Car: Via the E6 highway
Train: The Dovre Line to Kongsvoll Station (check your departure time)
Free parking south of the buildings at Kongsvold Fjeldstue (Frich’s Hotel & Spiseri Kongsvold). Parking fee at the station and guest parking at Frich’s Hotel & Spiseri Kongsvold.
Charging station for electric cars:
The nearest charging station is at Frich’s Motel & Spiseri Hjerkinn Hus, 12 km further south along the E6 highway.
Dining and accommodation
Free of charge
Kongsvoll Alpine Garden
If you are driving over Dovrefjell, we recommend making a stop at Kongsvoll Alpine Garden. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see and experience (almost) all of Norway’s alpine flora in one place. The garden was established in 1924 by Thekla Ressvoll, the first woman in Norway to get a PhD in Botany. Her field of research was alpine plants, and how they had adapted to the harsh conditions in the mountains.
The Pilgrim Path
Hiking in the footsteps of pilgrims in classic mountain landscape over Dovrefjell. Experience exciting cultural monuments, rich mountain flora and views of several famous rock formations. The Pilgrim Path over Dovrefjell is one of the most popular stretches of the old hiking route from Oslo to Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral. If you walk the entire distance over Dovrefjell, you pass four old mountain lodges that have welcomed pilgrims and other travelers over many centuries. The section of the route over Dovrefjell mainly follows the old thoroughfare over the mountains, the old King’s Road.
The Musk Ox Trail
The Musk Ox Trail opened in the summer of 2017 and is a network of adapted trails where there are good chances of spotting musk oxen.
You can choose circular trips of varying lengths, from 4.5 to 15 kilometers. Departure and return points are Kongsvoll or Grønbakken. Some of the trail goes through mountain birch forests and bare mountains, and it is possible to take a side trip to the Høgsnyta vantage point (1,320 meters above sea level).
You can encounter musk oxen along the entire trail on the west side of the E6 highway, but musk oxen are a common sight particularly from Høgsnyta. In early summer, musk oxen can sometimes be found down in the birch forests, so stay alert.
The King’s Road over Dovrefjell
A walk along The King’s Road can provide many new experiences and discoveries for each individual hiker, but the perpetual mountain landscape that surrounds the road can also provide many of the same experiences of nature. It is said that Prince Christian Frederik became so fascinated by the mountains that he began walking towards Snøhetta when he traveled over the mountains in 1814. Similarly, Vinje describes how travelers talk about the mountain as being “so magnificently beautiful”, and writes about Snøhetta mountain as he observes it from The King’s Road over Hjerkinnhø. When walking along The King’s Road over Hjerkinnhø today, one can feel the same attraction towards the majestic Snøhetta mountain and Svånåtindan mountain to the west. A hike along The King’s Road can provide experiences that are beyond time and space, and in that way the road creates connecting lines between past and present travelers.
The King’s Road over Hjerkinnhø, 7 km
Starting points for the trip are at Jøroskloppa (parking next to E6) and Hjerkinn Fjellstue. Visitors are able to reach the highest point (Hjerkinnhø, 1210 masl) from both places and experience great views of Rondane, Snøhetta mountain and Drivdalen valley. If you keep your eyes peeled, it is possible to discover many historical and cultural monuments along The King’s Road over Hjerkinnhø, such as culverts, guard stones and stone obelisks.
The King’s Road over Vårstigen, 9 km
Vårstigen is the most famous stretch along The King’s Road. The trip offers some rather exposed sections with high dry stone walls and several vantage points from which to view the beautiful Drivdalen valley. The starting point for the trip is either Gammelholet, Nestasvollan or Hesthåggån. The stretch between Gammelholet (southern parking) to Nestasvollan is 6 km. From Nestasvollan to Hesthåggån is 3 km.
All sections are suitable for children and young hikers.Read more at The King’s Road over Dovrefjell website
|E6 30, 7340 Oppdal, Norge
Kongevegen over Hjerkinnhø
|Den gamle kongeveg, 2661 Hjerkinn, Norge
Kongevegen over Vårstigen
|E6, 7340 Oppdal, Norge
|Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella Nasjonalpark, Norge
Frich´s Hotel og Spiseri Kongsvold
|Dovrevegen 3663, 7340 Oppdal, Norge
Kongsvoll botaniske fjellhage
|Dovrevegen 3663, 7340 Oppdal, Norge