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Musk ox safari at Dovrefjell, Norway - Photo: Nasjonalparkriket Reiseliv
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Musk ox safari at Dovrefjell, Norway Photo: Nasjonalparkriket Reiseliv

Musk ox safaris in Norway

Dovrefjell National Park is the only place in Norway, and one of the few places on earth, where you can see the mighty musk oxen.

Guided summer walking safaris are organised from June to September to see these unkempt, half-ton beasts. The safaris last approximately six hours.

Arctic creatures

Guests are virtually guaranteed an encounter with the shaggy arctic creatures. There is also a fair chance that you will see reindeer and grouse. The experienced guides will also tell you about the plants and wildlife in the Dovrefjell National Park.

The musk ox, who are survivors from the last glacier epoch, are not aggressive, as long as you do not get too close.

Out of consideration for your personal safety and the well-being of the animals, you should maintain a distance of at least 200 metres. The musk ox may seem big and clumsy, weighing between 225 and 400 kilos, but they move fast with a top speed of 60 kilometres per hour.

 

Facts

Where:
Musk Ox Safari - Dovrefjell National Park 

When: 
June – September.
During the winter special safaris can be arranged. You then use skis or snowshoes. Some companies also offer dog sledging safaris.

Prices:
From NOK 250 for adults.

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes
  • Good hiking boots
  • Food and drink

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Last updated:  2013-02-28
Musk ox safari at Dovrefjell, Norway - Photo: Dombås Turistkontor
Musk ox safari at Dovrefjell, Norway

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Musk ox safari at Dovrefjell, Norway - Photo: Nasjonalparkriket Reiseliv

Musk ox safaris in Norway

Dovrefjell National Park is the only place in Norway, and one of the few places on earth, where you can see the mighty musk oxen.

Musk ox safaris in Norway

Source: Visitnorway

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