Weekend Ski Getaway To The Arctic Wilderness
Take a step back, relax and experience the arctic lifestyle first-hand, just a weekend away from the rush of the everyday life.
Get cozy by the fireplace at our lodge and be a part of the history by joining our ski adventure across the beautiful, vast mountain plateau, and enjoy a relaxing sauna and yoga session as a finish of the weekend.
The arctic-living and this experience is about:
- The joy when you come into a warm, cozy cabin after being outside throughout the day.
- The adventures you experience, enduring the ice-cold weather, and taking in the true raw wilderness.
- The enjoyment of pure moment, like a good laugh after fall in the snow or a warm meal and stories shared after hours of skiing.
About your weekend:
After your arrival we will drive you to Gargia valley, where our beautiful lodge is located, surrounded by beautiful nature, silence and just by the entrance of finnmarksvidda. Hence the name Gargia means getaway or escape. Here you will have time to relax by the fireplace, enjoy a homecooked traditional meal and get ready for the skiing on the next day.
On the following day after a good breakfast, we will pack our equipment and start with our adventure. We will drive you up to the starting point of our trip Soulovopmi lodge, where you will enjoy some delicious waffles before we start skiing up to Beskades. After a day of skiing up on the beautiful plateau in the evening we will arrive back to Gargia where the host of the lodge will be waiting for us with a hot meal. It is time to rest our tired legs, listen to old stories from back in the day and enjoy the silence of the arctic.
On the last day late in the morning we will drive you back to Alta. Here you will get a chance to join a sauna ritual and stretch out your muscles after a long day of skiing with a yoga session before your return flights. Together with a delicious lunch at our restaurant it is the perfect finish to your weekend trip.
About the ski trip:
An adventure on skis crossing Beskades, following along Norway’s oldest postal route, experiencing the history first-hand. The first postal routes across Beskades dates back all the way to the mid-18th century. We will take you along the same historical route between Gargia and Soulovopmi fjellstua. Both lodges have been operating over 100 years – serving as the stopover & resting spots for postmen and officers. The route is 27 km long crossing the frozen tundra. The weather conditions on the plateau can be quite demanding, whether it is the wind, snowstorms, or the ice-cold temperatures testing you. The vast landscape and the beautiful scenery will make it worth your while. It will be a journey to remember.
18:00 we will meet the guests by Canyon hotel and drive to Gargia.
18:30 guests will unpack and settle in, in their rooms
19:00 dinner upstairs in the gallery, together with a historical presentation about the postal route
20:30 we will go through the day plan for tomorrow. How to pack, what the route, weather is like. Q&A. Afterwards everyone will head back to their rooms, packs and gets ready for the next day
07:30 breakfast at the lodge, together with packing your own matpakke for the day
08:15 we will dress up and drive up to the starting point of the trip
09:30 first waffles and then departure from Soulovpomi, lunch on the way
19:30-21:00 arrive back to Gargia Mountain Lodge, dinner after arrival and then ready for bed
09:30 breakfast at the lodge
10:45 pick up- drive back to the city
11:30 sauna rituals, and stretching’s
Flights around 15:50/17:55
There could be changes in the route and accommodation due to capacity.
24-26 march, 30-1 march, 14-16 april, 23-25 april
Other dates on request.
Group price: 6 and over 4990,-. If you book together for 6 or more participants, the amount will automatically be deducted in the total.
We can arrange the tour on different dates on request. Contact us at email@example.com.
Meals: 2 breakfast, 2 dinner, 1 lunch, 1 matpakke.
Please inform us about allergies at least 48hrs before the start of the trip.
Activities: full day ski trip, sauna rituals, yoga
Accommodation in shared rooms: 1 night at Gargia lodge, 1 night at Soluovopmi
Transport: pick up/drop off at the airport. Transfer back to Alta from Soluovopmi
Skis, shoes, poles: 750,- pp
Pulk: 400,- pp