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Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park

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Dovre-Sunndalsfjella National Park is a Norwegian national park located in the high mountain area of ​​Dovre and Sunndalsfjella, where Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal and Oppland counties meet. The park was created in 2002 to preserve an intact alpine ecosystem, and it covers an area of ​​1.693 km ².

Dovre-Sunndalsfjella National Park is a Norwegian national park located in a high mountain area of ​​Dovre and Sunndalsfjella, where Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal and Oppland counties meet. The park was created in 2002 to preserve an intact alpine ecosystem, and it covers an area of ​​1.693 km ².


The park will preserve an intact alpine ecosystem. It is a core area for caribou, and this was one of the main reasons for the creation and demarcation of the protected areas in Dovre. Key parts of the park has a population of musk ox, introduced in the interwar period, this was not part of the rationale for protection, but is nonetheless what most people associate with Dovre, together with Snøhetta (2286 meters above sea level). The area has a permanent population of wolverines, one thriving population died out around 1990, but is now (2012) under reintroduction, initially with success. One has permanent population of large birds of prey such as golden eagles and falcon.


Dovre (especially Knutshøene) and Sunndalsfjella is known for a rich flora with many endemic alpine plants. Equally rich plant localities, however, in some conservation areas. The park's vegetation also contains some distinctive plants that are likely survived the Ice Age on narrow ledges: Norwegian wormwood and various varieties of mountain poppy.


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Sunndal, Norway
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62° 22' 21" N / 9° 4' 58" E
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