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Dovrefjell - Along the Pilgrim´s Trail

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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. The Pilgrim´s Trail across Dovrefjell is the oldest connection between Oslo and Trondheim, and it has served as a main travel route since the Middle Ages. The tour passes through easily accessible and varied high mountain terrain.
The National Park Dovrefjell is also famous for its rich flora and fauna - and the muskox.

A nice tour for those who want to combine hiking in highlands with a good level of comfort. You stay in nice, private guesthouses during the trip. You have your luggage transferred between the guesthouses.

The tour is suitable for people with normal/good shape. You should be accustomed to walking in the mountains.

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Day by day program

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

Day 2 - Monday: 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 Farm, a heritage-listed farm with buildings dating back to the 1400s. Coffee and Norwegian cake will be served. You then start the climb across Dovrefjell to Fokstua and then from there on to Furuhaugli. 
Dinner and accommodation at Furuhaugli Turisthytte (you stay in cabins with own rooms, sharing bathroom)

Day 3 - Tuesday: 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 4 - Wednesday: Hjerkinn til 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 5 - Thursday: Muskox safari.
Join in on a Muskox safari, the local guide has already been checking out the possibilities to see animals and there are pretty good opportunities to see one or two - in the distance. Bring your own binoculars! This is not an everyday happening, but will be a memorable end to an eventful week in the National Park Dovrefjell.  
Dinner and accommodation at Kongsvold Fjellstue.

Day 6 - Friday: Departure.
Bus or train to Oslo/Trondheim. On the tour with guide it is incl. transfer back to starting point.

Departures and prices

Dates 2018

Selfguided tours, with luggage transfer:

29 July - 03 August
05 - 10 August
12 - 17 August
19 - 24 August

Tour with guide and luggage transfer:
15 - 20 July

Price 2018:
Selfguided tour: 
Per person in double room: NOK 9 350,-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 200,-

Tour with guide: 
Per person in double room: NOK 10 600,-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 200,-

Book early discount before 1 June: NOK 250,-

Price includes:
5 x days accommodation with dinner breakfast and self-packed lunch / refill thermos.
4 days of hiking (with guide 15 - 20 juli which also incl. transfer back to the starting point day 6)
Moskox safari
Luggage transfer
Map
Guide on the trip 15 - 20 July

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

Other hikes:
Hike the Amazing Lofoten Isles with guide
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