Tafjordfjella (The Tafjord Mountain Range) is located in the fare west of Reinheimen National Park. It is one of the most remote wilderness areas in southern Norway, and is known for varied nature and wildlife. The area is where east meet west, and due to its location the weather may change rappidly. It´s therefor recommended to participate on guided tours in this area. Its also recommended to use a guide to know how to act when spotting the reindeer. The tour will follow recommended ski routes from north to south through the mountain range, and we will end the tour with Norwegian luxury and a social dinner at Billingen Mountain Lodge. This is a classic Norwegian winter adventure with certified guides and approval from the board of Reinheimen National Park.
Around 10 days pre departure we will invite to a digital meeting for general questions, transport coordination and packing list. More information about where and when to specific meet the guide will also be determined here. However, the meet up time on Bjorli will be no later than 10. am on day 1.
Distance: 17 km | 450 meters elevation
You will meet the guides no later than 10. am at Bjorli. Today's destination is the self-service cabin Pyttbua. From the parking lot in Brøstedalen to Pyttbua it is approx. 17 kilometers with an ascent of 450m. It will take us around 4-6 hours depending on the weather and group. Pyttbua is located at the foot of some of Tafjordfjella's highest peaks: Pyttegga (1999 masl), Karitind (1982 masl), and Høgstolen (1953 masl). At the hut, we make dinner together and the guide will do its mandatory "Ræin duty" and share all his/her knowledge about the area.
Distance: 14 km | 340 meter elevation
We start the day with breakfast at the cabin and morning meeting over a cup of coffee. Today is the first day where we are completely off grid, and we focus on good rutines and group dynamics. Todays leg is a bit shorter than yesterday, both in distance and altitude. If we are lucky with the weather, we can enjoy a long lunch at the highest point of the tour, while we scout for wildlife and enjoy the view. Upon arrival at Veltdalshytta and after we have settled in the cabin, we will do a mini expedition to the historic Fieldfare cabin and the Veltdalsmuseeum. This is forsure the most remote and original museum in Norway: This small shack was a refuge back in 1944 for four Norwegian war saboteurs during World War II, they had a mission to destroy communication in the regions Lesja and Romsdalen. In 1990, the cabin was restored to its original form by one of the saboteurs themselves, and today it is both a museum and a small refuge owned by DNT. The refuge is well hidden in the winter, something that makes this little trip an entire little expedition of its own.
Distance: 19 km | 450 meters downhill
The last leg of the ski trip brings great views and fun skiing. Today we have a soft start through the valley across some great lakes. Once we cross over the last lakes the landscape opens up and gives us a great view of large parts of Norway. We are not following the normal route to Billingen if the reindeers allows it! This small detour on a sunny day will give us a view over Breheimen National Park and Jotunheimen National Park you never want to forget. Even though we dont have much uphill today, the leg might be challenging on the downhill. Today's mission is dinner at 8:00 pm at Billingen Mountain Lodge, and we will take it slow and controlled down towards the cabin. At Billingen Mountain Lodge we will eat a locally sourced dinner served by local host among log timber walls.This is the last night of the trip, and the impression from the adventure can seep in and find its place in the memory bank.
End of tour - return home
Day 4 is a day for traveling home. If guest are dependent of transport we will organize this at the digital meeting. IF you need to have it settled before the meeting, do not hesitate to contact us. Transportation costs except the taxi from Bjorli - Brøstet parking, is not included but can be included for additional costs.