How to get there:
A good starting point is the small community Mo i Rana.
From here take E-12 (a road that crosses to Sweden) east.
The road curves around north and east of Raudvatnet and
continues south, with the smaller lake Tverrvatnet on its west
(right hand) side. Subsequently, the road climbs up to a pass with
another lake, Umskardtjønna, on the east (left hand side).
There is another, smaller road on the east side of this lake, this
road crosses the main road just south of the lake and heads
south-west. Make a right turn and take this road. Stay on the main
road (right) at a fork just north of Storakersvannet and continue
along the north side of this large lake, then south on its west side.
The road finally leaves the lake and heads south-west, then south-east
and to Vestre Kjennsvatnet. Continue passed the Kjennsvasshytta
(tourist hut) and to the south of Austre Kjennsvatnet. A trail heads
south up the mountain between the two creeks that cross the road running
into Austre Kjennsvatnet. This is a good starting point. Route description:
The trail heads up the mountain and ends near
the end of a glacier, Okstindbreen.
From here we hiked east avoiding the glacier to a couple of small
lakes, Bretjørna, crossing Oksfjellelva just east of the lakes.
This river which drains the main glacier, was quite cold to cross and
The easiest and glacier-free climb would now be to head back west on
the south side of the small lakes, then climb the slope just east
of the glacier, south up near a small creek towards point 1353. From this
point one continues the north ridge of Oksskolten to the summmit.
There are no difficulties long this ridge. Comments:
I did this climb with my friend Ivar.
The peak is quite nice and the view from the summit
breathtaking. There are a number of slightly lower peaks
belonging to the same group, and a significant glacier in
the basin formed between the peaks.
We descended west from the peak and crossed the glacier on our way
back, making a tour the Okstindan. However, hikers should have experience
and equipment for glacier travel in order to do this.