Finnmarksvidda, Øvre Anarjohka and Stabbursdalen National Park!
Our expeditions take you over the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau and through the Stabbursdalen National Park and Øvre Anarjohka National Park. Consequently, our ski expeditions go through areas that were ranked as some of the world’s most beautiful by the distinguished American travel publication, Forbes Travel Guide.
The open, gently rolling plateau with no artificial lights for miles upon miles in diameter is perfect for experiencing the majestic Northern Lights, as well as the wonderful nature, animal life, Sami culture, mountain lodges, reindeer and the North Norwegian mentality.
From late April it’s light here round the clock, which makes skiing possible day or night!
Trips ranging from easy to challenging
For the next winter season, we offer four different options with varying challenges. The main differences between the various trips are mostly the duration, whether we stay in tents or cabins and whether participants pull their own gear by expedition sled or not.
The four-day classic
Our classic four-day crossing of the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau goes from cabin to cabin. Spending the nights inside makes it a relatively easy trip. However, the skiing legs each day are long, which means participants must relatively good skiers and in good shape. On these trips, you only carry a daypack and the polar dogs pull the rest by expedition sled.
The six-day Finnmarksvidda
The six-day trip, the “off the beaten track”version of the four-day trip, is somewhat more challenging as two of the overnight stays are in field tents. This demands more equipment and skills. However, this trip also provides a great introduction to winter outdoor life. You learn and can do the same things as on a longer expedition, but any mistakes are forgiven as you spend the next night in a cabin, which enables you to dry your gear and lick your wounds. On these trips, you pull your own gear by expedition sled and polar dogs pull the communal gear such as tents, food, cookers and fuel.
Five days through Stabbursdalen
Our five-day trip through Stabbursdalen National Park is roughly the same as the six-day trip when it comes to challenges but is possibly slightly more demanding as we spend three nights in a row in tents. This trip demands some experience in winter outdoor life, but also provides the opportunity to become familiar with and learn about winter outdoor life.
Ten days through the last wilderness of Europe
Our 10-day trip through Øvre Anarjohka National Park is a mini expedition. This trip takes place well away from civilisation with many nights in a row in tents. Participants must pull their own gear by expedition sled as well as some communal gear. We will be accompanied by polar dogs and, if conditions permit, they will pull most of the communal gear by expedition sled. However, if conditions are unfavourable that will be our task. Consequently, this expedition is designed for people familiar with the winter outdoor life and pulling an expedition sled.
On GLØD adventures, the culinary aspect of the experience is also important! We serve delicious, authentic, homemade dishes on our trips based on fresh locally sourced produce such as game, fish, king crab and berries. We often cook the meals in the GLØD kitchen before the trips and pack them in sous-vide bags to make the task out in the field easier. When we stay at the mountain lodges, we generally eat the meals they serve.
Equipment and wilderness guides
Those who have been on a tour with us before knows that our wilderness guides are skilful and experienced tour leaders, the equipment we use is solid and well tested and when it comes to your safety we never make any compromises. Consequently, our trips are not always the cheapest available, but that is not one of our goals. The most important thing for us is offering the best possible experiences!
GLØD wishes to contribute to a sustainable outdoors life so that the nature will last and provide pleasure for future generations. Transport without a trace comes naturally for us – and there are no alternatives.
If the alternatives in the right-hand menu don’t suit your travelling plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can customise your Finnmark adventures!