and the oldest buildings date from 1878.
Accommodation at Joatkajarvi
Day 3: Joatkajarvi to Mollisjok (30 KM skiing today)
The day's trip takes you from Joatkajavri to Mollisjok, including across Finnmark's largest lake Iesjavri. Leave the cozy mountain lodge in Jotka, and look forward to the longest distance on this trip. Possibility to meet a herd of reindeer en route? During the day you will ski in mostly flat terrain. However, the few meters traveled up for the start of the day will bring us up to the recognizable, and majestic Arctic landscape. You will know have the opportunity to rest your eyes on a landscape that is as big as it is beautiful. If the sky is clear, it is possible to see small mountains in the horizon. On the inner-most part of the Finnmark plateau, you will find the mountain lodge Ovre Mollisjok. The house has functioned as both accommodation and work for generations. Enjoy local, traditional Norwegian food, which tastes divine when you come in after spending a whole day skiing in the beautiful Arctic landscape. If you are lucky, you may get to see the Northern Lights!
Accommodation in Mollisjok
Day 4: Mollisjok to Raynastua (30 KM skiing today)
Orroaigiellasat, Sami for "the range of the dog" is today's area to be explored. The 24 kilometers we will ski today are recognized for two things, wind and an immensely beautiful landscape. It stretches out in all directions, and in clear weather we can spot Finland on the horizon. With your hood over your head, you will get the real expedition feeling. After 24 kilometers we will reach today's destination, Ravnastua. Surrounded by sparsely growing forest, the mountain lodge is beautifully situated within the wilderness. Here you will be served a traditional local dinner.
Accommodation in Raynastua
Day 5: Raynastua - Engholm Husky lodge (16 KM skiing today)
Ski today to the very end of Finnmarksvidda. From Ravnastua, skiing down to Assebakti is relatively short and easy. Well-earned feelings of mastery and joy follow you down the last 14 kilometers. During most of the day we will be protected by forest, so the weather is often more pleasant within this area. You will be picked up here and driven to Engholm Husky, where we will stay in unique accommodation. Spend the night in very cozy cabins and gather around the fire in a traditional Sami turf hut in the evening, where you will be served traditional food, and sum up the skiing trip.
Accommodation at Engholm Husky Lodge/Huts
Day 6: Alta - Oslo
Transfer to the Alta airport for your flight back to Oslo today. Airport bus into downtown.
Accommodation in Oslo
Day 7: Depart Oslo
Airport bus back to Oslo Gardermoen for your flight(s) home.
Or inquire to extend your vacation.
Your Trip Includes the following:
- 2 nights in Oslo accommodations
- Round trip tickets from Oslo airport to Oslo downtown
- 5 nights in accommodations day 2-5 as per itinerary
- 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
- All local transfers/transport
- English-speaking, experienced, local guide
NOTE: Ski equipment is not included. The trip does require participants to be very fit and able to ski up to 30 KM per day with a day pack on your back.
We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. We do always aim to complete the itinerary as outlined, however, it will be followed only when conditions and weather make it possible. The guide will make a decision on the route based on those conditions.
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS MANDATORY FOR THIS TOUR. If you need help purchasing insurance, please see our link to insurance here
Single supplement: On Request, please inquire
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.