If you want a nice daytrip up in the mountains, make sure you head to Norway’s Geographical Midpoint. Enjoy the tranquility of nature and recharge body and soul!
Hiking trip to Norway’s geographical center point
For this daytrip up in the mountains, park your car at Lustadvatnet, 40 km from Steinkjer. This is the gateway to Norway’s geographical midpoint and Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park. The path to the Midpoint is marked and paved with railway sleepers. The distance of the midpoint and return is 20 km and takes about 5 hours. During the hikie, you can feast your ayes on the beautiful Skjækerfjella located inside Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park.
When you come into the midpoint we recommend a lunch break in the bivouac where you have the opportunity for a bonfire. After a good lunch break, you head back to your car.
The trail passes through a gently ascending terrain.This hiking trip is well suited for a day trip.
Should you wish to make this an overnight trip or just enjoy a nice dinner, Mokk farm is just 3 km from the car park. There is time to relax and have a shower at Mokk farm before dinner.
It is also possible to book guide for your day trip.
If you want to do something before or after the trip to Norway’s geographical midpoint you can join in: on a Caving trip, a trip to old copper mines or canoeing nearby Mokk Farm.
The geographical midpoint:
The geographical midpoint is launched by the Norwegian Mapping Authority as Norway’s area centroid and is located in Steinkjer. To calculate this point, Norway’s total land area, including islands, apart from Svalbard and Jan Mayen, is taken into consideration. The method can be illustrated by cutting Norway’s map along national borders and along the coast, and thinking that the islands are tethered by weightless bridges, then balancing Norway on a geometrical compass.
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