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Musk Ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal

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Overview
Take an moderate 5- to 7-hour hike through Dovrefjell National Park in search of the magnificent wild musk ox. From your experienced guide, learn how to look for these woolly, hardy, cold-weather beasts and gain insight into local flora and fauna as you walk. There might also be a chance to see reindeer and mountain grouse during the hike if we are lucky. The hike is suitable for most people who are used to moderate hiking.
Highlights
  • Guide takes the group to the best places to see musk ox
  • Leisurely guided walk through Dovrefjell National Park
  • Fantastic views and photo ops as you travel
  • Coffee provided to go along lunch you've packed 
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in Oppdal in the morning, then drive independently to the start of the hike at the entrance to Dovrefjell National Park. Bring extra layers of clothing to accommodate the changing weather, as well as your own lunch. For the next five to seven hours, follow your guide on the park's trails, keeping an eye out for mountain grouse and reindeer. Enjoy the peace and quiet and the spectacular scenery, punctuated by your guide's commentary on the local flora and fauna. You'll head for the best possible spots to see the musk ox, planned in advance by your guide. These huge animals may first appear as brown rocks—until they move. Learn about the animals' biology and behavior while getting as close as safety allows for great photos. Midday, take a break to enjoy the lunch you've brought and coffee provided by your guide.
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Important Information
Departure Point
O. Skasliens veg 1, 7340 Oppdal, Norway
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Bring a packed lunch
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful trip with very informative guides. Our 11yo and 9yo came with us. Our guide Johan stressed safety and success We saw multiple Musk ox on the trip. Wear comfortable shoes. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank chadm1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got very lucky and saw a group of very active musk ox including a calf after a moderate hike. Our guide, Kim, was super cool and very knowledgable. She focused on the safety of everyone taking part in the tour. We were able to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fiishnchips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the guide was very nice and extremly knoledgable. he was very patient and cared that all the pepole will enjoy, and more than all he cared about nature and the annimals wellbeing. we really enjoyed seeing those rare animals. and thank you for the opportunity.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Yaron_alm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide was very professional and very careful to safety. We received safety instruction on how to behave in front of these wild animals. Moreover she was always keen do not threaten the animals. There were three binoculars and one telescope available for us, that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank carciofone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a small group of oxen from a relatively close distance after a moderate hike. It was a one of a kind experience which I would thoroughly recommend. The landscape is stunning even if you don't see the animals. Our guide Kim made the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from 127MichelleB | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can travel in the guide's car, if you don't have your own car. But number of people would perhaps be limited to two/three?
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