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Welcome to Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park

Tens of thousands of years ago, musk oxen lived side by side with the woolly mammoth in the mountains and valleys of what is now Norway. Today you can still experience this primeval animal alive and well in the Dovrefjell mountain range.

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Dovrefjell nasjonalparkstyre
Hjerkinnhusvegen 33
2661 Hjerkinn
E: fmopdovrefjell@fylkesmannen.no

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Photo: Ole Thøring

The Musk Ox Trail

Dovrefjell is the realm of the musk ox. Norway’s only population of musk oxen is found in Dovrefjell. Following the signposted Musk Ox Trail will give you good possibilities of seeing these shaggy primeval animals.

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Musk Ox Safari

If you join a guided tour, you are almost certain to see these primeval animals in Dovrefjell, and the guide will keep you safe and give you plenty of time to study and photograph the majestic king of Dovrefjell.

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Photo: Ole Thøring
Photo: Ole Thøring

The Musk Ox Code of Conduct

Unlike other animals that run away when threatened, musk oxen do not try to flee if they sense danger. They attack. Therefore, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Musk Ox Code of Conduct before visiting them.

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Musk Oxen History

Musk oxen originally come from Alaska, Canada and Greenland. So why are they living in Dovrefjell?

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Food and accommodation

There are many fine accommodation venues and eateries in and around the Dovrefjell mountain range. We have gathered some of the recommended venues here so you can focus on your wildlife experience.

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Dovrefjel
Unnamed Road, 2660 Dombås, Norge
Portal-Norges-nasjonalparker

Where do musk oxen live?

In the Dovrefjell mountain range in the municipalities of Dovre and Oppdal.

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How do I get there?

You can drive yourself or take the bus or train.
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Points of departure

Hjerkinn, Grønbakken and Kongsvold.
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