Stay in the heart of the mountain wilderness with a variety of hiking opportunities, whether you want to walk on foot, climb high peaks, or go small game hunting. If you’re hiking along the Nordland Route, this is a good place to stay overnight.

Stekvasselv Farm is beautifully situated in the mountain wilderness near Røssvatnet in Hemnes. The area is a paradise for outdoor activities all year round, whether you come with family or friends. In the summer, you can hike along marked trails around Okstindan, go on a glacier tour – or perhaps you prefer small game hunting. In winter, there is great and varied skiing terrain for both ski touring and cross-country skiing.

In late summer and autumn, you can forage for berries and mushrooms in the wild. Mushroom picking is like going on a treasure hunt. You have to search for the goodies, and when you’re standing there in a forest floor covered in golden chanterelles, you forget all the effort. Bring along a berry bucket, basket, knife, and a mushroom guidebook if you’re coming in the fall.

Turgåer med hund ved fjellvann og Okstindan med isbre i bakgrunn Stekvasselv Gård

The terrain is varied with gentle valleys, high mountains, glaciers, and fishing lakes. If you’re hiking all or part of the Nordlandsruta, consider adding a night’s stay at Stekvasselv Farm. The hosts can provide provisions, meals, and transportation to/from the trail (2 km) by arrangement.


There are two houses available for rent, each accommodating up to 10 people and fully equipped with everything needed for self-catering.

Accommodation in a made-up bed – NOK 400 per person per night.
Weekly rate NOK 2400 per person.

Meal service must be arranged in advance as the offer is primarily based on self-catering. As a guest, you can arrange for the purchase of provisions and other goods by agreement.

If you wish to fish for your own dinner, you can rent a boat or canoe. In winter, you can go ice fishing. Did you know that Røssvatnet is Norway’s second-largest lake?


Nordvassveien 485, Bleikvasslia

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There are airports in Mo i Rana and Mosjøen with several daily departures from Bodø or Trondheim, and the Nordland Line has a station at Bjerka. Locally, there is a bus route from Mo i Rana to Korgen. Stekvasselv Gård can pick you up at Bjerka or in Korgen. Contact them to arrange pickup.

If you are coming by car from the north, take the exit from E6 in Korgen towards Bleikvassli and then onwards towards Røssvatnet.

If you are coming from the south, the ‘Villmarksveien’ (Wilderness Road) is recommended, with an exit from E6 just north of Majavatn towards Fiplingdal and Hattfjelldal, and then onwards to Bleikvassli along the west side of Røssvatnet.

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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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