Finnmarksvidda by fatbikeDate: Sunday 8 apr 2018 - Monday 30 Apr 2018
The world’s first organised crossing took place in April 2015 and generated coverage on terrengsykkel.no and in the local newspaper. That’s certainly not unexpected because it was a fantastic trip!
The ride over the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau is around 200 km, spread over four days of cycling. We follow the snowmobile trail right across the mountain plain from Karasjok to Alta. Much of the trip follows the same route as the Finnmarksløpet sled dog race and the Offroadfinnmark mountain bike race. On the fourth day, we ride down to Alta Valley – absolutely brilliant on a fatbike – and end the trip at GLØD headquarters in Øvre Alta.
This route is not normally technically demanding, but it’s relatively challenging from a physical perspective. Graded on the Skill and Fitness scale, we describe this as a S3/F6 trip.
We stay overnight at the traditional Ravnastua, Mollisjok and Jokta mountain lodges.
Before we start cycling, we will go on a guided tour of the Sami Parliament of Norway in Karasjok.
Food and drink
A cold beer on arrival and a sauna each evening if you wish, traditional local food served with a glass of red wine and a good breakfast and lunch will ensure we are fresh and rearing to go when we embark on the next epic leg on our crossing of the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau by fatbike!
Unforgettable and tough adventure
The Finnmarksvidda is a gently rolling mountain plateau, which will be demanding for man and woman alike. Nevertheless, we predict that this will be an epic trip that we will remember for a long time – regardless of the weather!
We will be joined by polar dogs, which will pull safety equipment and the participants’ extra clothing by sledge.
Arrival and departure
It’s wise for participants travelling from afar to arrive in Alta the day before. A planning meeting will be held on the evening prior to departure. The earliest possible departure is after 6pm on day four. If possible, we recommend departing on day five so you have time for a pleasant dinner after we return from the cycling trip.
We’re so excited that it’s hard to put into words!
PS: Some cycling experience is necessary before embarking on this trip!
PS2: If you don’t have a fatbike, you can rent a Nakamura Big Bob 6.0 from us!