2243 maal bekeken, 14 maal gedownload
nabij Kongsvoll, Sør-Trøndelag (Norge)
Duration: 6:30 h
Departure / Arrival: refuge of Reinheim / Kongsvold Fjellstue (Kongsvoll station)
Highest point: refuge of Reinheim (1,346 m)
Distances and cumulative elevation: 15.3 km, +50/-500 m
4th stage of the Dovrefjell national park trek, Norway (5 days)
Dovrefjell is a mountain range in central Norway that forms a natural barrier between Eastern Norway and Trøndelag, the area around Trondheim. As a result, it has been heavily trafficked during and probably preceding historical times. Several mountain inns were established in the Middle Ages to house pilgrims traveling to Trondheim, and there are even ruins of an old leper colony in the northern area of it.
It is the natural habitat for many rare plants and animals. It became a national park in several stages starting in 1911, when some plants were put under protection. When the railroad was built from Oslo to Trondheim in 1921, one of the marshes was preserved. In 1974, parts of the range became a national park and the park was extensively enlarged in 2002. Together with Rondane, it has Norway and Europe's last stock of wild reindeer of Beringian origin. Dovrefjell (west of E6/Dovrebanen) also has a stock of musk oxen, imported from East-Greenland in 1932.
The route of the Dovrefjell national park trek - Norway was built with a dual purpose: to Discovery the fauna and flora (in summer) of the beautiful natural area of Dovrejfell, and to approach Snøhetta (2,286 m): the highest mountain in the Dovrefjell range and the third highest in Norway, inside Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park.
The 4th and ultimate stage of the trek we will go from the refuge of Reinheim (1,346 m) to the train Kongsvoll station (or the lovely accomodation, Kongsvold Fjellstue), 882 metres above the sea level. Due to inclement weather during two days of the trek, it was not possible to achieve the ascent of the highest mountain in the Dovrefjell range and the third highest in Norway, Snøhetta (2,286 m), but we had the chance to get closer to one of the most emblematic animals of the national park: the musk ox of Dovrefjell (see photos).
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Rental of Reinheim refuge:
1. Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT): http://english.turistforeningen.no/index.php?fo_id=3609
2. DNT cabins - general information:
Kongsvold Fjellstue (892 m):
Tel: (+47) 900 84 802
Kongsvoll station to Oslo Airport by train (4h10m):