Varangerhalvoya ski

Tour type

Ski

Days

4 Days

Location

Vadso

Varangerhalvoya Ski

Few areas in Norway are more remote and the nature untouched.

Varangerhalvoya is the most arctic part of mainland Norway, and is Norway’s largest peninsula

Never ending landscape covered in snow, the sound of absolute silence. And if we are lucky, we may see the Northern light.

The trip is relatively flat, but we pull sledge and sleeps in tent, so the days can be demanding.

Are you planning polar expedition?

Then this is the correct place to start. We ski for three days, in arctic climate. With rapid weather changes and cold temperatures.

We start from Ordo in Baatsfjord and go to Vestre Jakobselv where we end with sauna, ice-bathing and a lovely dinner of local food at Jakobselvkaia. Real luxury after a few long days of skiing.

We stay the night at Jakobselvkaia, before we drive to Kirkene Airport Sunday morning.

Available dates
On request
Price
NOK 7 999,- ($ 902 USD)
  • Practical Info
  • Day by Day
  • Equipment
  • Facts
  • Location
How to get here:

By plane to Kirkenes or Vadso and/or car to Vestre Jakobselv/Tana/Baatsfjord.

Reach out if you have questions

Covid-19 Restrictions:

We plan according to the guidelines from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Physical and Risk:

The trip goes over 3 long and quite demanding days, especially if the weather gets cold and we get a lot of wind. The sledges are heavy, so it is an advantage if you have skied and preferably also with a sledge before.

Vidda is relatively flat.

There is always a risk when you are out on expedition, but we spend day 1 preparing and minimizing risk. We are never far from help on this trip.

What is included:

Transport to and from Kirkenes/Vadso Airport

Accommodation, sauna and 3 course dinner at Jakobselvkaia

Common equipment: navigation and communication

Tent, sledge with necessary equipment

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper

Not included:

Personal equipment and clothing

Insurance

Snacks

Luggage:

Luggage that you don’t need on the trip can be stored.

Accommodation:

2 nights in tent.

1 night at Jakobselvkaia (Saturday - Sunday)  https://www.jakobselvkaia.no/en/home-english/

Insurance:

You need a Health and Accident insurance that also will cover eventual expenses for transport home.

The insurance should cover:

  • Cancellation
  • Personal belongings
  • Responsebility
  • Delays

Remember to bring proof of insurance.

Options:

It’s possible to do the trip with starting point in Vardo. If so it’s necessary with one extra night in tent. Reach out for questions.

Reservations:

The Day by Day plan are indicative and changes may occur. We follow the weather, and any national or local infection control recommendations.

Day 1/Thursday

We meet at Kirkenes Airport, latest arrival 11:30, or Vadso Airport, latest arrival 09:00.

We go by car(s) to Tana Bru where we have lunch and ready the sledges. Approx. 13:00 - 14:30.

We drive to Ordo and go from there by ski.

The first day we go approx 5 km before we establish camp.

 

Day 2/Friday

We eat breakfast, before we start our trip over Varangerhalvoya - Approx. 25 km.

Day 3/Saturday

We eat breakfast, before we do the last stage down to Jakobselv - Approx. 20 km.

In Jakobselv a warm sauna, ice-bathing and a lovely dinner of local food awaits.

Day 4/Sunday

Early departure, Approx. 08:00 to Kirkenes Airport.

The plane to Oslo departures 11:30.

Equipmentlist

Equipment list:

Remember that the equipment list is for guidance only.

Reach out if you have questions

 
Distance:

Approx. 50 km

Climate:
The winter in Finnmark can be challenging and the weather can change quickly. In January and February the days are short, and normally the temperature is between 5-25 minus, but the wind makes it feel colder.