The errant duo did not make it to an assembly point that they had agreed upon with their larger group of hill walkers on Wednesday evening.
A police helicopter. File photo: Morten Holm/Scanpix
Forced to await daylight, by 5am on Thursday the Red Cross had sent off staff into the mountains to find them while two helicopters took off to help to search for them.
The local Agder police district said they made contact with the women at a cabin in Sirdalsheiene during the afternoon.