Mountain to fjord


Mountain to fjord: Spring's most beautiful adventure! With a guide, you depart from Finse, cross the Hardangerjøkulen glacier, and traverse down to the beautiful Simadalen in Eidfjord.

Finse during May is wonderful in many ways. The days are long, the temperature is nice and skiing conditions are impeccable. You can bring your work with you up to us, or you can spend the weekend with your family. With skiing as a definite option, you will get your fill of the beautiful nature! The best spring skiing starts at 1222 meters above sea level, with the tour “Fjell til fjord” (Mountain to fjord). We ski over and across Hardangerjøkulen (1876 m) and enjoy the panoramic view of the southwest of Norway. The trip proceeds down to Simadalsfjord, where we take off the skis and walk down towards the Hardanger Fjord. We go thus from winter paradise and down to the smell of green grass and blossoming fruit trees.

This ski trip is quite demanding and you need to have skis with steel edges. It is also an advantage to have mastered descending relatively steep slopes, as well as ascending steep heights. The trip is about 25 km long, and takes around eight to nine hours to complete, with sufficient breaks along the way. On arrival to the fjord, transport is available back to Ustaoset, before the train returns to Finse.

Programs Mountain to fjord

Friday
19.00 or 21.00 Three-course dinner on Finse 1222
20.30 Meeting with guide to receive practical information

Saturday
7.00 Breakfast & self-made lunch packs from the buffet
8.00 Departure
17.30 Arrival in Simadalsfjord and transport back to Ustaoset
19.32 Trains from Ustaoset to Finse
21.00 Three-course dinner on Finse1222

Sunday
8.00 to 11.00 Breakfast & self-made lunch packs from the buffet

The price for the trip is NOK 4,900 per person, and this includes accommodation in double rooms or multi-bed rooms for two nights, dinner, breakfast and lunch packages, and thermos refill. The price also includes the skiing trip with guide and transfer back to Finse.

We note that there must be 10 registered for the trip to go. If there are not enough participants, we will, if possible, propose another date. Either way, you will be contacted if there will be cancellations.

The trip will be arranged in 2018: Saturday 5th of May, Tuesday 8th of May and Tuesday 15th of May.

Please send us an email, if you want information sent by mail.

We also arrange tours throughout May at the request of groups of at least 10 people. Send an email for booking and more information.