Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Dovrefjell is the only boreal montane ecosystem in Norway which is still relatively intact and unaffected by man's activities. It is a typical boreal montane area, with broad marshy valleys and forest of birch Betula. The National Park is a major recreation area. A railway and a road pass through the Landscape Protection Area.

Key biodiversity
A notable breeding site for several species of wader, duck and raptor.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Access to Fokstumyra Nature Reserve in the breeding season is prohibited except on marked tracks. This reserve is proposed as a Ramsar Site. Studies of Gallinago media have been carried out for several years by the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research.

Protected areas
National Partial International None25,580 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Dovrefjell, 25,580 ha). 750 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Fokstumyra, 750 ha). 6,600 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Drivdalen-Kongsvoll-Hjerkinn, 6,600 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dovrefjell. Downloaded from on 06/12/2022.