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Oksskolten (Norway)
Highest point
Elevation1,916 m (6,286 ft)
Prominence1,380 m (4,530 ft)
Isolation192.9 kilometres (119.9 mi)
Listing#7 in Norway by height
#8 in Norway by prominence
Coordinates66°00′44″N 14°20′19″E / 66.0122°N 14.3386°E / 66.0122; 14.3386Coordinates: 66°00′44″N 14°20′19″E / 66.0122°N 14.3386°E / 66.0122; 14.3386[1]
LocationNordland, Norway
Parent rangeOkstindan
Topo map2027 III Storakersvatnet
First ascentPeder Stordal (1883)
Easiest routeGlacier crossing

Oksskolten (lit. Bulls Head) is a mountain in the municipality of Hemnes in Nordland county, Norway. At 1,916-metre (6,286 ft) tall, it is the highest point in Nordland county, the highest in Northern Norway, and has Norway's eighth largest primary factor. The mountain lies just south of the lake Gresvatnet in the Okstindan mountain range east of the village of Korgen and north of the lake Røssvatnet.

The first recorded climb was by Peder Stordal in 1883. In order to get to the summit, climbers must cross the glacier to the north. The large Okstindbreen glacier lies to the west of the mountain.[2]


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  1. ^ "Oksskolten, Hemnes (Nordland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Oksskolten" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-12-02.