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Experiences and activities

Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park and its adjacent protected areas span a large area, and there are many activities to take part in. Some of the experiences and activities described take place in the protected areas, others in the surrounding areas. By choosing the trips and activities listed here, you are helping to take care of nature and wildlife.




Dovrefjell National Park Board
Hjerkinnhusvegen 33
2661 Hjerkinn



Title Address Description
Hjerkinn, Norge
Dovrevegen 3663, 7340 Oppdal, Norge
Oppdal, Norge
Gjora, Norge
Eikesdalen, Norge
Fv310 7, 6610 Øksendal, Norge
Øvre Jordalsvegen 125, 6610 Øksendal, Norge
Åndalsnes, Norge
Lesja, Norge
Dombås, Norge
Dombås stasjon
Dombås, 2660 Dombås, Norge
Hjerkinn stasjon
Hjerkinn, 2661 Hjerkinn, Norge
Bjorli stasjon
Bjorli stasjon, 2669 Bjorli, Norge
Åndalsnes stasjon
Åndalsnes stasjon, Jernbanegata 1, 6300 Åndalsnes, Norge

Which area would you like to visit?

Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park and its adjacent protected areas is part of mainland Norway’s largest interconnected protected area. Use this map to orientate yourself and find out where you would like to go.

Persons biking.

Winter experiences around the national park

Winter is a demanding time for all types of wildlife at Dovrefjell. It is important that they are allowed to spend their energy grazing and resting – and not on fleeing from us. Therefore, there is little adaptation for visitors in the inner areas during the winter months, but there are many possibilities in the west and in the surrounding villages.


Musk Ox Safari

Dovrefjell is the only place in Norway, and one of the few places in the world, where visitors can experience musk oxen. On a guided tour, it is almost certain that visitors will see this primeval animal at Dovrefjell. The guide will keep you safe and give you plenty of time to study and photograph the musk oxen. An organized musk ox safari departs every day all summer long, and a few operators offer musk ox safaris to order in the winter. In summer, the trip lasts about six hours, which is suitable for most people. Depending on where the musk oxen are, you should be prepared to walk between 7 and 15 km.

Persons biking.


A bike ride in the protected areas can provide experiences you will never forget, but there are some rules that are good to know before you set off.

Here is an overview of applicable restrictions for both regular bikes and e-bikes, and not least some tips for nice trips.


Experiences from Hjerkinn

Hjerkinn is located at the highest point along the E6 highway over Dovrefjell. This is a great starting point for viewpoint SNØHETTA, the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre, The King’s Road, The Pilgrim Path and other trips.

viewpoint SNØHETTA.

Experiences from Kongsvoll

Kongsvoll is a starting point for musk ox safaris and the Musk Ox Trail, and visitors can also experience the lush Kongsvoll Alpine Garden. It is also a starting point for The Pilgrim Path and The King’s Road.


Experiences from Oppdal

Oppdal is a vibrant center and a starting point for many great experiences. Experience the Vang burial site, one of northern Europe’s largest. Visitors can also experience the mountains with one of the skilled local guides.

The Pilgrim Path to Nidaros Cathedral continues from Dovrefjell and through Oppdal. Oppdal is also known for its great bike trails and hiking opportunities.


Experiences from Gjøra

Experience the mighty waterfalls at Åmotan, or hike to one of the charming Norwegian Trekking Association cabins.


Experiences from Eikesdal

Eikesdalsvatnet lake is the largest lake in Møre og Romsdal, but many people visit to experience the mighty Mardalsfossen waterfall. Here, there is an adapted path and great views to the waterfall during the summer.


Experiences from Åndalsnes

Åndalsnes is located in Rauma Municipality, between Molde and Lesja. Sandwiched between fjords and mountains and nicknamed the mountain capital, it goes without saying that this place offers many hiking opportunities.


Experiences from Lesja

The Tussheimbue day trip cabin has become a popular hiking destination, providing fantastic views towards Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park, over Lesja’s cultural landscape and Reinheimen National Park.

There are many other great trips that visitors can take during summer and winter, both from Bjorli and Lesja, on foot and by bike.

Lesja Open Air Museum offers exhibitions and activities throughout the summer, where visitors can learn more about the wild reindeer trapping culture in Lesja.

Tur- og sykkelveg på Dovrefjell.
Tur- og sykkelveg på Dovrefjell.

Experiences from Dombås

This hub is a natural stop for many people. Visitors can meet up here to go on a musk ox safari.

It is possible to rent bikes here, and many people cycle the National Park Trail over Dovrefjell or the entire Tour de Dovre from here.