Departure from Alta Airport approx. at 12:00 PM. From the airport, we drive up to the historically important place called Øvre Stilla. We choose the route based on weather and wind conditions and arrive at Joatkajavri Mountain Cabin in the afternoon/evening.
The trip across Finnmarksvidda has all the ingredients a good ski trip should have: Fantastic mountain terrain, many hours of skiing each day, sometimes a lot of changing weather and last but not least, the opportunity to see the northern lights. In the course of four days we go from Øvre Stilla and to Assebakti, via three of the mountain cabins located in the area. If you are curious about such polar expeditions, this can be a good place to start. Here, long days of skiing are combined with a nice level of comfort in the evening.
- One of Norway's most beautiful nordic skiing trips!
- Chances to see the northern lights along the way
- Accommodation in cozy mountain cabins such as Joatkajavri, Mollisjok, and Ravnastua
- The trip gives you a taste of the expedition life
- Chances to see herds of reindeer along the way
- Sauna in the evenings (at all the mountain cabins)
Nordic skiing adventures are closer than you think! This trip is in fact one of the most accessible ski expeditions we have in our country. From Alta Airport it is only 45 minutes to drive to the starting point of the trip at Øvre Stilla. And from here we go into the wilderness, towards Joatkajavri Fjellstue, and further across the mountain plateau towards Mollisjok Mountain Cabin and Ravnastua before we finally end up at Assebakti.
The ski trip across Finnmarksvidda is a nice starting point for people who want to try out longer ski trips, and not only that, this area is perfect on cold, cloudless winter evenings to see the northern lights. Here, the light pollution is almost zero, which makes the visibility completely unbeatable. Come join us on one of Norway's most beautiful skiing trips this winter!
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- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- First aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.
Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.
Training and preperations
The ski trip across Finnmarksvidda is approx. 80 km in total. The distances will vary from day to day, between 8 and 30 km. The trip does not require fitness levels beyond normal, but you should be in decent shape and have skied a lot before to get a positive experience from the trip.
The terrain itself is relatively easy and flat. On this trip, you will learn routines and get information and tips on how to best plan and carry out a winter expedition on skis.
Accommodation and food
We stay in simple but cozy mountain cabins along the way, and you will either sleep in double- or dormitory rooms. Single rooms will not be possible on this trip. We eat breakfast and dinner in the mountain cabins, and have lunch with us that we eat along the way.
Only the first cabin have simple serving/drinks for sale outside of the regular meals. The mountain lodges do not have a shower, but there are opportunities for washing. All the mountain cabins have a sauna which will be available upon arrival. There is electricity in all the cabins, and it is possible to charge small electric devices (except during the night - power is turned off when we sleep).
The easiest way to get to Alta Airport is to either fly from- or via Oslo with either SAS or Norwegian. Widerøe also has flights to Alta from several places in Troms and Finnmark.
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Changes may occur
We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.
On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.
All common equipment such as navigation, communication, satellite phone and basic first aid equipment. In addition to this, we have a large tent that we can eat lunch in if the weather is bad. We will also bring large sitting mats, two snow showels and a burner for this. One of the guides will also pull a sled during the trip to transport all the common equipment.
Since you have to carry your own backpack, we recommend packing as lightly as possible so that you do not carry too many kilos across the plateau. This is very important for a successful trip. Use a backpack that you have used on a trip before, which also has a good hip belt. Remember windproof and waterproof clothing and remember to pack all your gear in waterproof bags inside your backpack.
NOTE: Travel in your skiing clothes. We recommend that you have the most important skiing equipment in your hand luggage, for example ski boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.
"Professional guides, good accommodation, nice people and fantastic scenery. Highly recommended!"
– Grete, 2022
"A wonderful trip together with wonderful people."
– Dag, 2021
"Exotic, desolate and beautiful."
– Solveig, 2022