Musk ox safari in Dovrefjell

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Difficulty Level
Medium
Languages
English, Norwegian
Destination
Norway
$
50
79
/ Person
$
35
36
/ Child
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Short Version
This is a guided safari aiming to see the massive Musk ox in it´s natural habitat in Dovrefjell, Norway. You can expect to be closer to the big animals than you usual would, safely in the hands of your professional guide.
 
Highlights
  • Dovrefjell National Park where you can experience the majestic musk ox.
What you can expect
Join professional guides for this exciting safari through the Dovrefjell National Park. This is the only place in Norway and one of few places in the world where you can see this big animal. People describe it as seeing a big brown moving rock. Or several of them.
 
You will experience the impressive Musk ox in it's natural habitat. This is the best way for both you and the animals. You are almost guaranteed to see these magnificent animals, which can weigh up to 400 kilos 

What to expect
By joining this safari, you will get a unique opportunity to see the Musk ox up close, and shoot your own original pictures. With or without a camera, you will never forget this experience. The Musk ox makes an impression on people. There is a good chance for spotting reindeer and mountain grouse to. Our guides are experienced and will give you an introduction to the local fauna and wildlife.

The safari is an easy hike and does not require anything unless you want to bring a camera and perhaps a pair of binoculars, as well as clothing and shoes suitable for the season and weather. Bring a packed lunch and something to drink .

Suitable for:

You pass through a beautiful countryside and it is not particularly demanding. Suitable for people who are used to easy hiking.
Season:
Daily tours during summer season.
Duration:
Approximately 5-7 hours. Bring a packed lunch - coffee will be served.
Clothing/gear:
Remember to bring some extra clothing in your backpack. The weather can be changing in the mountains!
Meeting point:
Oppdal Railway Station by the tourist office at 10 a.m. Participants must bring their own car for transportation (participants that do not have a car must contact us in advance of the trip).
 
What to Bring
  • Bring a packed lunch and clothes according to the weather
  • Transport is not included, You need your own car etc
  • Food and drink
Nanook Experience Category:
Wildlife safari
Nanook Package Type:
Day Tour package
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Rates
Activity Name
Per
Duration
Price
Musk ox safariPerson
$
50
79
Muxk ox safari child 6-15yrsChild
$
35
36
Availability and Schedule
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Dates
Check in Time
Comment
Daily10:00 AMOn request
Terms & Conditions
  • No refund will be provided in case of booking cancellation or no-show.
 
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Moose Safari
Dear Sir, Madam During our journey through West Norway (from 28 May till 10 June) we stay in Oppdal on Wednesday, the 7th of June. My question is: can we join a moose safari that evening and, if so, what are the conditions to join? Looking forward to your answer, I send you my greetins most sincerely Ignace De Temmerman, Belgium Ignace.detemmerman@skynet.be
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Great Experience, but be prepared
It was a great experience to see the musk ox and I would definitely do it again. But, be prepared. It is a full day of hiking, 6-7, hours and it is very muddy and wet. You meet at the Oppdal train station at 10 am and it is about a 30 minute drive to the starting point. The website describes it as an easy hike, but I would call it moderate. The pace is brisk although the guide will stop from time ... more to time to wait for the slower hikers. We were lucky on our way to the musk ox it did not rain. But, the trail was still muddy / wet so come prepared with waterproof hiking shoes. This hike is more muddy / wet and less rocky so at least it is softer on your feet.Once we got to the musk ox after about 2-2.5 hours of hiking, we got to spend about 15-20 minutes seeing the animals from about 200 yards away. There must have been about 15 of them. It was a very cool experience. After that, we hiked for 5 or 10 minutes and stopped for lunch. Our guide brought some coffee and other drinks and some really tasty pastries! He said they were from a local shop that won some pastry contest. They were really good.After about a 15 minute stop for lunch, we hiked back the rest of the way. Unfortunately on the way back, it started to rain and pour. Even though my hiking shoes are gortex, my feet still got wet. We arrived back at the cars around 4:30. There were kids and older adults on this hike so it is doable for a variety of ages, but just know it is a brisk pace and be prepared for all weather!
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Simply Great
Many thanks again, Håkon! The trip with you on Saturday was really great! We enjoyed watching the musk oxes so much, it was a great adventure I would not have wanted to miss. And the information you gave us about the animals during our breaks was very interesting too. Also many thanks for picking us up in Oppdal because we didn`t have a car with us and bringing us back there again. We will recommend ... more you whenever possible because that adventure was simply great! All the best, Heiko + Natalia
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Great Safari
Wonderful walk for 5-6 km. Friendly and knowledgable guide who explained and served coffee and 'boller'. Highly recommended, but follow the recommendations with clothing/mountain-shoes
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A day trip that we will never forget!
This Safari was really special and interesting! The MosK Oxes & Our guide Sigbjørn made this an unforgettable day :-) Beautiful surroundings, Mosk Ox encounters, WOW WHAT AN IMPRESSIVE ANIMAL!!! Sigbjørns knowledge about the animal and plant life added another dimension to this day. This Safari should be on your MUST DO LIST!
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Amazing Sites
The hike was beautiful, we saw several Musk Oxen and our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant...It was a long walk so I would make sure to have appropriate hiking footwear and water and prepare for a long day!
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