Expedition Finse

Expedition Finse is Norway's first expedition festival, and we aim to create a place for people who are interested in expeditions and the great outdoors. The festival is for everyone who enjoys the outdoors, whether you have been on an adventure, are planning one or are interested in polar- and expeditions history. We welcome all of you to the festival 8.-10. February 2019!

Jens Stoltenberg opened the first Expedition Finse in 2011. During the first 9 years with the festival many adventurers have visited and shared their adventures with us.

-Full package single room NOK 4200,-
-Full package double room NOK 4060,-
-Full package three bed room NOK 3900,-
-Full package four bed room NOK 3830,-

The price includes two overnight stay, two breakfast incl. self made lunch pack, two dinners and festival pass.

It will be possible to stay overnight in Yourway’s Camp Framheim. Either in tents that they have set up or you can bring your own.

-Full package Camp Framheim NOK 2300,-
The price includes access to the camp, shower at the hotel, two breakfast incl. self made lunch pack, two dinners and festival pass.

-Festival pass costs NOK 750,- and this gives you access to all lectures and out door activities.

For booking of rooms, Camp Framheim and festival pass send us an mail

Yourway, Åsnes and Helsport will arrange outdoor activities Saturday and Sunday that you can participate in.


Lectures Friday night: Luca Roncoroni – 20 years with icea and snow…. (lecture in English)

Asaf Kliger

What makes an Italian start building an Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi? Why is he building art installations on several continents? What is the excitement with snow and ice? The answer to all these questions is FINSE. This night Luca will take us through his “life and art expedition”, that he started on in 1999 under the bridge 478 m west of the hotel. Both the projects and the “expedition” itself are volatile, but the memories are strong. Luca will talk about his relationship with snow and ice, to Finse and finsefolk.




Lectures Friday night: Mats Grimsæth – From punk to pro (lecture in English)

Mats Grimsæth

Mats’ lecture is characterized by his strong history with a fierce commitment to make people face their fears and follow their dreams regardless of age. In recent years, Mats has become a recognized photographer and an experienced skipper despite his young age. In the course of 3 years he has sailed 20,000 nautical miles along the Norwegian coast, which equals the distance around the earth. In 2017 he became the youngest expedition leader around Spitsbergen. In one year he crossed the Barents Sea 5 times and in September 2018 he sailed Greenland-Norway in demanding conditions.


Lectures Saturday: Jan Wangaard – Maud Returns Home (lecture in English)

Maud Jan Wangaard has for the last 7 years been project manager to bring Roald Amundsen’s old polar ship “Maud” back to Vollen in Asker. The ship was towed from Canada to Norway by the ship “Tandberg Polar” and arrived at Vollen on August 18, 2018. Jan Wangaard comes to Expedition Finse to tell his story about how and why, with the Maude Expedition 1918-25 as backdrop. This will be a lecture at the intersection of art, cultural history – and a lot of adventure. We look forward!


Lectures Saturday: Anders Bache – Roald Amundsens siste dagbok (lecture in Norwegian)
Anders Bache

Ever since Amundsen left his home on Svartskog in the summer of 1928 and disappeared somewhere in the Arctic Ocean, there has been a desk calendar in his office. In it he managed to write 13 short notes before he disappeared. Together with other newly discovered material from his home, these 13 short calendar notes give a unique insight into Amundsen’s last dramatic days, about the life he lived and the life he had planned to live after the summer of 1928.


Lectures Saturday: Randi Skaug – OddE skiturer (lecture in English)

Some, that is, some and especially one, do the coolest things without ending up in Insta. The adventurer Randi Skaug (59) has been inspired by his hero Odd Eliassen (74), whom you may not know, but who has climbed the highest mountains, been more places than most and skied where no one would believe someone could ski. And still does. But he don’t talk about it. And that’s exactly the coolest of it all.
Where Odd has been skiing, Randi goes. It has led to trips to Iran and Morocco. Skiing. With friends. With wolves and arrests on the purchase. The next OddE ski trip goes to Mongolia. When Australian Joseph Rago (24) learns to ski, he also gets to join. The idea of ​​skiing has evolved into the project An Odd Adventure which is about inspiration, learning new knowledge and doing things together. Across borders and generations, expectations and fears.

The Shackleton award is on Saturday during dinner
​The purpose of The Shackleton Award is to honour outstanding expedition achievements which inspire today’s explorers to new expeditions into unknown territories or conditions.

Concert Saturday: Trang Fødsel

Trang Fødsel comes to Finse to make us all think that “Life it is all right” and that is it! It is set for all singing and party Saturday night, when Trang Fødsel takes the stage during Expedition Finse 2019.