Dovrefjell - Along the Pilgrim´s Trail with guide
A hiking tour in one of Norway’s most spectacular mountain areas. Numerous important historical events have taken place in this area. The road across Dovrefjell has served as one of the main travel routes since the Middle Ages and is the oldest connection between Oslo and Trondheim. The tour is literally a walk through Norwegian history, combined with spectacular scenery. The tour passes through easy accesible and varied high mountain terrain. Dovrefjell is also famous for its rich flora and fauna - and the musk ox! This tour includes guide and luggagetransport.
Day by day program
Day 1: Arrival at Toftemo Turiststasjon at Dovre.
Information session on the tour after dinner.
Day 2: Toftemo - Fokstugu - Furuhaugli 18 km, 5-6 hours.
Steep climb uphill at the start of the trip before going down later. The first stop on the tour is Budsjord Gård, a heritage-listed farm with buildings dating back to the 1400s. We then start the climb across Dovrefjell to Fokstua and then from there on to Furuhaugli.
Dinner and overnight stay at Furuhaugli Turisthytte.
Day 3: Furuhaugli - Hjerkinn, 15 km, approx. 5 hours.
Relatively high level mountain terrain with no major climbs uphill on this stretch. We pass by old hunting sites and Vesle Hjerkinn, which was the first Sælehus (medieval house) at Hjerkinn.
Dinner and overnight at Hjerkinn Fjellstue.
Day 4: Hjerkinn til Kongsvold, 15 km, approx. 5 hours.
Upward climb from Hjerkinn to the tour’s highest point Hjerkinnhø, 1288m with a magnificent view of Snøhetta and Rondane.
Dinner and overnight at Kongsvold Fjellstue.
Day 5: Musk-Ox safari. Join in on a Musk Ox safari, the local guide has alread been checking out the possibilities to see
animals and there are prette good opportunities to see one or two - in a distance. Bring your own binoculars!
This is not a everyday happening, but will be a memorable end to an eventful week in the National Park Dovrefjell.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kongsvold Fjellstue.
Day 6: Departure. Train or Express buses passes Kongsvold.