About glød

GLØD Explorer, which was founded in 2005, provides activities and expeditions, accommodation and dining for individuals, groups and companies.

From our base in Alta in Finnmark county in Northern Norway, our goal is to give our guests the best possible Arctic nature-based adventures! After a trip with us, the experiences will have changed you!

Accommodation

If you would like an alternative to a standard hotel, we can offer you accommodation in our Pine Forest Apartment. This fully equipped apartment sleeps four guests and has all modern amenities including a sauna.

We also offer exotic accommodation in the Aurora Dome. The dome has an aluminium frame with half the wall and roof transparent and the remainder is canvas. You can see and hear squirrels and sparrows in the pine tree above you.

Typical GLØD experiences and activities

  • Mountain biking trips and courses
  • Cross-country skiing and ski expeditions
  • Canoeing trips
  • Hiking trips
  • Fatbiking trips
  • Snowshoeing trips
  • Northern Lights safaris
  • Rental of mountain bikes, fatbikes, canoes, kayaks, snowshoes and expedition sleds
  • Corporate experiences with focus on team building through activities such as Geo Caching, 71 grader Nord, archery, clay pigeon shooting and culinary competitions
  • Serving of lunch and dinner in connection with activities, either in a large lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent) in the field or at GLØD Headquarters
  • Meeting facilities


Quality

GLØD aims to deliver nature-based adventures of the highest quality. Our tours represent the tenderloin of our region and are carefully planned to provide you as our guest the best possible experiences.

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.

If you are only looking for the lowest prices or a company that “takes what comes when it comes” then we are the wrong team.

Culinary experiences

On GLØD adventures, the culinary experience is also important! As our guest you will experience local culinary delights based on fresh locally sourced ingredients such as game, fish, king crab and berries.

We aim to purchase as much as possible locally and encourage our guides and guests to do the same.

New premises

In the summer of 2015, we moved into brand new, modern premises at Jordfallet in Øvre Alta, approx. 5 km from downtown Alta. This has created a new, more practical and streamlined environment for our staff and guests alike. Most of our tours start or end here.

See photos of GLØD Headquarters

Cooperation and sustainability

GLØD wish to contribute to growth and cooperation and be one of the industrial premise providers in tourism. Consequently, we are a member of the North Norwegian tourism cluster Arctic 365, which focuses on tourism issues in general, and Arctic Cycling, which focuses on cycling – year-round – both one and off-road.

We cooperate with local and regional tourism actors such as Visit Alta, Sorrisniva, Trasti & Trine, Holmen Husky, Park Gård Husky, Thon Hotel and Scandic Hotel. Moreover, we cooperate with all the mountain lodges on the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau; Jotka, Mollisjok, Gargia, Soussjavri, Suolovuopmi and Ravnastua.

Outside the tourism industry, GLØD cooperates closely with UIT The Arctic University of Norway, Campus Alta, by providing students with internships, enabling the students to use our experiences and activities in assignments and papers and by being stakeholders in research projects along with other tourism companies in the region like Sorrisniva and Hurtigruten.

We also cooperate with Alta Upper Secondary School, where the pupils use us as sparring partners in various settings.

GLØD is a member of the Norwegian Hospitality Association and the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund.

Environment

GLØD wishes to leave as little trace in nature as possible. Consequently, our progress is characterized by respect, caution and moderation. Nevertheless, we love game, fish and berries and harvest these when naturally sustainable. We always clear up after us along the way, while “transport without a trace” isan important principle is for us.

The Halddemarsj

GLØD arranges the annual Halddemarsj, an organised mountain hike and mountain run from Kåfjord outside Alta up to the Northern Lights observatory on Halddetoppen. For more info, please visit the event’s Facebook page.