Snowkite Expedition

Norway

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Snowkite Expedition in Norway

Snowkiter im Pulverschnee

Endless snow landscapes, for miles around not a soul - a dream for adventure-hungry snowkiters who want to breathe real expedition air. For one week we kite and live where research teams usually train for their expeditions to the North and South Pole.

We set up our base camp on a high plateau on the edge of a national park in the middle of Norway near Haugastøl. From there we undertake tours into the hinterland, equipped with the best currently available expedition equipment and powered by our kites.

Pure expedition luxury awaits us in the base camp: A communal tent with a stove for cozy evenings, four-man tents for two people with cozy winter sleeping bags and down-filled mats to ensure warm nights. You get a GPS tracker from us and a pulka to carry material with you. We take care of your physical well-being, too - but you have to prepare your food yourself.

Join our expedition and discover the magic of the north!

Skiequipment steckt neben Zelt im Schnee

Expedition date & services

Date

Equipment

Expedition

Snowkites

Date

01.04. – 08.04.2023
In springtime, the conditions in Norway are ideal: Snow as far as the eye can see, the sun is already stronger, snowstorms are rare and the temperatures are no longer that bitterly cold.

Equipment

We provide complete, best quality expedition equipment. Four-man tents with two-person occupancy, winter sleeping bags, down-filled mats, GPS trackers, pulka with cover, expedition menus and everything else you need to survive.

Expedition

We set off from the high plateau near Haugastøl and set up our base camp somewhere in the Norwegian ice desert. From there we explore the area together for six days in search of the perfect snowkiting spot. We provide guiding and take care of your safety.

Snowkites

Foil kites are a must on our expedition. We recommend one of our Flysurfer packages (Peak or Soul), so you are equipped for all cases. Flysurfer is specialized in foil kites, which are fantastic for snowkiting, are easy to pack and can be transported on the pulka perfectly.

 

Pricing overview

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Detailed information about the snowkite expedition in Norway

Powder & endless landscapes

Spot & wind in Norway

The “Hardanggervidda” plateau is approximately three hours away from Oslo. With its flat lakes and gentle hills / mountains it is the largest high plateau in Europe. In winter it is a huge playground for snow kiting. The Star Wars film "The Empire Strikes Back" was also shot there! With the kite you could then go all day in one direction without even having to turn around. Great right?

The weather changes relatively often due to the plateau's weather divide. But that's a good thing because we are always supplied with fresh powder. And you don't have to worry about the wind anyway. They are very local weather systems that we know perfectly after ten years of experience.

The perfect snowkiting spot

Expedition program

Wir treffen uns direkt in Haugastøl, das von Oslo mit dem (Miet-)Auto gut erreichbar ist. Von dort fahren wir gemeinsam auf den höchsten Punkt des nahegelegenen Hochplateaus, wo wir unsere Pulkas mit Equipment beladen und unseren Weg in die Eiswüste Norwegens beginnen.

Sobald wir einen geeigneten Platz gefunden haben, bauen wir das Basislager auf, das für die nächsten sechs Tage unser Zuhause ist. Vom Camp aus erkunden wir mit Tourenskis und Kites die Landschaft auf der Suche nach den besten Snowkite-Spots. Perfekte Bedingungen garantiert!

After almost a week outdoors, we spend the last night in the mountain room in the hotel in Haugastol. Accompanied by a freshly cooked dinner and a hot sauna, we review the impressions of our expedition.

Our Requirements

Kite skills and weather conditions

In order to be able to take part in the expedition, you must be able to kite safely on the snow, be in good shape, be able to lend a hand and be reasonably resistant to the cold.

An important factor in an expedition is of course the weather. During extreme storms or due to a possible road closure due to snowdrifts, we may need to be flexible in adjusting the plan. Your safety comes first.

we are prepared and have alternatives at hand. Important: If additional costs arise in this case, these are not included in the package price. What could that be? There is a snowstorm and the road to civilization is closed. In this case we might book a hotel in Haugastol, for example, and snowkite in lower areas until the weather allows for a safe start.

Detailed information about the snowkite expedition in Norway

We have been traveling to Norway ourselves and with groups for years and are very familiar with both traveling to and in the country and snowkiting at various spots. 

We have briefly summarized all the useful information for you.

It definitely makes sense to use our kites, so that you are always well equipped for all conditions. If you do not have your own or not the appropriate equipment, you are welcome to rent from us. Flysurfer specializes in foil kites and you can't go wrong with that.

2x Flysurfer Peak: EUR 330.- for 6 days

2x Flysurfer Soul: EUR 420.- for 6 days

Please note that you need touring skis and suitable shoes, a helmet and sticks for the expedition.

We provide the complete expedition equipment. In our basecamp there is a group tent with a stove for cozy evenings, four-man tents with two-person occupancy or one-man tents for with cozy winter sleeping bags and down-filled mats. You will also be equipped with a GPS tracker and a double pulka with a cover.

In addition, we take care of cooking facilities, gas, electricity and the necessary security (our bus is within reach for emergencies).

We recommend booking our catering package. When booking, you can optionally order your meals, consisting of breakfast and two warm meals in the form of expedition menus.

Your expedition ration will be delivered to you in advance. On top you will receive a test meal so that you can do a tasting in advance and familiarize yourself with the preparation. Vegetarian and meat options are available.

The package costs € 100. If you were to buy from a retailer, you would have to calculate costs of around €200.

If you have special needs, you can of course bring your own food (must be expedition food, which can only be heated with water directly in the bag!).

On the last evening there is of course the legendary gala buffet final dinner in the Snowkite Hotel.

Arrival is via Oslo. We recommend a flight to Oslo and the subsequent onward journey by rental car to Haugastøl. We coordinate car pools with you so that you can get from the airport to the meeting point in Haugastøl as quickly and cheaply as possible.

If you choose the Economy Classic tariff at Austrian, the ski luggage is included free of charge. Then you can take 8kg hand luggage, 23kg normal luggage and 23kg ski luggage. Sometimes one or the other kite slips into our ski luggage.

Flugkosten: ca. €200,-

Due to extreme weather conditions, we may have to cancel the expedition for safety reasons or switch to plan B.

Any additional costs resulting from this are not included in the package price and must be paid by the participants themselves.

Money: You don't need to change money in advance. We always withdraw money directly at the airport in Oslo, because you get the best exchange rate. In general, you can pay almost anything up there in Norway with your credit card. Even in the smallest café in the middle of nowhere.

Internet: Norway is in the EU roaming zone. That means you can use your mobile internet as normal and consume your free units.

We would be happy to send you an offer for cancellation and / or travel insurance.