Experience true Arctic nature of mainland Norway! Off-track hiking in the Varangerhalvøya National Park takes you through a very special landscape, which is formed long before the last Ice Age. Varanger Peninsula is a land of block fields, bog, pristine rivers, green valleys and interesting cultural history.
We will meet in Vadsø, which is the biggest town in the vicinity of the national park. Here you can do last-minute shopping and have a nice coffee in the local bakery.
Hike starts and ends in Komagdalen. We will head towards north-northwest across the peninsula through a pathless wilderness. Close to the northernmost point of the national park we will start heading west, crossing a fascinating landscape with green valleys and rugged mountain plateaus. During the hike we have opportunity to reach the highest point of the national park.
On this hike you get a chance to develop your camping and navigating skills. We pitch our tents every night in beautiful location surrounded by untouched wilderness. You also can participate in the route-finding and navigating. Total length of the hike is 80-100 km, depending on the weather conditions and wishes of group. The tundra in Varanger Peninsula is pleasant hiking terrain. Biggest challenges on the way will be few river crossings and some very rugged, rocky sections on the mountains. Participators on this hike should have moderate fitness.
There is a large parking lot in Komagdalen for private cars. Major airports are located in Vadsø and Vardø, and Hurtigruten coastal ferry stops in these cities. Komagdalen is situated half-way between Vadsø and Vardø and there is a local bus connection.
Price: 6500 NOK
Start: Komagdalen, Vardø
End: Komagdalen, Vardø
Group size: 2-10
Languages spoken: Finnish, English, Norwegian
Certified Arctic Nature Guide
6 nights in tents
Camping stove and gas
Cookware and eating kit
Safety and communication equipment
Sleeping bag and sleeping mat
For additional cost
Food package: 200 NOK/day