May – September 2017
1 day (~12 hours)
You need to have some experience of skiing and be in general good shape. We will ski for about 8-12 hours.
Price includes: crevasse rescue equipment, emergency beacon (EPIRB) inREACH, one meal, emergency tent shelter. Price does not include: personal clothing, skiing equipment (possible to rent), snacks
Change of program: Route, time, and distance may change during the trip, based on weather conditions.
Ski across Svartisen glacier in summer time!
Summer warmth, midnight sun, and no sign of people. Go beyond limits and put on skis while other people are walking around in shorts. On top of the Svartisen glacier you can find snow even in the warmest days of August. Discover a beautiful contrast between the blue sky and the white snow like nowhere else in the world, over 1000 meters above the ocean. Together we will leave the beaten path, climb above the surrounding mountains, and head for Snøtinden, Svartisen’s highest point and the highest summit in Rana municipality. With our every step, summer will retreat, as we enter a winter land that is all just for us. Sign up for a great adventure, and go beyond your wildest imaginations!
- We meet at 7:00 pm at the Storglomvatnet dam. From here we will climb our way up to Svartisen.
- As the starting point is at 600m above the sea level, we soon reach the snow, and we put on our skis. It’s a steep climb, it`s probably warm, but once we get up, it’s just amazing!
- We work our way up to a point called 1302. It is a summit from which we can see all the way to Sweden in the East and the Lofoten archipelago to the West. We can also see Snøtinden from here.
- There are some amazing spots to take landscape pictures up at 1302. The contrast between snow and all the surrounding lower mountains and hills with no snow offers opportunities for some spectacular pictures.
- From 1302 we head for Snøtinden. Once we reach the summit, we are at Svartisen’s highest point, as well as Rana municipality’s highest summit. If the wind is calm, we have our dinner here.
- After the dinner, we slowly head back towards the civilization. We ski back and enjoy the beautiful scenery in front of us. We leave Svartisen National Park behind, our minds full of beautiful moments that will be hard to explain to people walking around in shorts back home!
At Beyondlimits, we always focus on safety during our trips. The trip have no trail, and we use experienced and knowledgeable local guides on the trip. We provide stoves, first aid kit, navigational aids, and safety equipment. There is no cellphone coverage during the trip, but we bring emergency beacon and a device for communication.
You need to wear clothes that are suitable for the North Norwegian mountains. Once signed up, you will receive the equipment list that explain all the details needed about equipment.