THE FINNMARK PLATEAU SKI EXPEDITION
This is an unforgettable journey over the frozen landscape where you will explore the arctic silence, the wilderness and the amazing light. We will be crossing the Finnmark plateau from Suossjavri to Alta. If you are traveling early in the season, you will experience the darkness and maybe the waving green flames of the northern lights. If you travel in the end of the season you could experience the midnight sun and witness the stunning landscape and magnificent scenery. No matter when you choose to travel, NORD Ekspedisjon will make sure you will have an unforgettable experience. This expedition route makes it possible to complete the trip during the weekend, where you don`t have to take many days off work to join us. You have to be ready for skiing in Alta Friday at 12.00, and you will be able to book your flight ticket home after 18:00 Sunday evening.
- PRICE: 8990 NOK
- PERIOD: 19.feb. - 30.april
- LENGHT: 3 days, Friday - Sunday
- DISTANCE: 60-70 km
- GROUP SIZE: Min 4 pers./Max 12 pers.
- 2 Overnight stays at mountain cabins
- Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday
- Dinner: Friday and Saturday
- Lunch: Fri-Sat-Sun
- Lokal Norwegian guide
- Rent a pulka/sled
- Hot tub & sauna at Jotka (day 2)
- Bed sheets
- Drinks / mineral water
- Breakfast Friday
- Dinner Sunday
- Personal equipment
- Hotel before and after the trip
- Flight tickets
day 1 - friday
We will be transported from Alta and the ski expedition starts from Suossjavri, located in the middle of Finnmark . We follow the riverbed up on the plateau and the land formations will protect us against bad weather and heavy wind. The distance this day is approx. 22 km and we will reach Nedre Mollisjokk Mountain Cabin during the evening, where we will be served a delicious dinner. We will try to find our beds early this night, because tomorrow we will cross the biggest lake on the Finnmark Plateau: Iesjavri. That means hours of skiing in exposed wilderness.
day 2 - saturday
We wake up well refreshed and ready for a new long day. This day we will be skiing for many hours and travel a distanse of 34 km, crossing Iesjavri. You will feel small in the magnificent surroundings of today's leg. Just when the body starts to feel like it's had enough, we reach a new mountain cabin: Jotka. Another homemade dinner awaits us at the table. This evening we don't have to go early to bed, beacause tomorrow we'll just have the charm stage back to settlement. Maybe this will be the evening for your greatest Northern Light experience!
day 3 - sunday
Today we probably wake up with tired bodies and blisters on our heels, and we'll be pleased that the easiest stage remains. We can adjust the stage after the weather and the condition of the group. We will cross two smaller lakes before we get to the road. The distance to the pick up point will be between 8 and 18 km, depending on your wishes/ skill level. During todays skiing you will probably be dreaming of a warm shower and a comfortable sofa. But on the other hand, you'll wish the trip lasted longer. Maybe you're allready planing a new adventure to the arctic. You will nevertheless end up with a connection to Finnmark that lasts a lifetime.
EQUIPMENT AND PREPARATIONS
Preperation: On friday morning everything has to be ready for the trip. All your personal equipment and clothing is packed and you're dressed for skiing. We start the day with a cup of coffee in our showroom, a little talk and look at the map. We put our luggage and skies in the car and leave Alta after a short hour.
Equipment: You will receive a complete package list after you have booked the trip. Here is a short summary of the equipment and clothing you'll need on this trip. If you have any questions please contact us!
- Skies, poles and ski boots
- Wool underwear X 2
- Windproof hooded jacket and trousers
- Warm hat and gloves
- Down Jacket and wollen sweater
- Sleeping bag
- Toiletries, sun glasses, headlight
- Drinking bottle and Thermos (min. 1 liter each)
- Sleeping/ sitting pad
Other equipment, like pulka/sled, NORD Ekspedition can provide for you.
Befor joining this trip, you should have some experience with skiing and be in good fysical condition. There will be a couple of hours of skiing every day, but we do not set up the trip to be a racecourse to the mountain cabins. For every 6th guest, we'll have one guide. This means that we have small groups and that we can make adjustments to the individual's level.
You must be capable to pull or carry your own equipment. But we do not have to bring heavy food or many tents, as we are staying in mountain cabins. Also, to pull a sled on snow is a lot easier than carrying the equipment in a backpack. We have sleds for rental.
If you are unsure of your own skill level or the physical requirements of this trip, please do not hesitate to contact us. We want to make the trip comfortable as possible and also your expectations as realistic as possible.
If you want to leave your sleeping bag at home and instead sleep with duvet and pillow, we can arange that. There will be an addition in the price of 500 NOK per person for two nights.
If you want to finish the second day with a lovely warm bath and sauna at Jotka, this is possible with an additional cost of 500 NOK per person, minimum 4 persons.
We will be back in Alta Sunday evening latest at 16:00. If you have a flight back home this evening, and want to take a shower before the travel, you can pay a entrance fee to Nordlysbadet - 140NOK - Then you can also take advantage of the water park with water slide, outdoor hot tub, sauna and swimming pool.
If you and your fellow travelers want to complete this wonderful weekend with a better dinner on the Sunday evening and stay a few extra days, we can of course arrange that for you.
The ski expedition goes from Friday morning to Sunday evening. If you would like other days please contact us. It is also possible to book a ski trip for winter 2019.
- Mail: Contact@nordekspedisjon
- Phone: +47 909 83 186