#The tour runs regularly from January to March, 2017.
Have you ever dreamed of skiing to the North or the South Pole? Do you want to know what it takes to plan, prepare and train for a Polar expedition? Our arctic expedition training courses tap into the deep knowledge of Arctic Experience & Expeditions with seasoned polar guides. Through an intensive 4-day course, you will learn how to trust yourself and your equipment, survive outdoors in low temperatures and be well prepared for the challenge of your first real winter tour or polar expedition. We guarantee you a steep learning curve, spectacular winter landscapes and bags of fun!
We will spend our first night in either a rustic mountain lodge or simple hotel close to the border straddling Norway and Sweden. The following morning we’ll check and pack our gear before heading out into the mountains for 2 nights of camping. From now on everything is “expedition style”. We sleep in expedition tents, eat expedition food and follow expedition routines. The experience mirrors the experience of a real expedition. On the last night of the course, we return to the lodge or hotel to enjoy a nice hot shower and relaxing beer before swapping memories and photos of the intensive training weekend over a group meal.
Fly into Trondheim Værnes Airport (TRD) and be there before 18:00 (6pm).
We will meet you at Radisson Blue Hotel, 200 meters from the terminal. After 1 hour by car, we reach the lodge where we’ll have a nice evening meal followed by a course briefing.
“The Norwegian heritage and art of polar thinking and survival”
What does it take to be a Polar explorer? Skills, leadership, teamwork, motivation & attitude. Stories, film, and slideshow
Indoor workshop – Polar clothing
After lunch, we pack our stuff and head for the wilderness.
Organizing the camp
Tents that work (and tents that don’t…)
How to effectively set your tent – even in extreme conditions.
Routines for safety, comfort, and efficiency.
Sleeping bags, mats, and sleeping comfort.
Stoves and fuel
Food and nutrition
Injuries, hypothermia, frostbite
Traveling on snow
Skis, poles, boots, bindings
Efficient skiing technique
Pulks, sleds, backpacks, repair-kit, personal accessories, camera, camcorders.
January 11th to 15th
January 18th to 22nd
January 25th to 29th
February 1st to 5th
February 8th to 12th
February 15th to 19th
February 22nd to 26th
March 1st to 5th
March 8th to 12th
March 15th to 19th
March 29th to April 2nd
Before going back to a civilization, head over to the husky dog sledding adventure for another unforgettable winter activity. Wild Norway offers various dog sledding itineraries from one day to one week. Normally any day trip will consist of 3 to 5 hours long dog sledding ride, roughly 20-35 kilometers a day. The temperature may be all from 8 to negative 20 Celsius, but we will guide you on the right clothing and equipment well in time before you arrive here. Reservation can be made upon request. Just let us know when you’re booking the Arctic Experience trip.
Your travel provider for this tour: Wild Norway is a tour operator based in Trøndelag, central Norway. We are a collaboration of several adventure companies run by solid wood Norwegians, all specialists in our own field. That’s why you can find everything from family adventures to hardcore polar expeditions in our portfolio. Each location, company, product, and guide is unique and has its own soul and character. We only work with people we know and trust. Quality, hospitality, and safety are our focus.
And, we all work as hard as we can to make your tour a lifetime experience.
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