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Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal
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Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal

By Oppdal Safari
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Visit Dovrefjell National Park in search of the elusive Norwegian musk ox on this hiking tour. You can the trail navigation to your guide, focusing your attention on the the park's alpine scenery. You’ll hear about the native flora and fauna as you walk. Your guide knows exactly where and how to spot these huge, docile beasts, giving you the best chance of seeing them in their natural habitat.
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Ages 7-80, max of 20 per group
Duration: 7h
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Norwegian, English
Features animals

Highlights
  • Guide takes the group to the best places to see musk ox
  • Moderate guided hike through Dovrefjell National Park
  • Fantastic views and photo ops as you travel
  • Learn about local flora and fauna

  • Professional guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's not included
  • Food
  • Transportation

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. 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.

Departure details
  • O. Skasliens veg 1, 7340 Oppdal, Norway
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19476P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Bring a packed lunch and something to drink. Lower age limit children is 7 years old
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal
  • Infection Protection and Covid-19. We do our utmost to make it safe to visit us. We follow the rules and regulations from our national health authorities regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. We practice good hand hygiene and frequent use of antibac We keep at leat 1 meter distance to each other We stay home if we should feel sick We clean the equipment for rent between customers If we experience a situation where a guest or employee is suspected of being infected by Covid-19, we will follow the instructions by our health authorities.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal?
Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal price starts from €65.68. Discover and book Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal on Tripadvisor
What is the Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal cancellation policy?
Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal?
Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal is hosted by Oppdal Safari. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Oppdal Safari on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Musk ox Safari in Dovrefjell National Park from Oppdal on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19476P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    O. Skasliens veg 1
    O. Skasliens veg 1, 7340 Oppdal, Norway
    See address & details
  • 1
    Oppdal Safari
    Stop: 6 hours
    We hike through beautiful mountain areas looking for the musk ox
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

MrCPaulsen
MrCPaulsen
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Moskus Safari in perfect conditions
Great moskus Safari in perfect conditions at Dovrefjell. The guide tracked down the animales very fast. Had lots og
axelsteven
axelsteven
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10/10 would do again
The Winter-Photo-Trip with our guide Erlend was fantastic and stunning! We never would've thought to come this clos
vanlaeregeudens
vanlaeregeudens
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Terrible, wrong concept and very poor
The whole concept is completely wrong. The moose safari was terrible. First we meet at Oppdal to drive 50 km on the
Thommas_Voldby
Thommas_Voldby
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Unbelievable nice tour
We had the most wonderful and unbelievable experience as our tour guide Per took us to places with a lot of moose.
Nllgo
Nllgo
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Exceptional tours and highly knowledgeable guides
We booked 2 tours with Oppdal safari and both were excellent. On our first evening in Oppdal we had a private moose
Vacationer653559
Vacationer653559
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Birdwatching oppdal
Birdwatching. Great surroundings Knowledgeable and very nice guide . This is an excellentvarea for mountain bird
garethzim
garethzim
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A morning well spent
We had a morning to spare when staying at Dombas, so booked a birdwatching trip with Rune, who met us at the hotel
Jörg G
Jörg G
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Kudos to our guides
Very nice tour guides Sig-Björn and Stine. Thanks and Kudos to you that we could see musk ox on our safari. It was
linej708
linej708
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Great experience
Did order a guided tour to Snøhetta, but since there was a LOT of wind my guide suggested a musk ox safari. He was
briantV3067LG
briantV3067LG
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Amazing day in the mountains with a fantastic guide.
Had an absolutely amazing day in the mountains. Went on a musk ox safari with Oppdal Safari. We spotted a total of
10irent
10irent
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Magical
I booked an experienced guide named Sigbjørn who contributed to a fantastic experience. The experience was magical
859jannes
859jannes
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Amazing safari
We had an excellent trip with out guide Kim and saw several musk oxes. Couldn’t have had a better guide, she’s frie
C2837PHjane
C2837PHjane
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Great Daytour
We had a wonderful trip with our guide Kim. The trekking was not too difficult, the landscape great and we saw 4 mu
resi_bro
resi_bro
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Interesting tour - would do it again(:
Although the day started with rain and wind we had a great experience from the beginning on. And luckily the weathe
LukasS1105
LukasS1105
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Birding
The mountains at night, impressive and unforgettable birding experience! Very knowledgable guide providing an exper
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Lisa M
London, UK202 contributions
Aug 2022
Highly recommended experience! Our guide Emily was friendly and down to earth and imparted so much interesting information about the muskox as well as the environment and Norway itself. The distance needed to hike to find the muskox will depend on time of year and whether they are further up the mountain. We did around a 16km hike but the stunning countryside and a clear path, with stops along the way made it such a pleasure and resulted in seeing 7 muskox! It's not an ultra easy walk in the park but it wasn't overly challenging if you've got reasonable fitness levels. The national park is a 30-40 minute drive from Oppdal, where the tour starts. Many people join in convoy with their cars to get to the parking area where the hike starts. If you don't have a car you can get a lift with the guide in their van - but you need to notify them in advance to make sure they have space. The meeting point is at Oppdal train station which means its also easy to join from other nearby towns. We got the train from Trondheim (about 1hr 45 mins) which arrived just before the tour started. It's best to organise a return trip after 6pm at the earliest to make sure you make it back in time. Overall one of the highlights of our trip to Norway - highly recommend!
Written 31 August 2022
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Thank you for your awesome feedback! Your thorough review will definitely be helpful for others 😍 We are glad you enjoyed your day with us! ☺️🐃 Kind regards Oppdal safari team
Written 16 September 2022
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anashenwrath
Cape Cod, MA23 contributions
Jun 2022
Hands down my favorite part of our two weeks in Norway. We booked a private musk ox safari, which I highly recommend you do if you can.

