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The Arctic E-Fatbike Challenge to the Top of Finland

Join an unique multi-day e-fatbike tour in Finnish Lapland to the top of Halti Fell (1328 m), the highest point of Finland! Pedal a powerful electric fatbike on snow, enjoy the challenge and the rewarding views also across the border deep in Norway, too!

1 week and 1 day CHALLENGING

Finland’s wild northwesternmost corner, known as “the Arm” (Finnish: Käsivarsi)”, offers the most mountainous scenery in the whole of Finnish Lapland. Halti Fell, the highest peak of Finland (1328 m), can be reached on electric fatbike in April, when the crust usually makes the snow rideable. It takes some 55 kms of cycling to reach the top of Halti from the tour’s starting point, Kilpisjärvi village. This might not appear a huge distance, but the Arctic conditions and the gentle-yet-long ups and downs make it a proper challenge. The route across the endless snowfields follows a snowmobile track. This is a safe once-a-lifetime trip for the adventurous traveler not afraid for the physical effort!

Meeting points

Lapland Hotel Kilpis reception, 14206 Käsivarrentie
99490, FI

Pickup options

We offer pick up to the following places for this activity:

  • Tromsø, Norway

What's included?

Transportation from/to Tromsø (only if requested)

Accommodation in a double room in Kilpisjärvi (2 nights)

Dormitory accommodation in the wilderness huts (5 nights)

Meals mentioned in the itinerary

Premium electric fatbike rental and gear, such as helmet

Touring sled rental (adapted to the fatbike)

Wilderness skiing equipment rental

English speaking wilderness guide's services and storytelling

Snowmobile & sled backup from Kilpisjärvi, if needed for any reason

Satellite telephone (in case of emergency)

What's excluded?

Flights to/from Tromsø, Norway (the closest airport)

Lunch on first and last day of your trip (please see Itinerary)

Alcoholic beverages

What do i need to bring?

Participants must arrive prepared with suitable clothing for cold, changeable weather. Layers required. Please note that weather conditions change very quickly. A detailed clothing and equipment list will be sent to you when you book your trip. All personal clothing and equipment should fit into 50 liter waterproof duffel bag.

Please note

Minimum height of 155 cm for the smallest electric fatbike (size S).

Please note, that a standard adventurer's set on Halti e-fatbike trail in Lapland is a premium e-fatbike and an personal sled attached to it. The agile sled contains the rider's sleeping bag, food, etc. items. How ever, depending on terrain, group size, snow conditions or other solid reasons, the set up also could be different regarding to sled. Bliss adventure guide will always use his or her best judgement to keep the exploring smooth, beautifully strenuous!

Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are many areas in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area without a proper coverage.

Cancellation Policy

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 14 days or less before event.

Day 1: Pick up from Tromsø, Norway to Kilpisjärvi, Finland (D)

  • Arrival to Kilpisjärvi village which sits at the foot of iconic Saana Fell
  • Accommodation check-in
  • Briefing and equipment check
  • Time schedule allowing, an optional visit to the Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre for Nature (independently)
  • Meetup dinner in the evening

Day 2: Kilpisjärvi – Kuonjarjoki (B, L, D)

  • The Arctic e-Fatbike Challenge starts in the morning
  • First day we will ride across several frozen fell lakes where the icy deck can be over 100 cm thick
  • In Käsivarsi Wilderness Area route crosses over national borders (no passport required), a complimentary though brief visit in Norway, that is ;)
  • Lunch at Saarijärvi Wilderness Hut near the Norwegian border
  • Overnight stay in Kuonjarjoki Wilderness Hut

Day 3: Kuonjarjoki – Pihtsusjärvi (B, L, D)

  • After Kuonjarjoki the route takes the cyclist over the wild fell highlands where in visibility can reach close to 100 kms
  • Lunch at Meekonjärvi Wilderness Hut
  • Along the way, we will visit the Pihtsusköngäs Falls, which are 17 meters high (and frozen by that time), a distinctive nature's formation in the area
  • Overnight stay in Pihtsusjärvi Wilderness Hut

Day 4: Pihtsusjärvi – Halti (B, L, D)

  • Route starts to ascend towards to Halti Fell
  • Lunch at Halti Wilderness Hut
  • In the afternoon, we will try reach to the highest point in Finland, 1328 metres above sea-level, on e-fatbikes (without touring pulks)
  • Overnight stay in Halti Wilderness Hut

Day 5: Halti – Meekonjärvi (B, L, D)

  • In the morning, there is another change to attempt to the top, if it was not possible the day before
  • Afterwards, we will start to descent the same route back
  • Lunch at Meekonjärvi Wilderness Hut
  • In the afternoon, guided wilderness skiing day tour (without touring pulks and fatbikes)
  • Overnight stay in Meekonjärvi Wilderness Hut

Day 6: Meekonjärvi – Termisjärvi (B, L, D)

  • Today we will be first cycling (15 km) and after lunch skiing (5 km)
  • Luch at Kuonjarjoki Wilderness Hut
  • Wilderness skiing through the breathtaking Salmikuru gorge until Termisjärvi (electric fatbike will be tied into your touring pulk)
  • Overnight stay in Termisjärvi Wilderness Hut

Day 7: Termisjärvi – Kilpisjärvi (B, L, D)

  • Route descents from the wild fell highlands back to the village of Kilpisjärvi
  • Lunch along the way to Kilpisjärvi
  • Arrival back to Kilpisjärvi and equipment maintenance
  • Accommodation check-in
  • Sauna on the shore of Lake Kilpisjärvi. Chance to try ice swimming.
  • The Arctic E-Fatbike Challenge Completion Dinner

Day 8: Drop off from Kilpisjärvi, Finland to Tromsø, Norway (B)


B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

D = Dinner


Weather permitting. Bliss Adventure reserves the right to make changes to the tour program, any time without prior notice.

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Duration:

1 week and 1 day

Booking in advance:

Booking in advance: 1 weeks

Physical difficulty level:

CHALLENGING

Please note:

Minimum age of passengers is: 18

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