The world’s first organised crossing took place in April 2015 and generated coverage on terrengsykkel.no and in the local newspaper. That’s certainly not unexpected because it was a fantastic trip! Feel free to take a look at the photos here.
Three days of riding
The ride over the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau is around 120 km, spread over three days of cycling. Day one and two we follow the snowmobile trail right across the mountain plain (Finnmarksvidda). Much of the trip follows the same route as the Finnmarksløpet sled dog race and the Offroadfinnmark mountain bike race. On the third day, we ride down to Alta Valley – absolutely brilliant on a fatbike – and end the trip at GLØD headquarters in Øvre Alta.
This route is not normally technically demanding, but it’s relatively challenging from a physical perspective. Graded on the Skill and Fitness scale, we describe this as a S3/F6 trip.
If you want to add some additional days, ex. some more biking in the trails the people in the “Capital og Fatbiking in Norway” are spending their free time in – in the Alta Valley, or other adventures to your stay – we can help you getting it organised!
The nights at The Canvas dome or the Pine Forest Apartment, Mollisjok and Jotka Mountain Lodge.
Food and drink
A cold beer on arrival and a sauna each evening if you wish, traditional local food served with a glass of red wine and a good breakfast and lunch will ensure we are fresh and rearing to go when we embark on the next epic leg on our crossing of the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau by fatbike! In general, meals from evening soup day one until lunch day four is included.
Unforgettable and tough adventure
The Finnmarksvidda is a gently rolling mountain plateau, which will be demanding for man and woman alike. Nevertheless, we predict that this will be an epic trip that we will remember for a long time – regardless of the weather!
We will be joined by polar dogs, which will pull safety equipment and the participants’ extra clothing by sledge.
Arrival and departure, mandatory meeting
A mandatory planning meeting will be held on the day one, at 3pm. The earliest possible departure is after 6pm on day four. If possible, we recommend departing on day five so you have time for a pleasant dinner after we return from the cycling trip.
Dates in 2019
NOK 11,000 per person
The tour price includes: transport, all meals, three nights’ accommodation, sauna, dog support, guide and banquet dinner. (Twin share)
If your group can’t make the dates fit – be in touch!
Have a look at this video to get an impression on how to dress while cycling in the cold.
Sleigh with device for pulling (GLØD)
Primus stove (GLØD)
Fatbike (rentable from 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 20-30 litres
Sleeping bag for indoor use
Seating pad/Camping mat
Plate, cutlery for lunch
Thermos bottle, 1 litre
Bag for equipment not carried on your back
If you like carrying heavy loads you might consider
Slippers for cabin visit