Dovrefjell and Sunndalsfjella National Park
Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park is the realm of wild reindeer, mountain foxes and musk oxen, and is located at the intersection of the three counties of Møre og Romsdal, Innlandet and Trøndalag. Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park was established in 2002, and expanded in 2018. Together with the surrounding protected areas, nine landscape conservation areas and four nature reserves, the national park is a large mountain area that stretches from Isfjorden in the west to Kvikne in the east - a stretch of over ten miles in overhead line. The most famous hiking destinations are Snøhetta and Romsdalseggen.
The park will preserve an intact alpine ecosystem. It is a core area for caribou, this was the main reason for the creation and demarcation of protected areas in Dovre. Key parts of the park has a population of musk ox, introduced in the interwar period, this was not part of the rationale for protection, but is nonetheless what most people associate with Dovre, together with Snøhetta (2286 meters). The area has a permanent population of wolverines, one thriving population died out around 1990, but is now (2012) under reintroduction, initially with success. One has permanent population of large birds of prey such as golden eagles and falcon.
Dovre (especially Knutshøene) and Sunndalsfjella is known for a rich flora with many endemic alpine plants. Equally rich plant localities, however, in some conservation areas. The park's vegetation also contains some distinctive plants that probably survived the Ice Age on narrow ledges: Norwegian wormwood and various varieties of mountain poppy.