Flora and fauna

    Purple saxifrage, Nordland counties flower, growing between rocks in the mountains.

    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

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    Reindeers seen from afar walking as a big group across a green bog, in the mountains during summer.


    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

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