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Our History

Vidda Explorer AS started in 2023 with the aim of offering intimate guide services and experiences in Rjukan and the surrounding area. We mainly focus on small groups and individual travelers on day trips, but can also take on larger assignments and events in Norway and internationally.

Our certified nature guides are trained to take you out into nature, convey the history of the area, manage safety and preserve the environment.

Vidda Explorer AS is a member of Visit Rjukan.

We happily co-operate with other local businesses such as:

Intersport Rjukan – For all our outdoor equipment needs, including new bikes and highest quality snowshoes for our activities.

Our logo is inspired by Roald Amundsen’s expedition compass that he took to the South Pole (he trained beforehand in Hardangervidda), as well as the unique shapes and colors we find in Telemark. Design by


Fridrik Pall Fridriksson
Managing Director & Guide

In November of 2020, Fridrik decided to start a new adventure in Rjukan and moved to the beautiful Vestfjorddalen. The desire to offer guide services and tours in the area has been on his mind ever since he visited for the first time in 2018 on a bike trip to Gaustatoppen.

Fridrik is a Certified Natureguide through the Norwegian Natureguide Association and has education as an Arctic Nature Guide from UiT in Svalbard. He started his career within guiding in Longyearbyen and has since 2013 been guiding daytrips and expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Additionally Fridrik is certified as a skipper, Wilderness First Responder, authorized Svalbard Guide, and a Senior Polar Guide through PTGA.