The Lapp Expedition

Dates and price

   

From to price from (all tax included)* Number of participants Seasonal
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February April Ask for a quote from 6 pers.
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No dates are currently scheduled for this trip.
In 2019, you can privatize this trip at a departure date you like;
just ask us for a quote!



 
The price includes

  • English-speaking French mountain guide
  • Snowshoes and poles, Avalanche Victim Detectors
  • Transportation from and to Alta from Day 1 to Day 7 included
  • Lodging from Day 1 to Day 7 included
  • All meals (except those mentioned as not included in the "detailed hiking guide of the trip" (pdf)

The price does not include

  • Travel insurance**
  • All air transportation (to and from Alta)
  • Morning and noon meals on Day 1, dinner Day 7, lunch and dinner Day 8
  • Possible drinks and tips


* A quotation will be made for every demand. Registration fees are included in the prices. Prices does not include flights from Paris or other city to Oslo - Oslo to Alta and back - circa 450€) and may be subject to changes depending on exchange rate (Euro/NOK).

**Travel insurance is required to participate to our trips. If you already have your own insurance coverage, we will ask you to provide us a copy during registration. We can also provide you with a travel insurance (Europ Assistance). The amount of the insurance we provide correspond to 3.65% of total tour price.

 

 

How to register

You are interested in one of our trips and you want to register ?
Here is how you can do it:

1. Read the complete pdf file of the tour (the "detailed hiking guide of the tour").

2. If you have any questions about the trip you have chosen, and you can not find the answers in the "detailed hiking guide of the tour", please contact us:

-  through the inquiry form (accessible by clicking on the button "Register" for each circuit ) or

- directly through the contact section of the site.

   1. You will get a swift answer to your inquiry or registration demand, with a quote for the trip you have asked for.
   2. Once the quote is accepted, we ask you to download the registration form and the general and special conditions of sale.
   3. Finally, after having read our terms and conditions of sale, you can complete your registration form and send it back to us by email.

 

Remember that you can contact us anytime , we are here to answer your questions quickly.

Highlights

destination off the beaten track

2 hikes and a 4-day trek on snowshoes

exceptional snow conditions

an outing on the fjord

nights in lavvu (Sami tent)
and comfortable accommodation at the beginning and end of your stay

European mountain guide (speaking French and English)
knowing the island perfectly

northernlight region

Seiland National Park

logo seiland parc nationalThe island of Seiland is in Finnmark county off the city of Hammerfest at 70° of latitude. Although people have lived on Seiland for 7,000 years, this large island (583 km2 / 362 mi.2) has less than 150 inhabitants during the year, spread over six little coastal hamlets. Today, over half the island is a national park with many fjords of different sizes surrounded by mountains that plunge into the sea. Its cliffs shelter an extremely rich population of birds of prey. Seiland also has two glaciers and its subsoil, composed of ultrabasic rocks (rich in iron and magnesium minerals and silica), is the basis of rich, abundant plant life. Some areas of the island outside the national park are used as sheep pastures—a very primitive race (the villsau), well adapted to rude climatic conditions. Reindeer are also present on the island, which provides them with summer pastures from April to October. Reindeer give birth on the island and fatten up all summer before swimming back to the continent for the winter season. During some harsh winters, when the weather makes crossing the fjord too difficult, the reindeer remain on the island, fed by their Sami (Lapp) herders, in order to get through the winter.
The island of Seiland is still rarely visited. It offers infinite possibilities for hiking (and snowshoeing) and skiing, but also for hunting and fishing.

Video of the expedition

Seiland Island- Finnmark - April 2017

An 8-day winter circuit, organized by Exploranor for the St Cyr Military School.

Review of the participants

"The trip was in every way up to our expectations (and even more) and Bruno was an excellent guide just like André a good host.The whole team would have liked to stay longer !!!"

Thibaut - Coordinator of the group

Video

How to get to the starting point (Alta)

Scandinavian airlines (SAS and its subsidiary Wideroe, as well as the low cost NORWEGIAN) offers flights from Paris to Alta with a stopover in Oslo or Copenhagen *

If you start your journey from an other city than Paris, you can contact us, and we will check what are the best flights available for you. From other European cities there are flights arriving early and in one day to Alta.

Day -1 (Saterday) flight Paris - Oslo / with SASdirect flight in 2h10 - you will need to book a hotel close to the airport

Day 1 (Sunday) flight Oslo - Alta/ with SAS (arriving before 3 pm to meet the guide)
direct flight in 2:00 or stopover flights via Tromso

 * From Paris the flight is over 2 days, you'll have to book a hotel near Oslo Airport or Copenhagen on Saterday.

Day 8 (Sunday) Flight Alta - Paris / with NORWEGIAN
fligh back in the same day with stopover
there are flights from Alta leaving early and permitting
to arrive in the afternoon in Paris (around 18:00).