Erlend was phenomenal. It honestly didn't feel like a tour; it felt like we had called up a friend while visiting Norway and he had said, "wanna go for a hike today?" We hiked all day, and Erlend made sure we were never uncomfortable or out of our league with the intensity. He was extremely well-versed in the flora and fauna of the area, and clearly loved nature as much as he respected it. He also chatted with us about Norwegian culture and history, and (bless him) he even helped me read the inside of the Kvikk Lunsj package.

Of course ya'll want to know if we saw musk ox, and the answer is yes. We saw two females and a BIG lone male. Erlend kept us at a safe distance, and it was very clear he had great respect for the animals and keeping them comfortable. We got tons of amazing photos! I would say altogether we were within sight of musk ox for about two hours out of the day. We also saw tons of amazing plant life, birds, and even a frog!

I know you want to see musk ox, and I want that for you too. And honestly, I would have been disappointed if we hadn't seen any. That being said, hiking through the absolutely indescribable Dovrefjell mountain range with good company made this tour worth it! And if you listen to your guide and show respect, I'm sure you'll get to see musk ox too! HIGHLY recommend.
Written 5 July 2022
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Thank you for this fantastic response! I am happy to hear that you had such a good time with me! I also enjoyed every second of our tour together, thank you for a nice trip 😊🐃 Welcome back to Dovrefjell 🐃🔙
Written 6 July 2022
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gorneval
Paris, France60 contributions
Oct 2022
We did the excursion with Erlend who is a high quality guide. He was able to give us context on the spot and take great care in introducing us to the muskoxen.
His approach to nature is excellent and we had a wonderful day (although the weather was not ours :) ).

I warmly recommend Oppdal Safari which is an efficient and reliable safari provider.
Written 4 November 2022
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Hi gorneval, thank you for the nice review 😊🐃 Kind regards Oppdal Safari Team
Written 7 November 2022
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Joe
3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Sig was an absolutely fantastic guide for our day's safari in late February 2022 and the day was definitely the highlight of our trip to Trondheim and Oppdal.

Sig ensured we saw a wide range of flora and fauna throughout the day and was a font of knowledge!

We had absolutely glorious weather, topped off by coffee and cinnamon buns with an incredible view.

