We are excited to announce that starting in 2018, our Norwegian Polar Training Course will be operated out of the remote and historic mountain village of Finse.
The village sits at an elevation of 1,222 metres (4,009 ft) above sea level, making it the highest station on the Norwegian rail system . There is no road access, only a railway stop. Our base Hotel Finse 1222, sits on the shore of the winter frozen lake with spectacular views of three large glaciers coming off the Hardangerjøkulen Icecap opposite.
The village has a long and distinguished polar history having been used for expedition training by Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton and Nansen. To this day it is a popular destination for polar expedition preparation.