10 GREAT HIKES IN NORWAY

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3. Dovrefjell 

Location: Central Norway
Distance: Variable (2 hours to multiple days)
Access: Just south of Kongsvold Fjeldstue

There are only a handful of places in the world where you can see musk oxen in the wild—Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Siberia—but none are as accessible as Dovrefjell National Park in Norway. Your best shot is to walk the main trail starting just south of Kongsvold Fjeldstue. Spend a few hours searching the interior valleys for herds, particularly near sources of water. With a half-day your chances of success are good, and if all else fails look for interested groups of humans (they may have beat you to the punch). Remember to give the musk oxen a safe distance—these large beasts are irritable and surprisingly fast.

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