I would highly recommend Oppdal Safari to anyone and would go back tomorrow if I could...
Written 28 February 2022
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Hello Joe, Thank you very much for your kind words! It warms my heart to hear this from you two. It was a windy and incredible day :-) Welcome back any time, and wish you all the best, Kind regards Sigbjørn (Sig)
Written 10 March 2022
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Emily Y
United Kingdom6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We had the most fantastic day looking for musk ox. We were met by Emily, who was an fantastic guide and extremely knowledgeable about musk ox. With amazing eyesight she spotted the musk ox from quite a distance and safely walked us to an brilliant spot where we were able to watch them graze, while having a picnic. She also gave us a fabulous insight into Norwegian way of life. She is clearly a very professional mountain guide and we really enjoyed her great company and wit.
We were on a private tour which was very good value for the day. I would highly recommend this safari tour company. You will have a very memorable day.
Written 6 September 2022
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Hi Emily, thank you for your great review and recommendation! ☺️ We are glad you enjoyed your safari🐃🏔️ Kind regards Oppdal safari team
Written 16 September 2022
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Raphaël
2 contributions
Jul 2021
I highly recommend this tour. I went with two friends to Oppdal and we booked 2 days of Musk Ox Safari and 2 evenings of Moose Safari. We took our cameras and telelenses with the aim to take great shots of these impressive animals. The 2 days observing Musk Ox were over our expectations which were quite high! Sig, our guide, was just awesome: he knew exactly how to approach and observe the Musk Ox (we saw more than 30) and we managed to take great pictures. In addition to that Sig knows a lot about the surrounding nature which is a big plus. For the Moose Safari, we didn't see much the first day but luckily the second day was a lot better and Sig managed to find amazing spots to watch the Moose ( we saw more than 20)! Great shots and memories. Big thanks to Sig who made this experience unique and perfectly tailored to our expectations!
Written 19 July 2021
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fviglion
Grenoble, France15 contributions
Jun 2022
I had a very good hiking day in the national park. There were about 35 people booked for the day so the group has been split in two of 18. Our guide Emily was very informative and at the same time entertaining. She gave us a lot of details about the musk ox and the other wildlife living in the area. We have seen a white-tail eagle (very far), few golden plovers (very close), and obviously few musk ox (from a safety distance). The hike is quite easy, and the guides make sure that the pace is good foe the entire group.

For safety reasons, it is needed to keep a large distance (at least 200m) from the musk ox. Therefore, if you want to take pictures, bring in your longest lens! Thanks to Emily's advices, at the end of the day I could get slightly closer (but still safe!!) and get few good picture of a musk ox on a patch of snow (see attached).

The terrain is quite wet (the fact that the day before had rained a lot didn't help), so water-proof shoes are strongly suggested, especially if you want to roam a bit out of the beaten track!
Written 17 July 2022
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Thank you very much for your in depth review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us🌞🐃 Have a nice summer!
Written 19 July 2022
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Aaron Sanders
4 contributions
Feb 2022
My brother and I did one overnight camp and then did 2 more day hikes with Oppdal Safari and would definitely do it again! Everything needed for camping (sleeping bags, role mats, etc) was provided by Oppdal Safari and we helped transport equipment into the mountains on a Pulk pulled behind us; this is something we had never done before, but it was fun to try and not too difficult.

Our guide (Erlend) was incredibly knowledgeable and made the trip very enjoyable and interesting. Throughout the hike he would point out a multitude of different plants, animals and tracks; he also gave us an insight into understanding the direction an animal (in this case a fox) had travelled by looking at its tracks in the snow. Each hike was better than the last as we learnt more, saw more and had better encounters each time.

When it came to seeing the Musk Ox, we wanted to focus our trip around photographing them and the landscape around them, and Erlend definitely delivered!
He found us Musk Ox on every single trip and managed to get us into the best positions to capture the images we wanted, without disturbing the animals.

The whole experience was very professional and friendly and we have come back with the images we had hoped to get.
Written 8 March 2022
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Thank you very much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to be your guide. Hope to see you both again one day 😁
Written 9 March 2022
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martagb88
Madrid, Spain37 contributions
Feb 2021
Fantastic day trip to enjoy both a beautiful snowshoe hike and the sight of these incredible and impressing animals: musk oxen. Dovrefjell is not only a place to visit in summer, but also in winter/spring when there is snow but the temperatures start to get milder and closer to 0 degrees Celsius.

The guide, Sig, took care of all the group, paying attention that everyone was able to keep the pace, telling interesting and funny infos here and there, and he speaks perfect English for foreigners like me. He also did his best to find the oxen, and he did!! So we had a beautiful encounter with these animals, in a beautiful scenery, which was the perfect end to a great day. Just hiking up, with the sun coming out of the clouds, had been actually enough to give this tour 5 stars.
Written 1 March 2021
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Erik V
60 contributions
The surroundings were beautiful and we managed to see one ox, be it from far away. But that's wildlife. Our guide, Magnus, was very friendly but we felt that he focused too much on the fastest participants and did not care too much about the slower : us. My wife is small and 4000 steps by Magnus were 6000 steps by her. So we were lagging behind and when the terrain was difficult we had to figure out by ourselves were to go. It was also pretty demotivating to see the group going further away all the time.
Written 22 July 2021
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Dear Erik V. Thank you for your feedback. We will take notice of this and discuss it in our team - of course you should not end up going far behind the guide! Good to hear that you enjoyed the musk ox and the surroundings :-) Wish you a still good holiday.
Written 27 July 2021
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