Across Norway Winter Expedition
We cross the Norwegian wilderness West to East
This is a winter expedition adventure, our popular Across Norway trip in summertime is now available in winter-time. Learn the basic in winter survival, we will ski with pulka and sleep in tents!
The northern light, the stars, the sun, two national park and one nature reserve as well as across Norway. During the crossing – all the way through pure wilderness we follow the arctic polar circle all the way. Price includes everything from food to accommodation.
Day 1 – Meeting day
We travel to Meloy, about 120 km South of Bodø, where we stay for the night in several rooms. We eat dinner together and talk about the days ahead of us. This day we will go trough your equipment / paperwork and make sure you are ready for the expedition. We pack everything in cars and we are all set for the big adventure ahead of us!
Day 2 – Fykan to Gråtadalen
We start early and enter Láhko National Park during the day. You can glimpse Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier, with its nunataks during the day. Then we enter Glomdalen, approximately 600 meters above sea level. We continue our way and enter a stunning valley dominated by the stunning view of the frozen Glomåga and the peaks of northern and southern part of Glomvass mountains on each side. Halfway through the valley, we pass the border of the Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park and enter Norway’s second largest national park with it’s 2102 square kilometers. At 800 meters of altitude, the landscape opens up and we enter the point sharing the three valleys Glomdalen, Sørdalen and Gråtådalen. Straight in front of us, we have the perfect view of Skjelåtinden and the neighbouring Spidstinden peak, while to the South we can see the Eastern part of Svartisen. Somewhere here will be our camp spot for the night.
Day 3 – Gråtådalen to Tverrådalen
Gråtådalen is a beautiful valley immersed in wilderness. We move slowly upwards until we reach the ridge of the next mountain, from where we can see all the Saltfjellet mountains in the East, just before Sweden. We follow the ridge until we get to a steep path down the mountainside. If it’s icy, this is the spot we will use our climbing harness and ropes. Perhaps we will need to lower our sledges and our self down this mountainside. Once we are down, we will enter a pine forest by Beiarelva that stretches all the way throughout Tverrådalen. We will follow Tverråga for a while and look for a suitable camp spot for the night.
Day 4 – Tverrådalen to Søre Bjøllåvatnet
This is the longest part of the trip. If it’s not to much heavy snow, we will cross several tufts, silent reminders of old mountain farms in the days gone by. When we come down to Tollådalen, we head for Bukkhaugbua, owned by the State Forests Authority, which marks about the halfway of the day’s stage. If it’s not frozen in, then about 3 km from the hut, there is an impressive Bukkhaugfossen waterfall, which can be heard long before we even get to admire it. Next we will do a little turn from the old track, we will avoid Stallogropa, the old portal into Saltfjellet. There are some cute nesting birds here that we will leave alone. Our camp target for the day are Søre Bjøllåvatnet.
Day 5 – Søre Bjøllåvatnet – Saltfjellet
We start the day by climbing our way up to Steindalen. In summertime this is the trickiest part of the trip, but in wintertime, everything is frozen in and the day will hopefully go smooth. We pass Lønnstindvatnet lake and we continue our way down towards kjemåvatnet before we reach E6. If we deserved it, we might have a cup of coffee at Lønnsstua.
This day we separate and go home, enriched by the amazing experiences and friendships that may last a lifetime.
There are a train station just by, usually abondoned in this time of the year, but the train stop if we are there.
At Beyondlimits, we always focus on safety during our trips. We use experienced and knowledgeable local guides on the trip. We provide tents, and for this expedition we use Helsport Patagonia with double poles, stoves, first aid kit, navigational aids, and safety equipment. There is no cellphone coverage during the trip, but we bring emergency beacon and a device for communication.
You need to wear clothes that are suitable for the North Norwegian mountains.
Once signed up, you will recieve the equipment list that explain all the details needed about equipment.
03/04/2017 – 08/04/2017
Lahko National Park, Saltfjellet mountains, Nordland
6 + Guide
You must be in good shape, and you should be prepared for long and demanding days of skiing. Above all though, you should be willing to help your team during this incredible journey! Team spirit is the key! If you are not sure you area able to complete this trip, you can join our Sundsfjord – Glomfjord trip for training first.
*We will provide tents, pulka, harness, breakfast, dinner, shovel, stoves, gasoline, communication device, navigation device and communal equipment in general. We will sleep in tents during the whole expedition, once signed up, you will recieve a equipment list describing all the details needed.
Booking on mail: firstname.lastname@example.org