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!
Easy and challenging trips
For the 2023 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.
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 long skiing legs require that participants be 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.
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.
Our nine-day trip through the Pasvikdalen valley is a mini expedition. The actual ski trek lasts seven days and starts at the Neiden Fjellstue mountain lodge. The route heads in a south-easterly direction along the Finnish border to the three-country cairn at the border between Norway, Russia and Finland. We then head north along the Norwegian-Russian border. The area we ski through has exotic wilderness such as wood grouse, reindeer and brown bear (even though the latter is hibernating when we pass).
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 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 who are used to such conditions.
On GLØD adventures, the culinary aspect of the experience is important! We serve delicious, authentic, homemade dishes on our trips based on 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
Anyone 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 we never make any compromises when it comes to safety. 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 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 tours or dates don’t suit your travelling plans, please contact us and we can customise your Finnmark adventure!