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Glacier hike Austre Okstindbreen

Bodø Fjellføring offers glacier tours on Austre Okstindbreen. Join us and experience crevasses up close, learn how the glacier is formed and how to use ice axes and crampons.

Just 1.5 hours from Mo i Rana, the journey to Austre Okstindbreen begins. Here awaits a day of exploring the largest outlet glacier of Okstindbreen. We organize tours from June to September when the road to Austre Kjennsvatnet is open.

What can you expect?

Booking a guided tour to Austre Okstindbreen with Bodø Fjellføring ensures you have a qualified guide who prioritizes your experience and safety. After meeting the guide at the shelter on Leirbekkhaugen, we distribute glacier equipment and head towards the glacier. Bring a backpack where you can fit crampons, harness, helmet, and ice axe. Note that this tour takes place in the high mountains, and it's often colder on the glacier. Therefore, you must bring clothes and equipment as mentioned in the gear list below, even on warm summer days.

There's a 300-meter ascent from the parking lot, a bit inward before descending about 100 meters to the glacier, which takes about 1.5 hours. The glacier tour itself is adapted to the group and weather conditions but typically lasts 2-4 hours. On the way back, we enjoy the view of the glacier and safely make our way back to the car.

With an experienced glacier guide from Bodø Fjellføring, we tailor an unforgettable day on the glacier for you and your friends. Or perhaps you're a company looking for an extra exciting corporate outing?

Where: Austre Okstindbreen

When: June - September

Group: Maximum 6 people per guide. For larger or smaller groups, please contact us.

Price: From 2000,- NOK per person for 4 or more participants.


Practical information

Meeting Point

From Mo i Rana, drive on E12 towards Sweden. At Umbuktskardet, turn off onto the marked road towards Kjennsvatnet for 45 km. A couple of kilometers after Kjennsvasshytta, there is a marked parking lot to the right at Leirbekkhaugen, next to a small shelter.


  • Glacier guide

  • All necessary glacier equipment: rope, harness, crampons, ice axe, and helmet

Not included

  • Transportation

  • Food and drinks

  • Accommodation

Equipment List

  • Hiking boots that cover the ankles

  • Packpack with some extra room

  • Wind and waterproof outerwear, even on warm summer days

  • Hat, gloves, and mittens

  • Down jacket / wool sweater

  • Packed lunch and drinks

  • Sunglasses


The tour starts just a few kilometers from the DNT cabin Kjennsvasshytta. We recommend staying overnight here when taking the tour. Book in advance to secure your spot. There are also several nice camping opportunities along the road.

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