Mjøsli Lodge – wildlife adventure

Duration: 3 Days

Join this 3-day trip with full focus on wildlife in the territory of wolfs, moose, beavers, roe deers, red fox, red squirrel and birds. Enjoy canoeing, beaver and moose tracking.

 

  • Watch and photograph animals the wild
  • Track animals and look after signs in the nature
  • Try canoeing in a silent lake, go for a hike, collect berries and mushrooms.
  • Chop fire wood and cook lunch by a fire camp
  • Stay three nights in a comfortable guesthouse overlooking Mjøsa, Norway´s largest lake.
  • Learn more about Norway’s wildlife and nature by our skilled guides
  • Local guide and small groups (max 8 persons) for a more genuine experience


Experience wildlife

On our excursion you will get to spend a lot of time out in nature. During daytime we go for interesting hikes and we we try some canoeing.

In 1923 one of the very first conservation of forests in Norway happened where we will bring you. They conserved 3 acres with ancient spruce forest, and some trees were about 200 years old, which is old for a spruce. Several of the giant grains have now fallen, but we still find trees over 100 cm in diameter here.

Also, the longest pilgrim route in Norway, and the main road to Nidaros, todays Trondheim, during the Middle Ages pass through this forest region.

You will stay in a comfortable guesthouse with a veranda with a beautiful view over Mjøsa.

 

Who join these tours?

Anyone is welcome join our trip. Maybe you have an interest of nature and wildlife and enjoy spending the day out in nature and to search for wildlife and birds.

Couples, families with grown up children and solo travelers are all welcome.

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Program

Day 1  Arrival at guesthouse and welcome dinner

We can arrange the 30 minutes transfer from Oslo Airport to Mjøsli Lodge. If you travel by car you can drive directly to the guesthouse and meet us there. Meet our guide Raymond.

Welcome dinner at the lodge. Enjoy the fresh air and views of the lake.

Day 2  Forest hiking

Go for a morning walk if you like and then enjoy a late breakfast at the veranda.

On this trip’s initial outing our guide will take you for a walk in ”urskogen”. Here we may find tracks and signs of them while we learn about the inhabitants of our old forests. Moose, Beavers, Wolves and Bears all live here, and we are visiting their home. We search for paw prints, droppings, killed prey and other tracks that can prove that animals are nearby.

There is a lot to see on a forest walk.

During July, August or September the forest floor is covered in berries and mushrooms of all kinds. Pick as much as you like.

We return to the guesthouse where we will serve a lunch – local food – Innlandstapas. There will be some free time in the afternoon to relax, spend time in the hot tub or sauna, or go for a hike or ride bike.

We return to the guesthouse after sunset late at night.

Day 3  Beaver watching and canoe trip

After breakfast our guide will take you for a canoe trip at the lake Lysjøen. Here it is ideal to search for Beavers and other wildlife. We usually start out canoeing together and then you are free to explore the lake on your own.

You can go for a hike in the woods, explore the lake by canoe, go for a wild swim, go birdwatching, pick endless amounts of berries in season, mushrooms and edible plants, meditate among tall trees, chop firewood or just hang out by the camp fire with the others.

We will prepare lunch together at the camp fire at Lysjøen. Remember to bring marshmallows 😉

Enjoy the rest of this afternoon by Lysjøen or go for a hike in the surroundings.

Other wildlife seen around this lake is Moose, Roe deer, Red fox, Badger, Wild boar, Mink, eagle, rabbit, forest birds and squirrel.

Return to the guesthouse in time for dinner. Enjoy the night and sunset at Mjøsli.

Day 4  Departure

Breakfast at the veranda. Free morning to explore on your own. Lunch at the guesthouse.

When you are ready to leave we take you back to Oslo Airport.


Price (min. 6 participants)

NOK 7900,- per person

Single room supplement NOK 1500,-

What’s included?

  • 3 nights at guesthouse in double/twin room
  • 3 x breakfast
  • 2 x lunch
  • 3 x dinner
  • Guided excursions
  • Canoes and bouyancy vests
  • Transfer by van from Oslo Airport.

 

When can I do this?

Departures on selected Thursdays – Sundays during June – September 2019.

 

Localization

30 minutes from Oslo Gardermoen Airport

Budalsvegen 39
2338 Espa

GPS coordinates: 60.50061º N, 11.25498º Ø

 

Small groups for more genuine experiences

Minimum 6 and maximum 8 participants per guide.

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Bookings and cancellations

When you make a request, we will send you a confirmation by email within 24 hours. When your booking is confirmed we will send you an invoice and ask for a 20 percent deposit payment. This deposit is due within 7 days after the booking is made. The remaining payment is due 30 days before the tour starts.

  • Cancellations between 45 days and 15 days before arrival will be charged at 50% of the booking’s total amount.
  • Cancellations within 14 days of arrival will be charged at 100% of the booking’s total amount.
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