There are many opportunities for nature-based activities and experiences around the national park. See the municipal tourist information and our map of accommodation, dining and activity options in the region.
July and August are the best months for hiking in Børgefjell. Use the official gateways to get into the national park. There are marked hiking trails at the start, but these gradually disappear, and you need to need to find your own way. There are no tourist cabins in Børgefjell, but there are some open huts and rental cabins.
The Simskard circuit is an excellent option for those wanting a taste of Børgefjell without embarking on a multi-day hike with a heavy backpack. You can walk on a wooden walkway along the banks of the Simskardelva river to the Simskardhytta, which is an open hut. On the way back, you can take the trail on the other side of the river. Bridges have been constructed across the river and the trails cross these. In Simskardet, you hike through ancient coniferous forest surrounded by high mountains, while rivers and streams flow down the mountainsides. You will also see fences and other installations used for reindeer husbandry.
Bring your fishing rod and catch your own dinner! In practice, there is only one fish species in Børgefjell, the trout. However, in return, it is well renowned for its outstanding quality. The “Børgefjellkortet” is a fishing licence that applies for the entire national park.
The many small and large lakes contribute to making Børgefjell the special place it is. The largest lakes in the national park are Simskardvatnet and Orvatnet. The watercourses are varied and, if you follow them, some memorable moments await you. The Storfossen waterfall on the Jengel watercourse is one of many highlights. Quench your thirst in the narrow mountain streams. You will find these “natural drink stations” wherever you venture in the national park. Two famous rivers, the Namsen and Vefsna, originate in the Børgefjell National Park.