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Cabin to cabin in Skjækra

Take a trip to Norway’s geographic center and Blåfjella – Skjækerfjella National Park. Here you hike from cabin to cabin and experience the perfect winter landscape, mountains, lakes and hiking. Try it!

Tour description
Park at Lustadvatnet in Ogndalen, 40 km from Steinkjer city center, follow the marked winter trail to Norway’s geographical center. There are some hills at the beginning of the trail, but the terrain will soon even out and you will be able to hike with more ease in the mountains. The trail up to the midpoint is winter marked, but from there winter markings stops. Skjækerhytta is located about 1 km from the center point. From the parking lot and up to the cabin there are 9 km and takes approx. 2 hours (uptime). Take a side trip to Norway’s geographic center.

Skjækerhytta belong to Snåsa Fjellstyre and is located at the north western end of Skjækervatnet/Skjæker Lake with Skjæker massif in the southeast. From the cottage there are great views of Skjækervatnet and Snåsa’s highest peak; Skjækerhatten – 1139 meters above sea level

After a good night’s sleep, the trip continues to Skjækerosstu located in the south end of Skjækervatnet. One can choose to go on the west side of Skjækervatnet or combine this trip with a hike and go on the east side of the lake. From Skjækerhytta and Skjækerosstu it is a nice day trip up to both Skjækerhatten and Løysmundhatten.

Steinkjer forests – Ogndalsbruket KF hires out Skjækerosstu, with Blåfjella – Skjækerfjella National Park as its closest neighbour. The cabin is located at the end of Skjækervatnet. Here is the view to the lake, Skjækerhatten and the national park. Quiet, gentle hills surround the cabin to the west, north and east, and somewhat steeper challenges to the south. In short, hiking to suit most people. You can also choose to use Lågvassbua located just off the low water between Skjækerosstu and Mokk farm, an hour’s walk from Skjækerosstu and Skjækerhytta.

When you returning home you can choose to go to the parking lot at Lustadvatnet or go down to Mokk farm, 11 km. The landscape here is gentle and nice to walk in, the last part down to Mokk has some hills. Here you can eat a good dinner and take an extra night. Mokk Farm offers transportation back to the car.

Practical information
3 day trip.

Price: NOK 1350
Extra night: NOK 650

The price includes: cabin rental for two nights.

Skjækerhytta has 4 beds.
Skjækerosstu has 8 beds.
Lågvassbua has 6 beds.

The cabins have fully equipped kitchens. There are pillows and duvets to the number of beds in Skjækerosstu and Lågvassbua.Take bed linen/sleeping bag. There are matresses and pillows in Skjækerhytta, but take sleeping bags with you.

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