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Map of the location
Map of the location
Location in Nordland
Highest point
Elevation 1,916 m (6,286 ft)
Prominence 1,380 m (4,530 ft)
Isolation 192.9 kilometres (119.9 mi)
Listing #7 at List of highest points of Norwegian counties
#8 at List of peaks in Norway by prominence
Coordinates 66°00′52″N 14°20′17″E / 66.01444°N 14.33806°E / 66.01444; 14.33806Coordinates: 66°00′52″N 14°20′17″E / 66.01444°N 14.33806°E / 66.01444; 14.33806
Location Hemnes, Nordland, Norway
Parent range Okstindan
Topo map 2027 III Storakersvatnet
Easiest route Glacier 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 Nord-Norge, 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.[1]


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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Oksskolten" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-12-02.