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Dovrefjell - Along the Pilgrim's Path

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This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

Walk in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims and be inspired by a diverse nature of cultural landscape and high mountain terrain. The Dovrefjell National Park is also famous for its rich flora and fauna. This tour is literally a walk through Norwegian history, combined with breath-taking sceneries. It takes you into one of Norway’s most spectacular mountain areas where numerous important historical events have taken place. The Pilgrim's Roadalso known as St. Olav's Way or the Old Kings' Road, was a pilgrimage route to the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, the site of the medieval tomb of St. Olav. You will discover parts of the Gudbrandsdalen path, the longest pilgrim route in Norway, starting in Oslo with a total length of approx. 640 km. 

This is a nice tour for those who want to combine hiking in highlands with a good level of comfort. You stay in nice, private guesthouses and your luggage is transferred from one accommodation to the next.
The tour is suitable for people with normal/good shape. You should be accustomed to walking in mountain areas and all kinds of weather.

NB! When booking, you will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier(s). Please don't book your flight until you've received an email confirmation from us. 

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Program

  • This is a self-guided tour. This means going on your own and decide your own speed. You can take a break, shortcut or detour whenever you want. The tour includes luggage transfer.

    TOUR DATES 2022: The tour starts Mondays, 27 June - 12 September. Other days on request.

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 5, Monday - Friday

    LEVEL: Moderate level for those in good shape. Daily stages 12-20 km/6-7 hours including breaks.
    In case of bad weather with heavy rain and/or wind, the trips will get more strenuous.

  • Day 1, Monday: Arrival

    - Own car to Toftemo
    - Train to Dombås and bus/taxi to Toftemo (not included)

    Dinner and accommodation at Toftemo Turiststasjon, Dovre

  • Day 2, Tuesday: Walk along the Pilgrim's Route from Toftemo (Budsjord) to Furuhaugli - 21 km/approx. 8 hours

    Transfer to Budsjord Pilgrim's Farm, a heritage-listed farm with buildings dating back to the 1400s. From Budsjord you start on a long uphill to cross the mountain to Fokstua and then relatively flat terrain to Furuhaugli. At the top of the mountain you get a magnificient view towards Dovrefjell. On this stage you will hike through Norway`s first nature reservation area, where more than 150 species of birds, has been spotted. This is also an important area for plants, beaver and moose.

    Dinner and accommodation at Furuhaugli Turisthytte

  • Day 3, Wednesday: Walk along the Pilgrim's Route from Furuhaugli to Hjerkinn - 15 km/approx. 5 hours

    Relatively high-level mountain terrain with no major climbs on this stretch. During the day you pass through several wet areas where passaging is made possible with small bridges. You also pass old hunting sites and Vesle Hjerkinn, which was the first medieval house at Hjerkinn. At Hjerkinn it is possible to visit the pilgrim church Eysteinkyrkja.

    Dinner and accommodation at Hjerkinn Fjellstue

  • Day 4, Thursday: Walk from Hjerkinn to Kongsvold - 15 km/ approx. 5 hours

    Upward climb from Hjerkinn to the tour’s highest point Hjerkinnhø, 1288m with a magnificent view of mount Snøhetta and the Rondane mountain range. 

    Dinner and accommodation at Kongsvold Fjeldstue.

  • Day 5, Friday: Departure

    Bus or train to Dombås/Oslo/Trondheim.
    Return transfer from Hjerkinn is not included.

    You can add a day at Hjerkinn and discover what Dovrefjell has to offer
    Suggestions:
    - Bus to Snøheim Lodge and hike the summit of Snøhetta.
    - Join a guided Musk Ox Safari
    - Horseback riding in the mountains with a guide, arranged by Hjerkinn Fjellstue
    - Visit Viewpoint SNØHETTA and the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center at Hjerkinn

Departures and prices

Dates 2022:
Tour start: Mondays, 27 June - 12 September
Other dates on request.

NB! When booking, you will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier(s). Please don't book your flight until you've received an email confirmation from us. 

Price 2022 
Per person in double room: NOK 8150.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 920.-

Book early discount before 1 June: NOK 250.- per person

Price includes:
4 x accommodation with dinner breakfast and self-packed lunch and refill thermos.
Luggage transfer
Tour description
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Extra:
We can help with train tickets to and from the tour (Oslo, Oslo airport, Trondheim etc.)

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