Experience the beautiful Okstindbreen and Oksskolten with Bodø Fjellføring and join exciting glacier tours and courses in a magnificent glacier landscape. At 1,916 meters above sea level, Oksskolten is Northern Norway’s highest mountain and an impressive sight in a wild and beautiful mountain massif.

Guided hikes

Join an exciting journey through one of Norway’s most beautiful mountain areas with experienced guides from Bodø Fjellføring. Together with the guides, trips to Austre Okstindbreen and Oksskolten become a safe and memorable experience.

Glacier hike on Austre Okstindbreen

Do you dream of walking on a glacier? Then a trip with Bodø Fjellføring to Austre Okstindbreen is an experience you won’t forget. Experience deep-blue crevasses in a magnificent glacier landscape and learn how to use crampons and ice axes. The hike up to the glacier from the parking lot takes about an hour and a half, and on the glacier itself. The guides tailor the tour to the participants, weather, and conditions. It’s not a very demanding trip, but you need to be in decent hiking shape and be prepared to ascend between 500 and 700 meters in a day.

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Oksskolten 1916 moh.

Join us at the roof of Northern Norway, Oksskolten. Standing at 1,916 meters above sea level, it is an impressive mountain covered with glaciers on all sides. Together with the guide from Bodø Fjellføring, you’ll embark on a long and beautiful day in the mountains. The itinerary includes around 1,500 meters of elevation gain, crossing the Austre Okstindbreen glacier, and a steep trail to the summit. This is a long hike that requires good physical fitness and is one of the ‘Seven challenging summit hikes in Helgeland.’

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Glacier course on Austre Okstindbreen

If you want to learn more about safely crossing glaciers on your own, Bodø Fjellføring offers glacier courses for traveling on blue ice (exposed ice) and snow-covered glaciers with skis. Many high peaks in Norway require glacier crossings, and here you can learn the basics for a safe glacier tour with your friends. Over three days, you will learn about using crampons and ice axes, rope team routines and rescue, how to read the glacier, and much more. Experience the joy of safely navigating magnificent, glacier-clad landscapes and gain the knowledge and skills you need for future glacier tours.

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From June to September, glacier tours, trips to Oksskolten, and blue ice glacier courses are offered.
Glacier courses for skiers are available on request from September to June

From Mo i Rana, drive on the E12 towards Sweden. In Umbukta, turn onto the marked road to Kjennsvatnet for 45 km. A couple of kilometers past Kjennsvasshytta, there is marked parking on the right at Leirbekkhaugen. This road is only open during the summer months.



Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Welcome to The Wilderness Road

The Wilderness Road runs through vast and beautiful mountain and nature areas, such as the Børgefjell National Park, Norway’s second-largest lake, Røssvatnet, and the mountain range Okstindan. The latter is home to Northern Norway’s highest peak, Oksskolten (1,916 meters above sea level), and Norway’s most spectacular cabin, Rabothytta (1,180 meters above sea level).

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