A tough mountain tour

Corresponding to the inquire after a short but rather tough tour, we created the Expedition Dividal Compact. The southernmost tip as well as two passages high up in the mountains (circa 1000 m above sea level) of the Dividal Nationalpark are some of the goals.

We pick you up at airport Bardufoss and invite you to a welcoming dinner at the Huskyfarm in Innset, where you spend you first night. The next day you get an introduction in the art of mushing; we will check your equipment and prepare the expedition. On the third day we take off on a trail on Lake Altevatn along the border to the national park.

Only at the beginning and the end of the expedition we use the scooter trail on Lake Altevatn. As soon as we reach the end of the lake we are riding our sleds through untouched snow.

In the national park pure and unspoiled nature awaits us. Tracks of fox, moose, lynx, wolverine and wolf might be discovered.

The vast and secluded nature and the unpredictable weather and snow conditions above and below the tree line demand good physical shape of the participants and a flexible course of the expedition.

Cabins are accessible within daily distances. Nights in the tent are necessary when deep snow or bad weather hinder our progress.

Each participant rides his/her own sled and is responsible for his/her own dog team. The sled and the equipment has to be secured, the dogs have to be attended. The close teamwork of men and huskies is what makes such a demanding tour into pure nature to a very special experience.

What you should bring …

Below we have made a list of all equipment proven suitable during a stay in the winter. You should not bring much more, since a dog’s carrying capacity is not unlimited.

Before the tour starts, we will conduct a thorough check of the equipment to see that all necessary items are at hand, and, whether or not any excess stuff may be deposited at Innset. Your personal equipment shall be packed in a large sack and placed on the sledge. Therefore, you do not need to bring with you a big rucksack. It may prove better to divide it into two or three smaller packages.

Requirement list

  • Backpack or bag
  • Sleeping bag that can resist minus 30° C – or a regular sleeping bag that can be combined with one of our over-cover sleeping bags (that can be wrapped around yours)
  • Sleeping mat (width: max. 60 cm)
  • Underwear
  • Baselayer of wool or polyester (ski-shirts)
  • 1 pair of thin baselayer pants with long legs (ski-underpants)
  • 1 pair of thick baselayer pants with long legs (wool or fleece)
  • 2 or 3 shirts or thin sweaters
  • 1 thick jumper
  • 1 even thicker jumper (wool or fleece)
  • 1 pair of trousers
  • 4 pairs of socks in different wool thickness
  • 1 pair of windbreaker pants/skiing pants
  • Windbreaker jacket with hood
  • 1 pair of thick windbreaker gloves
  • 1 pair of gloves to use when the dogs are being tied to or unfastened from the sledge
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 pair of really warm boots, like “Sorel Big Horn” (or better), including 2 pairs of thick socks (Can be provided by us)
  • Gaiters
  • 1 pair of jogging shoes to use in the cabin
  • 1 or 2 winter-cap(s)
  • Sun (ski)glasses with UV filter
  • Sun protection with at least SPF 15 (in March) up to SPF 25 (April / May)
  • Sharp knife (sheath knife or pocket knife)
  • Unbreakable thermos flask (bottle)
  • Headlight with extra batteries. For rechargeable lamps: spare batteries and powerbank . If the battery is not replaceable: take 2 headlamps with you.
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • An extra pair of glasses for those who use them. The rim should not be of 100% synthetic material, since extremely low temperatures may deter use.
  • Earplug for a silent night

For those who wish, we lend free of charge: a warm overall, winter boots and an oversleeping bag, with which an autumn sleeping bag (to -5 °) becomes a super winter sleeping bag, a reindeer skin and snowshoes.
When buying and trying on the outer, windproof layer, it is essential to remember that with the number of sweaters and underpants worn, the body circumference increases significantly. Then the anorak and overtrousers must still fit light and airy and in no way restrict the freedom of movement.

The personal equipment (warming clothes, underwear for changing, sleeping bags, sleeping mat, headlamp + batteries, photo equipment, backpack or bag, etc.) minus the clothes you put on at about -10 degrees should not exceed the weight of 20 kg. That is, at -10 degrees you have a maximum of 20 kg of personal equipment on the sled.

Time Length Operator Available places
Saison 2022/2023
2023/04/29 - 2023/05/06 5+3 days Ane Klaudiussen 5 Register