Come join us and see some of the best Norway has to offer and at the same time experience a real ski expedition.
Note: This is a trip popular with Norwegians, so the main language on the trip is Norwegian, but the guide will speak English, so you are welcome to join as an English speaker.
120 km in 7 days. The route goes along the official "Crossing Norway" route, along 63º North.
We follow the marked routes by the Norwegian Trekking Association, a few of the days are not marked, so that means we can practice our navigation skills. We sleep in tents to get a proper expedition experience, but have the opportunity to spend the night in cabins if needed.
One of the really great experiences of the trip is the mountain range called Sylan on the Swedish border that we have insight large parts of the trip.
We leave from the Swedish border in Tydal and end the trip by the fjord in Stjørdal where we dip our finger in the sea so we can really say that we have crossed Norway.
If you want an adventurous week where you get to ski in varied terrain and at the same time get a taste of the expedition life? Then this is the trip for you.
This is a popular trip during the summer, but in winter there are not many people in this area, that gives us a great opportunity to really enjoy the wilderness. There is a high probability of seeing reindeer along the way and there are some wild animals in the area that we can see if we are lucky.
Physical level and risk
So that you can have a good experience, it is important that you choose a trip that suits your ability level. The scales for physical requirements and risk are general. Therefore, it is important that you read more about the difficulty of the specific trip under “Details”. This will help you to gain an understanding of the level required and the risks involved for each specific trip.
Read more about physical requirements and risk here.
To participate on a level 4 trip with us, you must prepare well and be ready for a real challenge! The trips are often longer than at lower levels, and the accommodation is often of a simple standard. Along the way, it will be both physically and mentally demanding, and it presupposes that you are prepared for this. You should do targeted training well in advance of departure. If the trip includes technical elements such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / summit hiking, you should have good skills in the relevant activity. Read more about the grading on our trips here
Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help. Read more about the grading on our trips here
- We sleep in tents
- All meals as described in the day to day program
- All local transport as described in the day to day program
See more of what's included under the "details" tab
Questions about the trip? Don't hesitate to contact our project leader below, or contact our office here.
Level 4 out of 6. Please read more about our difficulty levels here. You need to have experience skiing off of groomed trails on mountain skis. You don't need expedition experience but you need to have experience with sleeping outside in the winter, and be prepared to camp. On this trip, you will use a pulk (sled) and we recommend specific training for this skill set. The pulk will weigh about 30 kilos.
If you are uncertain you have the proper experience for this trip, please contact us. We also have a Winter Course that you can join to get the necessary experience.
What to bring?
Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above.
How to get there?
The tour starts and ends in Stjørdal right outside of Trondheim. Trondheim has several daily flights (SAS and Norwegian) as well as a train from Oslo.
We stay in tents during the trip and the last night is spent in a hotel in Stjørdal close to the airport in Trondheim.
We require that you pack a duffel bag to have on the pulk. Pack everything inside your bag in waterproof bags.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip. Norrøna Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure Adventure is not responsible for any trip delays, injury, illness, loss of belongings, family emergencies, natural events or other unforeseen issues that may hinder your ability to complete a trip with us. Norrøna Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure Adventure is an adventure holiday company, and with an active holiday there is always a risk of something as simple as a twisted ankle to keep you from your vacation. With trip insurance, your flights, hotels and travel costs can be covered if an unforeseen emergency hinders you from joining our tour, as well as coverage to fly home if necessary. By purchasing travel insurance ahead of time, you can protect your trip and yourself from issues that prevent you from traveling, and rest easy to enjoy your vacation.
Safety is always the number one consideration on a trip with Norrøna Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure Adventure. If there is an emergency on tour with us, help will be able to reach you relatively quickly. We have 24-hour emergency hotline within our office and the guide will always have the ability to contact help. Norway has excellent search and rescue operations throughout the country with evacuations available via helicopter or red cross emergency teams.
Our guides have first aid training and have a selection of medicines and first aid equipment for the necessary treatment in the mountains. Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure also has a partnership with Turlegen.no (Trip Doctor) who can be contacted if needed for medical advice.
If you are on prescribed medication, have known allergies or similar, you must always bring your personal medication.
Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure plans the trip days based on the weather, conditions and the group. Our focus is to take care of each other and work together in one team. The guide will have the ability to make safety decisions for the group, although the decision-making process will be transparent and involve guests in the process.
We plan our trips so that we do not expose ourselves to unwanted risk. On this tour we will always be close to each other, and if an unforeseen situation occurs - the guide will be present quickly to handle it.
