The Giant Pine – Storfurua
Northeast of Røssvatnet lake, in the last hills before you reach the Swedish border, there was once a primeval forest of huge pines. Except for a single giant tree and numerous large tree stumps, that forest is all but gone. Most pines were cut down and used to produce tar,[...] Read the whole story of The Giant Pine – Storfurua
The alpine flora
On a mountain hike, don’t just look at the horizon and the stunning view. Stop occasionally and treat yourself to a very close look at all the things that are growing right by where you’re placing your boot. On your hike you have the opportunity to see several kinds of[...] Read the whole story of The alpine flora
Autumn in the great outdoors!
From August you can pick a bounty of fresh blueberries, lingonberries and even exotic cloudberries on your wilderness hikes. But perhaps our most spectacular time of the year is autumn, when the trees, bushes and heather come alive in the most amazing hues of golden yellow, glowing orange and luminous[...] Read the whole story of Autumn in the great outdoors!
The Okstindan Nature and Culture Park is actively used by Sámi reindeer herders. In fact, our park comprises two reindeer grazing districts. There is a good chance you might spot reindeer in the mountain wilderness, especially on the Okstindan mountain range. In hot weather, reindeer ascend to cooler higher altitudes[...] Read the whole story of Reindeer