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.
A notable breeding site for several species of wader, duck and raptor.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dovrefjell. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2019.