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.
Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed
1 hour 45 min
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.