Wilderness living in Børgefjell national park

Remote, rugged and wild are three words that perhaps characterise Børgefjell best. The park’s remote and rugged landscape of granite peaks, tumbling waterfalls, birch clad valleys, marshland and lakes provide a dramatic, varied and rugged terrain. The National Park is home to the rare Arctic Fox, European Brown Bear, Lynx, Wolverine, moose, Golden eagle and Snowy owl.

Season: 15th of July to 1st of September

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    5 days / 4 nights

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    4-10 participants

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Tour Operators

  • Kent Mikkelsen


Day 1

This morning you will take the train from Trondheim Airport (TRD) to Namsskogan station if you haven`t pre-booked a pick up at the airport. Kent Mikkelsen will pick you up at the Namsskogan train station.
Kent`s phone number is: +47 932 60 776

At noon you will arrive Røyrvik and your guide Kent Mikkelsen will welcome you with a cup of coffee/tea at the Børgefjell National park exhibition and let you know about the nature and culture in the area.

A 10 min drive will take us to Vaegkie a wonderful location of the indigenous Sami people. We will have a light lunch of local produce before we have a tour-brief and start packing our equipment.

This evening we will be introduced to Sami food and culture around the fire before we go to bed in the gamme (traditional Sami hut built of wood and turf). Our bed is traditional style: our sleeping bags laid on top of reindeer fur covering a layer of thin branches of birch.

Day 2

After a nice breakfast around the fire in the gamme  we head for the wilderness.
30 minutes by car and 20 minutes by boat across the lake Namsvatnet will take us to the border of Børgefjell national park.
From here it´s just us – and the wilderness.

Our wilderness experience starts with a 5km (1,5 hours) hike to our basecamp and canoes.  We start slowly as the first 2,5 kilometres along the Storfossen (The Big Waterfall) is as steep as it is stunningly beautiful.

Arriving basecamp at Djupvatnet (Deep Lake) this afternoon we rig our tents, roll out our sleeping bags, enjoy the silence – and start to prepare our dinner. From this point we will enjoy the outdoors and have two nights sleeping in a lavvo (tipi) or expedition tents.

Day 3- 4

Wake up with the smell of fresh bålkaffe (coffee prepared on the campfire) that you either can have ”in bed” or around the campfire.

On day 3 and 4 we let our interests and the weather decide what the day will bring. We have lots of options for both fishing, canoeing, hiking, wildlife watching in the national park. Kent know this place as his own pocket and will take you to the best fishing and secret spots of Børgefjell. We will prepare our food over open fire.

Day 4

In the afternoon we will brake up camp and start moving back to civilization. After 1 hour trekking, 30min by boat and 20 min by car we reach Røyrvik Gjestegård (Røyrvik Guesthouse/hotel). A warm shower, a good meal, tour brief and then chill out.

Day 5:

08:00 Waking up to a nice breakfast at Røyrvik Gjestegård
10:00 Drive to Namsskogan train station.

NB! If you are not extending your vacation in Trøndelag/Norway you should book a flight home with departure after 16:00 (4PM) this day.