Walking up to Viewpoint SNØHETTA in the Dovrefjell mountains enables you to experience history, nature, culture and architecture – and maybe you see the primeval animal the musk ox.
Since the viewing pavilion opened in 2011, this place has captivated thousands of visitors. The pavilion has a spectacular location on the edge of Dovrefjell National Park overlooking the majestic Snøhetta mountain. It only takes 20-30 minutes to walk the 1.5 km long path from the car park up to the Viewpoint SNØHETTA.
THE PROUD HISTORY
The communication of history starts as soon as you reach the car park. The rows of posts marking the start of the walking route are inspired by the ancient guiding fences that led the reindeer towards the trapping sites in the mountains more than 800 years ago. Follow the gravel path, which is wheelchair accessible, 1.5 km up to the viewpoint. On the way up, you will spot several stone slabs conveying the history of Dovrefjell, especially the history of wild reindeer, hunting and trapping over the past 10,000 years. For young children, it’s fun, motivational and educational to run from rock to rock on the way up.
Directions from Oppdal:
It’s a 40-minute drive from the centre of Oppdal. Turn off the E6 highway towards “Hjerkinn station” and then turn right at the first junction and follow this road for 2 km. Follow the brown “utkikkspunkt” (viewpoint) signs to Viewpoint SNØHETTA. Park at the car park and then follow the path up.
Open 24/7 from 10 June to 17 October
Viewpoint SNØHETTA gives everyone the opportunity to experience the mountains and the fantastic view. It only takes 20-30 minutes to follow the 1.5 km long path from the car park up to the viewpoint SNØHETTA. Information at the start and along the way provides insight both into the natural and cultural history of Dovrefjell.