As Finnmarksvidda Classic (the four-day version), we experience the traditional inner Finnmark and ski across low undulating mountain plain landscapes. Two nights in tent (and three in cabins) makes this expedition a bit more challenging than the Classic version. Finnmarksvidda was ranked top 5 in the world by Forbes travel guide. Endlessness, tranquillity, the magical Northern Lights. Wilderness and Mountain Lodges.
This trip can in many ways be described as a winter course as two of the nights stay in tents according to the same principles as on longer expeditions. As the three other nights stay atFinnmarksvidda’s Fjellstuer, the approach to winter outdoor life is comfortable.
- Approx. 115 km
- Six days’ skiing
- Three nights’ accommodation in mountain lodges
- Two nights in tents
- Sauna at mountain lodges
- Good food based on local ingredients
- Huskies which pull pulks (small sleds), non motorized
- See photos from the tour on Facebook
- Each participant pull a pulk with personal equipment
Finnmarksvidda 2019 (6 days)
23 – 29
Price NOK 14 800 per person
The package price includes all accommodation in mountain lodges and tent, all meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 6, transport, wilderness guide, expedition sled, assistance by Alaskan huskies, safety equipment such as satellite telephone and GPS and mountain equipment such as tents and cooking gear.
3 – 7 participants
For more information and booking, please do not hesitate to contact us!
As we start our ski expedition at 8.30am on day one, it’s natural for participants from afar to arrive the day before. For those who require accommodation in Alta, we can provide good alternatives.
A planning meeting is held at 8pm on the evening prior to departure during which we look at maps and routes, go through the expedition plan and the like, as well as check the gear and any supplements.
Day 1 (first day of skiing)
We are transported from Alta, up the Tverrelvdalen Valley to Stilla, from where the expedition starts. The first leg to the Jotka Fjellstue (mountain lodge) is around 20 km. We are greeted on arrival by our hosts Steinar and Lisa. We will be served a fantastic dinner, preferably with blueberry pie for desert. 16 km.
We follow part of the course for the annual Finnmarksløp sled dog race and cross Iesjavri, Finnmark’s largest lake. In the afternoon we find a sheltered tent site. Dinner is served in the “mess tent” before we sleep to deafening silence! 20 km
We head eastwards to Mollisjok Fjellstue (mountain lodge), where we stay tonight. We are now right in the heart of the Finnmarksvidda mountain plain. We will be greeted by our host Margit, who has a hot sauna and delicious dinner waiting. 20 km.
On day 4 we continue eastwards towards Stipanavzi, a place few have visited. You will have a complete sense of being in the wilderness when we pitch our tents and fall asleep. The following morning we will awake to the sound of a cock grouse settling nearby. 22 km
The trek continues southwards as we head for Ravnastua (mountain lodge), which is located in a fertile valley. We will be greeted by our host Oskar and if we know him right the sauna will be hot! 23 km.
The last leg is 14 km and we conclude our ski trek over the Finnmarksvidda mountain plain in Assebakte near Karasjok. We will be picked up here and transported by car back to Alta.
We plan to be back in Alta about 5pm. It is therefore possible to catch the 6.15pm flight south. For those who are not in a hurry, we will meet for dinner in Alta to round off the tour in a proper manner. We can assist with arranging accommodation in Alta for those who require it.
Equipment and clothing
Sleigh with device for pulling (GLØD)
Primus stove (GLØD)
All-terrain ski, back country
Ski wax. Blå extra/(GLØD)
Windproof hooded jacket
Mountain mittens (wool mittens with windproof cover)
Down jacket, if necessary thick woolen sweater/thick fleece
long underpants and top
Long underpants and spare top
2 pairs of socks
2 pairs of woolen socks
Rucksack minimum 40-50 litres
Sleeping bag, minus 25 dgr Celsius comfort temp (rentable)
Seating pad/Camping mat
Plate, cutlery for lunch
Thermos bottle, 1 litre
Water bottle than can handle boiling water
Bag for equipment not carried on your back