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Musk Ox Safari in Norway - 7 Days

Musk Ox Safari in Norway

Walking Trip to Find Musk Ox and Other Norwegian Wildlife

This 7-day Musk Ox Safari in Norway is moderately paced and available on request. It is a walking safari in the Norwegian wilderness where you will explore the forest and mountain range of the Fulufjellet National Park in the east of Norway, beside the Swedish border. The Park contains Elk andMusk Ox as well as Norway's four large predators: Brown Bears, Gray Wolves, Eurasian Lynx, and Wolverines.

As for birdlife, on this Norwegian wildlife adventure there are also Golden Eagles, Hawk Owls, Capercaillies, several different grouse species, and various passerines such as pipits and Bramblings.

Getting close to nature in the Park on this Musk Ox Safari in Norway means camping, but that doesn't mean that your accommodation will be basic. You will be staying in a large walk-in tepee-style tent which is split into three rooms - two bedrooms with comfortable camping beds and a large living area. There is an outside sheltered kitchen with a wood-burning stove where all of your locally sourced meals will be cooked.

You also have home comforts such as a shower with warm water, solar panel chargers for your mobile phone and camera and chairs to relax in after a day of exploring.

From time to time we get curious mammals and birds coming to the campsite to inspect what we are doing. Birds such as the Northern Hawk Owl and Serbian Jays are both birds we find come regularly.

The focus of this Musk Ox Safari in Norway is on hiking to experience the natural world, observing its wild animals and their behaviour, but along the way you will also learn about Norwegian folklore, the Vikings and the Sami people. The tour is designed to give you a truly rounded experience of the country, its heritage and natural resources.

Also on the tour, you opt for some added extras such as horse riding, white water rafting and visiting a local Norwegian town if you wish.

Musk Ox Safari in Norway highlights include:

  • Views of some of Norway's iconic large mammals
  • Living close to nature, but in modern comfort
  • Great bird species such as Golden Eagle and Northern Hawk Owl

Want to enjoy a wildlife experience but where the camping is single sex? Have a look at our Elk Safari in Norway.

Alternative Tour Name: Norwegian Wildlife Walking Tour
Day 1
Day 1 - Arrive

This wildlife tour will begin with me collecting you at the airport or another arranged location and then we will travel to Fulufjellet National Park to begin the Norwegian wildlife tour we can then relax have our dinner and go on an evening walk.  

Day 2
Day 2 - Heading to National Park

In the morning we will have our breakfast and set out into the National Park on the first day we will head down to the river this walk will take us through the National park which some parts have a healthy Capercaillie population down by the river we often find bear spoor and scat. We will stop for lunch during the day and learn about Norwegian folklore, once we get back you can relax and then I will prepare dinner. After dinner we can either take a short walk or just relax around the campsite.

Day 3
Day 3 - Elk Watching and More

In the morning we will go for a morning drive this is one of the best times to see Elk, after we get back you can relax or go back to sleep. After breakfast, we will walk up the plateau which will give you a great view of the national park. We will have our lunch and you can learn about Norwegian folklore. After relaxing and we can have dinner, after dinner, we can either have a short walk around to see wildlife or just relax around the campsite (if you are wanting a shower it is best to do that in the evening after the water has had a chance to warm up the water is normally nice and warm).

Day 4
Day 4 - Exploring National Park | Norwegian Folklore

After breakfast we will go to another part of the National Park and explore, we will stop for lunch and learn about Norwegian folklore. Once we get back to camp you can relax and I will make dinner. After dinner we can either relax around the camp or go for a short walk looking for wildlife.

Day 5
Day 5 - Horseback Riding | Wildlife Watching

After breakfast, you can either do an added extra such as white water rafting or horseback riding or we can spend the day in the National park looking for wildlife. We will stop for lunch during the day. In the evening I will make dinner and after that, you can relax around the campsite. At night we will do a night watch sitting looking for wildlife such as Elk, Owls and hopefully bears, we will also use audio of wolf howling to see if we get a response.

Day 6
Day 6 - Walking up the Stream

Normally people start getting tired on the 6th day so you can have a sleep in and after breakfast we will spend time walking up the stream looking for reptiles, amphibian, insects and mammals. We will go back to camp for lunch and relax.  After dinner and a relax it's best to start packing your bags to get ready for leaving the next day. 

Day 7
Day 7 - Depart

We will wake up have breakfast and you will then be returned to the airport to end the Norwegian wildlife tour. 

Wildlife species expected to see:

Norway is one of the last wilderness areas in Europe and is home to a variety of impressive wildlife.

the National Park we will be staying in is home to Elk but unlike a lot of National Parks, it is also home to Norway’s 4 large predators. Brown bears, Wolves, Wolverines, and Lynx.

It also has birds that are only found further North and not really seen much outside of their breeding areas such as the Northern hawk-owl and the Serbian jay which both regularly come to the camp to see what we are doing.

It is also home to birds such as the Capercaillie, Golden eagle, Ravens, and various Passerines just to name a few.

It is also home to a variety of small mammals reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

What is included?

  • Transport to the National Park and back
  • Tent
  • Camp beds
  • Blanket
  • Hot water bottle
  • Camp chairs
  • Food when camping
  • Plates and Cutlery
  • Water purifying tablets
  • First Aid kit
  • Solar panel charger for electronics
  • Portable toilet with tent
  • Solar-powered shower with tent
  • Solar-powered lamps

What is not included?

  • Fights
  • Visa
  • Any kind of insurances
  • Anything that is not menitoned in the itiernary and "what is included"

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Why book with Tistel Willdife Guiding

Tistel Wildlife Guiding offers a budget unique camping safari in Norway with a South African fell, As I was trained in South Africa, I can lead a tour unlike many other guides in Europe. You will also get the chance to see some of the most impressive wildlife to be found in Europe and camp in the middle of the Norwegian wilderness

Does it get dark at night?

We will be near the middle of Norway next to the Swedish border but even here it does not really get dark at night and when it does start to get darker at night you can still see well even without a torch.

Is it Cold?

The days can be warm up to 20 -30 c but nights can go into the minuses so I would take thermals to sleep in and i always bring extra blankets and hot water bottles just in case people would like them.

Do I need to be really fit for this tour?

for this tour all you really need is a general level of fitness. If you are worried about your fitness level I can fit the tour around your needs.

What are the midges like?

The midges are not as bad as some countries such as Scotland but I always take some midge repellent coils with me just in case.

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7 Days

Price & Availability

NOK11,452 / per person
Based on twin/double room
This tour is operated by: Tistel Wildlife Guiding

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Tour Facts

  • Fulufjellet National Park, Trysil, Norway
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Wildlife
  • 1 to 6 pax
  • 7 Days
  • +10 Years
  • June, July and August
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English
  • Oslo Gardermoen Airport
  • Oslo Gardermoen Airport