Into the Ice – Stories of a Polar Hero
Go on a 'mini-expedition' and discover one of the greatest figures in polar history during this excursion from Hammerfest to nearby Mount Salen.
Learn more about polar explorer and chef Adolf Lindstrøm and the expeditions he was a part of
Become a polar explorer yourself and join a mini-expedition to the top of Mount Salen
Help plant a flag at the summit of Mount Salen
Taste some of Lindstrøm’s favorite dishes
Winter (Nov - Mar)
Level 4: Hard
1 hour, 45 minutes
Meals on the trip: Favorite Lindstrøm dishes, including 'steak à la Lindstrøm', and hotcakes. Clothes/Footwear: Wear hiking shoes and warm, wind-proof clothing. Special clothing, walking sticks, and spikes are provided. The mini-expedition is on uphill terrain, but not steep. Participants must be in good physical condition.
Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm was a chef and explorer from Hammerfest whom participated in all the expeditions that nurtured Norway’s status as an important nation of polar exploration. Lindstrøm joined Nansen, Amundsen, and Sverdrup on their famous expeditions to both the North and South Poles. He sailed through the Northwest Passage and around the American continent. No Norwegian had more experience in Arctic and Antarctic areas.
Learn about this remarkable polar legend on this excursion, which begins with a bus trip from Hammerfest pier to 'Framheim' (a large, cozy tent with a fireplace), which is named after the Amundsen expedition camp at the South Pole on nearby Mount Salen. After donning warm clothes we launch our own mini-expedition by foot to the top of the mountain and get a sense of being outdoors in the Arctic. We will plant a Norwegian flag at the summit and then return to 'Framheim' for a taste of Lindstrøm’s favorite recipes.
Disembarking port: Hammerfest
Embarking port: Hammerfest
Available from: November 8 – March 22
Meals during the excursion: Favorite Lindstrøm dishes, including 'steak à la Lindstrøm', and hotcakes
Clothes/Footwear: Wear hiking shoes and warm, wind-proof clothing; special clothing, walking sticks, and spikes are provided
The mini-expedition is on uphill terrain, but not steep
Participants must be in good physical condition
Minimum age: 16 years old, and must be with a parent
Note: Not available January 1, December 24, 25 & 31