Dombås Things to Do
In this area you can find a nearly intact high mountain ecosystem, with wild reindeer, wolverine, arctic fox and golden eagle. There are lots of moose in the forests, and a tribe of musk ox. Musk ox used to live here during the ice age, but died out. After a couple attempts of reinstalling them during the last century, (they were imported from...more
An informative tour through norwegian flora and fauna, with troll and hulder (a wicked wood nymph). The tour ends with a very nice 15 minutes long film showing stunning scenery and wildlife.The entrance is not any longer through the door on the picture, but through the tourist information to the right and behind. The tourist center gives you any...more
The complex Dovregubbens Hall consists of ten old / old looking buildings, built in the traditional style of Gudbrandsdalen. It contains accomodation, a restaurant and Galleri Dovregubben. We did not need accomodation, the restaurant was closed when we got there, and so was the galleri / museum :-( Opening hours are 11 - 17. The exhibition is...more
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The cafeteria looks more like a restaurant, cozy, with a witch flying on her broomstick under the ceiling! Staff is very friendly and the food is excellent! Absolutely worth a stop even if you do not stay at the camping site. Or for a nice meal after hiking, skiing or birdwatching.
Opening hours: All year round, 7 am - 11 pm.
Favorite Dish: Four of us had rømmegrøt, a norwegian speciality: Porridge made of sour cream, with cinnamon, sugar and butter + juice. The traditional trimmings is called spekemat: Smoked ham and / or sheep. Please don't tell Elge what the fifth one had: Moose meetcakes! Coffe was included in the price :-)Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Road Trip
The railway line between Dombås and Åndalsnes offers spectacular sights, the trip itself is worth doing! Time tables, pictures and a lot of information on the website linked below. My pictures are from the first station after Dombås: Lesja. The station is unmanned, but the waiting room, toilet and shower is open. Lovely to have a possibility for a...more
Dombås train station is open and manned, even in the middle of the night! There is luggage storage, automates with hot and cold drinks and a newspaperstand. And the toilets are free of charge! Most of the small stations in Norway are unmanned, and in the bigger, manned ones, you have to pay to go to the loo. But then Dombås is an important traffic...more
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Dombås Local Customs
At Lesja, one train stop away from Dombås on Raumabanen, or 18 km along E136 towards Åndalsnes, there is a farm museum showing traditional buildings from the area. It was closed when we were there, thus we could not get inside the buildings. But we had a nice time walking between - and photographing the old houses.More pictures in TL Lesjamore
Trolls live in the norwegian mountains. If the sun rises while they are outdoors, they turn into stone. This is how many of the norwegian mountains are made. Just take a look while hiking or driving through Norway, you might see the face of a sleeping giant! This particular troll is very fameous: He is Dovregubben. There is a sign under his feet...more
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Dombås Sports & Outdoors
There are kilometers of prepared skiing tracks, partly with light until 9:30 pm, and lifts for downhill. And there is a biathlon arena. The arenas are very close to eachother. Refreshments can be bought at Trolltun and by the ski lift. The lowest point of the prepared track is at 930 meters, the highes 1210. At this altitude the season lasts long,...more
There are miles and miles of marked trails in the four national parks, and several high peaks. The highest peak in Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park is Snøhetta: 2286 meters. Rondane has 10 peaks higher than 2000 meters. The historical trails Pilegrim Road and Old Kings Road are found in Dovre National Park. A bit further south, in...more
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