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Having taken the scenic Oslo-to-Bergen snowtrain, you’ll be greeted at Finse station by your guides Louis Rudd and Wendy Searle. The evening will boast a three-course meal, and fireside challenge brief.
Following breakfast, and kit collection, you’ll board the snowtrain to Ustaoset. You’ll haul your own pulk and take turns to lead and navigate as you head for the mountains. After a day of skiing you will select a campsite and pitch the tents.
You’ll tackle challenging terrain, hauling pulks through the Hardangervidda National Park, past Haugastol, southwest into the mountains, far from civilisation. You'll be responsible for navigating, supported by your guides.
Working your way southwest via a network of frozen lakes and valleys with steep climbs and challenging descents, you’ll see the mighty Hardangerjokulen Glacier in the distance. You will aim to cover some good mileage, finishing the day in close proximity to your goal.
You’ll ascend towards the Hardangerjokulen Glacier, starting with a steep climb to 1800m, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views. You’ll explore the plateau area and its similarities with Antarctica, and then camp on the northern side.
You’ll start the day with a challenging descent off the glacier and head for the vast frozen lake, Finsevatnet, with Finse coming into view on the far side. After a shower, you and the team will enjoy a celebratory dinner at the Finse 1222 hotel.
You’ll say goodbye to this spectacular place and the incredible people you’ve enjoyed it with, and after a leisurely breakfast you’ll board the snowtrain back to Oslo and make your way home.