Into The Ice: Stories Of A Polar Hero

Get outdoors and discover one of the greatest figures in polar history on this excursion from Hammerfest to nearby Mount Salen.

  • Learn more about polar explorer and chef Adolf Lindstrøm and the expeditions he was on.
  • Become a polar explorer yourself and join us on a mini-expedition to the summit of Mt. Salen.
  • Help plant a flag on the top of the mountain.
  • Taste some of Lindstrøm’s favourite dishes.
  • Direction

    Southbound direction

  • Season


  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration

    1 hour 45 min

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    129 €

  • Notices

    The mini-expedition is on uphill terrain, but not steep. Participants need to be in good physical condition.

Native son of Hammerfest, Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm was a chef and prolific polar explorer. He even joined the likes of Nansen, Amundsen, and Sverdrup on their expeditions to the North and South Poles. Lindstrøm also sailed through the Northwest Passage and around the American continent. No Norwegian had more experience exploring both the Arctic and the Antarctic.  

Today, you’ll follow in Lindstrøm’s footsteps on an expedition of your own. The bus will pick us up at the pier and take us to Framheim, a large tent at Mount Salen’s ‘base camp’ that was named after Roald Amundsen’s base camp at the South Pole.  

After putting on warm clothes, you’ll have the true Arctic expedition experience, travelling by foot to the top of the mountain. Just like those illustrious explorers of yore, we’ll also plant a flag at the peak, and return to Framheim for a taste of Lindstrøm’s favourite recipes. 


  • Disembarking port: Hammerfest
  • Embarking port: Hammerfest
  • Available period: 08 November - 22 March
    • Not available 1 January or 24-25 & 31 December

    • Unfortunately, the excursion has been cancelled in the period of 12th of October 2022 to and including 22st of March 2023. During this period we can recommend: Mountain Hike In Hammerfest

  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meals on the trip: Taste of steak à la Lindstrøm, hotcakes Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Special clothing, walking Clothes/Footwear: sticks and spikes are provided 
  • Note: The mini-expedition is on uphill terrain, but not steep. Participants need to be in good physical condition. 
  • Age limit: 16 years old together with parent