With this tour we accommodate the request for a tour that is short and challenging at the same time.
We traverse the southern part of the Dividal national park. On our way, we overcome two mountain passes, each at 1000 meters. Here, at 69° northern latitude, an altitude of 1000 meters can be compared to the conditions one meets in the Alps at 3000 meters.
We start the tour at Altevatn Lake, heading northeast. On the first day we can follow some snowmobile trails. Thereafter, we have to find our own way through the pristine wilderness.
During the first winter months, most of the tracks we find origin from moose, reindeers, wolverines, and lynxes. There are bears living in this area, but during this time of the year they are fast asleep.
The mountains ́ remoteness and the capricious weather conditions demand a flexible tour schedule, and good physical shape of the participants. The tour will be adjusted to weather conditions at a daily basis!
You will have your own dog team for which you are responsible during the tour. This includes harnessing and supplying the dogs.
We will be spending most of the nights in cabins, which are spread out within a day ́s traveling distance. Sometimes the weather conditions can slow us down and we will have to spend the night in tents.
On this tour the close cooperation between human and dog is particularly important! You will have your own dog team for which you are responsible during the tour. This includes harnessing and supplying the dogs.
The park has an area of 770km2 and is situated in the border area between Norway and Sweden. It was founded in 1971 in order to preserve the pristine nature with its rare flora and fauna, and to conserve the distinct cultural heritage of the area. The upper Dividal features different kinds of topography. There are wooded valleys, containing genuine primeval forest, bumpy plateaus, moors, marshes, and majestic mountains. Throughout the park ́s center runs the Divielva river valley.
Tracks of lynxes, bears, wolverines and sometimes wolves are discovered in the park frequently, and Norway ́s biggest wolverine population is situated within it.
Therefor the Wilderness District Bardu has a wolverine on its flag!