This is a trip popular with Norwegians, so the main language on the trip is Norwegian, but the guide will speak English, so you are welcome to join as an English speaker.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions.
Number of participants
Minimum: 6 people; Maximum: 16 people.
Included in the price:
- Experienced guides
- Transport from the trip starts until the trip ends
- Communal equipment
- Meals as described in the itinerary
Not included in the price:
- Travel back and forth from the meetup point
- Pulk and harness, contact us if you need to rent this
- Drink and snacks
If it is close to departure, please contact us. Maybe you will be able to join anyway.
First meeting and start of the trip
We meet at Værnes Airport at 08:30 (you can take the night train from both the South and from the North and be there before the meetup time). It is up to you whether you choose to spend the night in a nearby hotel or come in with the train the same day. We take a shared transport to the starting point, this takes about 1.5 hours. This is where the adventure begins. Today we ski for 20 KM, if conditions allow, we go to the Swedish border today. We have everything we need in the pulk, so we adapt the route according to the shape of the group and the conditions. If we are lucky we can get a glimpse of Sylansfjella today. We put in a lunch break along the way and after we set up camp we enjoy a simple but good dinner.
Sweden and then east
Today we either start easy and go to the Swedish border without a pulk, but if we have already visited the Swedish border the day before, we start right on the next stage. The stage of the day is in an open landscape towards Storerikvollen We start out with a climb but as we cross the tree line, the terrain becomes easier. We find a suitable campsite either before or after the cabin at Storerikvollen depending on how the group is feeling. Along the way we come close to the Sylan massif which is a spectacular sight. Each day we make sure we have enough time on the stages and go smoothly with a good lunch break every day. This evening we start getting into the tent routines, melting snow, boiling water, setting up tents and relaxing.
Magnificent view of Sylan
Today's stage is towards Ramsjøhytta. We follow the winter marking to the cabin. This day we ski in light terrain in mountain birch woods and over the plateau. We walk in the groom's rich, warm and comfortable - along wooded streams and marshes, covered with winter white snow. We walk between Sankåkleppen in the south and Blåhåmmåren in the North and find a suitable place for lunch. We spend the day, there is nothing we have to hurry for. As we approach Ramsjøhytta we find a suitable place to set up camp.
High mountain terrain
Today's stage goes via Fongen and Ramskardet. In this mountain pass we encounter high mountain terrain that we need to pass. We have a solid hillside that is more challenging than the landscape we have come from. The area is known for being tough - maybe we get to taste the real expedition feeling? Towards the end of the day, we are going to climb a valley that can be challenging, but together we work our way down and into the beautiful forest that lies down in the valley between many spectacular mountains.
Wilderness and wildlife
Today we will walk an unmarked part of the trail, and this is perhaps the most beautiful day when we really get to take in the wilderness. We start down in the woods, among spruce and pine, but eventually move into more open terrain. As we approach the Prestøy cabin we camp for the night.
Ski tracks and we are closing in on civilization
Now we are starting to approach civilization again, we are going to spend part of the day on scooter trails/groomed trails, which can be a welcoming break after many days of snow plowing. The pulks are noticeably lighter, and tonight we will enjoy the last freeze-dried dinner portion in our tents.
Last day of skiing and a warm bed awaits
The final stage remains, we start the day near Kvitfjellhytta before sliding down towards Hegra fortress and Stjørdal. When the snow comes to an end our transport meets us. Those who want to finish the trip here and get transport down to Stjørdal can do that, but if you want to complete the whole stage we swap to shoes, send the luggage with the transport and go the last 15KM down to the fjord in Stjørdal on foot. We gather in Stjørdal in the evening after a good shower at the hotel and have a nice farewell dinner together.
End of trip
The tour ends after our breakfast at the hotel. Maybe we have already started to plan our next adventure together?
Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring everything you need. We encourage you to use what you have for this trip, and purchase items if you're missing something important on the list below. We have divided the gear list into three categories:
- Required: If you do not own this gear, you must acquire it for your trip.
- Recommended: Gear we suggest to be comfortable, but it is not imperative.
- Optional: Fun, additional luxuries.
Layering is extremely important in a variable climate like Norway. This list will guide you through the essentials. Remember the Norwegian saying "There is no bad weather, only bad gear", and prepare appropriately for any weather. You can read about the weather where you're traveling here.
The video below is for SUMMER gear, but you can get a lot of great tips for winter hiking as well! Welcome to Norway!
We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don't want to buy new ones, synthetic is okay.