About this adventure
Through snow covered forests we make our way up to the expansive mountain plains. Here you can embrace the true arctic wilderness, surrounded by only snow and the sky in all directions. When reaching what feels like the top of the world we will drive towards the fishing spot, here you can listen to the arctic nature and experience silence like you only will in the wild. All while you test your patience waiting for the fish to bite.
This trip gives you an exhilarating way of exploring the arctic scenery just right outside our doorstep. While driving through the magical winter landscape, there is a possibility to see wildlife as well. Once we reach the highest point of the plains you will be impressed by the vast views that Europe’s largest mountain plateau has to offer and if we are lucky we might get a taste of a arctic delicacy, a trout or char.
Prepare for an extraordinary adventure by rendezvousing with us at our Æventyr Adventure Store nestled in the city center. Aim to arrive 5-10 minutes before the Tour's scheduled start. Our expedition commences with a concise yet informative briefing, setting the stage for the experiences ahead. From here, we set course for Gargia Valley, a scenic 25-kilometer drive from Alta, where our exploration will unfold.
Upon our arrival at Gargia, a lodge with a storied 150-year-old history, your guide will guide you to our gallery, where a captivating collection of historical photographs awaits, offering insights into the lodge's evolution and a segment of our upcoming route. Outfitted with essential gear including thermosuits, balaclavas, gloves, and boots, you'll be prepared to embrace the elements as we venture forth.
Following your outfitting, a comprehensive snowmobile driving instruction ensures your readiness to navigate our course. With newfound confidence, our adventure springs to life. Our route guides us to the breathtaking Bæskades, where panoramic views of the valley and Finnmarksvidda unfold in splendid grandeur. Continuing onward, we soon reach Mostajàvri, our destination, where we establish camp to test our skills and patience on the ice.
Before embarking on our journey, a delectable lunch awaits at Gargia, replenishing our energy for the adventures ahead. Savory Bidos graces our palate, accompanied by insights into Finnmark's vibrant history and the time-honored traditions of ice fishing. Reinvigorated, we step onto the ice, honing our fishing prowess and, with a touch of luck, reaping the rewards of our efforts, perhaps capturing a prized trout or char to savor over an open flame.
As our day's achievements become woven into the fabric of our memories, we return to the welcoming haven of Gargia Lodge. Our journey, now drawing to a close, concludes with a return to the heart of the city center, where we embarked upon this extraordinary expedition, completing the full circle of our enriching adventure.
You will share a snowmobile with another passenger, so each of you will get to drive half of the trip. If you want to drive all by yourself, simply add the Single Driver Add-On when booking.
Please inform us about allergies at least 24 hours before your departure. We can accommodate a wide range of allergies.
This trip is not recommended for those who have back problems or for those who are pregnant.
What you need to bring:
- Woolen underlayer
- Woolen socks (can be borrowed if needed)
- Warm clothes
- Warm shoes
- Driving license
Only the holders of a valid B class driver’s license are allowed to drive a snowmobile on this trip. You are required to present your license for verification before taking part on the ride. Guests without a valid driving license are only allowed to be passengers (min. age is 12)
Changes to the trip due to weather conditions may occur. Changes may occur due to weather. Æventyr reserves the right to change the itinerary or cancel the trip if the weather conditions appear unsafe.
We are happy to arrange private tours of various length and to different destinations. Simply reach out to us at email@example.com.