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FJORD HIKING TRIP – Mount Oksen

This full day hiking tour will take you to the most scenic mountain in Hardangerfjord, Fjord Norway.
Mount Oksen is 1241m high and we will take you off the beaten path to spectacular views over four Fjords from the top!

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Fjord hikes in Norway are a popular activity nearly all year round.

On this full day Fjord hiking tour up Mt Oksen we will take you off the beaten track, into some of the most scenic mountains in Hardangerfjord  has to offer. With its to 1241m Mt. Oksen  offers a spectacular view over four Fjords from the top.

The Mt. Oksen trail begins in Tjoflot and starts by winding its way up and through some beautiful native forest.

After a fairly challenging start and a demanding climb, the trail opens out above the treeline. There you start to get a glimpse of the spectacular views coming ahead.

The higher you go the more rewarding the view.

Reaching the top at 1241m you are rewarded with 360 degree views of Samlafjorden, Sørfjorden, Eidfjorden and Granvinsfjorden, as well as panoramic views on the mountain ridge surrounding Voss and Norway's third largest glacier Folgefonna.

Please note that Mt Oksen is a demanding hike that requires a good level of fitness and appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn.

The trail climbs straight up 990m from the car park.

There are no dangerous passages along the trail but there are two particularly steep parts between 400m and 600ml and towards the top again at 800m. One of the best Fjord hikes in Norway when you are in the area of Hardangerfjord, off the beaten track!

Location

Mt. Oksen

Season

Jul - Oct

Price per adventurer

1 280 NOK Child | 1 422 NOK Youth
1 580 NOK Adult

Hike Poles, guide + transport

Included

Duration

7 hours
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Difficulty

Demanding

Requirements

7+ years

Recommendation

This tour is suitable for fit hikers with some experience.
Details

For Hike to Mt. Oksen

Itinerary

  1. Check-in at our Outdoor Base 10 minutes before your scheduled time
  2. Gear up
  3. Shuttle to the starting point at Hardangerfjord
  4. Safety instructions
  5. Hit the trails!
  6. Lunch
  7. Hike back
  8. Shuttle back to our Outdoor Base in Voss



Guest requirements

  • +7 years old (the guardian signs waiver for minors)
  • Good fitness level (tour includes over 3hrs of uphill hiking)
  • Good physical health

Before your trip, please inform us or your guide of any medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy, etc.

 WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

  • Appropriate footwear i.e approach shoes or hiking boots
  • Small backpack
  • Plenty of water for the whole day
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat
  • Waterproof Jacket

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Professional guide
  •  Transport from Voss to Hardangerfjord and back 
  • A real mountain tour into the Fjords in Western Norway

SEASON PERIOD

July until October

TRIP TIMES
09:30 am – Tuesdays

Note:
If you are a group of three or more persons and would like to arrange a departure on different week day, please contact us via email the form below on this page.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scenic view of the mountains surrounding  you
  • Unique overlook of 4 fjords from the top
  • If very lucky, you may spot some Reindeer grazing by on your way up
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Still have questions?

FAQ

What should I bring with me for a hiking tour?

Before your activity, you will receive a detailed list of recommended items to bring, including appropriate clothing and gear for the activity.

For hiking tours, attire should be weather-appropriate and might include:

- Appropriate footwear
- Small backpack
- Plenty of water for the whole day
- Lunch
- Sunscreen
- Sunhat
- Water repellent jacket
- Set of extra clothes, e.g. socks, shirt etc.

Regarding weather conditions:
Hiking is fantastic whether it's sunny or rainy! However, in case of forecasted storm the tour might need to be rescheduled for safety reasons.

What is the best time of year to go hiking?

We kick of our hiking season in July, continuing until the end of October.

Do I need experience to go hiking?

This hiking trip demanding. It requires good physichal health, but not prior experience. As long as you do not shy away from hiking uphill, you are fully qualified for this trip.

Do I need to be physically fit to go hiking?

For everyone joining us on a this hiking adventure, we suggest being in good physical shape.

If you have any medical concerns but still want to join the trip, it's always wise to consult with your doctor beforehand. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities.

Keep in mind, that this hike features over 900m of elevation gain.

Should I tip my guide?

Tipping isn't customary in Norway, as it is e.g. in the USA. Our guides put in considerable effort to ensure your experience is both enjoyable and safe, maintaining the high standards set by Outdoor Norway.

While tipping is recognized as a standard practice in the industry and is always welcomed, it's never an obligation. It's entirely up to your discretion whether you choose to leave a tip. Your appreciation for the service provided is greatly valued either way.

Can I leave my bag/luggage at the base?

Yes absolutely, that's not an issue at all.

We have shelves available for storing your belongings while you're out on a tour. Rest assured, there's always a member of our staff present at the base, so your items will be securely looked after— nothing goes missing on our watch!

Where does the trip start?

The trip starts from the Outdoor Norway Base at lake Vangsvatnet. From there, you will be shuttled to the starting point of the hike, and shuttled back after the hike.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes.

Upon joining any activity, a waiver acknowledging risks must be read and signed. For minors, a parent or guardian is required to sign the waiver.

Meeting point

Summer Outdoor Shop address:
Evangervegen 14
5704 Voss
Norway