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Dovrefjell - Along the Pilgrim Path

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

A hiking tour in one of Norway’s most spectacular mountain areas. Numerous important historical events have taken place in this area.
The tour is literally a walk through Norwegian history, combined with spectacular scenery. This tour covers part of the Gudbrandsdalen path, the longest pilgrim route in Norway. This used to be the main road to Nidaros, todays Trondheim, during the Middle Ages. Walk in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims and be inspired by a diverse nature, cultural landscape and high mountain terrain.
The Dovrefjell National Park is also famous for its rich flora and fauna.

On day 3 you go off the Pilgrim's Trail, to join a musk safari with an authorized guide.

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.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Sunday: Arrival at Toftemo Turiststasjon, Dovre 
Dinner and accommodation.

Day 2 - Monday: Toftemo - Fokstugu - Furuhaugli, 18 km (5-6 hours)

The first stop on the tour is Budsjord 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. 
Dinner and accommodation at Furuhaugli Turisthytte 

Day 3 - Tuesday: Muskox safari
Join in on a Muskox safari. The local guide has already been out, checking the possibilities to see animals and the chanse to see one or two - in the distance are pretty good. 
Bring your own binoculars! This is not an everyday happening, but will be a memorable event during your week in Dovrefjell National Park.  
Dinner and accommodation at Furuhaugli Turisthytte 

Day 4 - Wednesday: Furuhaugli - Hjerkinn, 15 km (5 hours)
Relatively high-level mountain terrain with no major climbs uphill on this stretch. You pass by old hunting sites and Vesle Hjerkinn, which was the first Sælehus (medieval house) at Hjerkinn. 
Dinner and accommodation at Hjerkinn Fjellstue

Day 5 - Thursday: Hjerkinn - Kongsvold, 15 km (5 hours)
Upward climb from Hjerkinn to the tour’s highest point Hjerkinnhø, 1288 m.a.s.l. with a magnificent view of Snøhetta and Rondane. 
Dinner and accommodation at Kongsvold Fjellstue

Day 6 - Friday: Departure
Bus or train to Oslo/Trondheim.
Return transfer from Kongsvold is not included in the self-guided tours. 

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Departures and prices

Dates 2019:
Self-guided tours, with luggage transfer:

21 - 26 July
28 July - 2 August
4 - 9 August
11 - 16 August
18 - 23 August
Other dates on request

Tour with guide and luggage transfer:
25 - 30 August

Price 2019:
Self-guided tour: 
Per person in double room: NOK 9 850,-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 400,-

Tour with guide: 
Per person in double room: NOK 11 500,-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 400,-

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

Price includes:
5 x days accommodation with dinner breakfast and self-packed lunch / refill thermos.
4 days of hiking
Moskox safari, day 3
Luggage transfer
The guided tour includes transfer back to the starting point day 6.

We can 'tailor make' the trip for groups of min. 8-10 people, both with and without luggage transfer and tour guide.

Other hikes:
Trekking in Rondane National Park, with or without guide
Venabu mountain rambling with guide
Hike the Peer Gynt Trail
Peaks in Jotunheimen - Grønolen Mountain Farm