Rondane National Park
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Rondane National Park

Rondane National Park was established in the year 1962. It was the first national park in Norway. The park offers a well-established network of routes throughout it. There are several lodges for tourists including Bjornhollia and Rondvassbu. 

The landscape of the park is split by the deep gorges of the area. The Ilmanndalen gorge runs in the east west direction and Langglupdalen, Rondvassdalen, and Rondvatnet gorges run in the north south direction. The park offers 10 peaks that are over 2000 meters high. The lowest areas in the park are only around 900 meters. The highest mountain in the park is Rondeslottet. It reaches 2,178 meters. 

Rondane National Park has groups of gentle rounded mountains as well as parts that are extremely wild and almost inaccessible that has north facing glacial circles that are extremely deep. Some of the geological oddities that are found in the park include hollows of dead ice. This is an area were a glacial deposit was left after the ice melted. 

There are a large number of wild reindeer that live in the mountains. The rural area of Folldal was created during the 18th century as the area was mined for copper rich pyrite. The mines moved to Dovre. You can see the original houses from this area at a rural museum. The Einunndalen valley is used in the summer as a pasture. 

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