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Dovrefjell

Dovrefjell is the mountain plateau that marks the divide between the northern part of Norway and the southern part of Norway.  During the year 1814, the plateau was used as a way to show the unity of the nation when the men of Eidsvoll sang the song “In Harmony and Faith till Dovre Fallsa.  The king’s road that comes from the south crosses Dovrefjell. 

There are mountain huts across the plateau that was built almost 900 years ago. These huts have saved many travelers’ lives over the years. In the year 1921, the Dovrebane railway was finished. There are musk oxen and wild reindeer live throughout the area. There are also several rare species of birds including the cuckoo, a short eared owl, and the hen harrier. The birds live throughout the Fokstumyrene moorlands. 

In the year 1974, Dovrefjell National Park was established. The park surrounds the 4th tallest mountain in Norway. The mountain is called Snohetta and it reaches 2286 meters at its highest point.

The highest point on both the railway and the road is Hjerkinn. It was at this point where Eysteins Kirke was created in the year 1969. It was made in King Eystein’s memory. He was the king that was responsible for building the huts on the mountain. This is also the point where the road to Varstigen to Kongsvoll begins. This road is notorious for being quite steep. 

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