Norwegian Mountains, Oppland
 

Tverrfjellet, 1246m


County/
Municipality:
Oppland/Dovre
Maps: 1519-III Hjerkinn (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)
Primary factor: 73m
Hiked: June 2013
See also:
Snøhetta Mehøe
See also : Other Oppland  mountains on westcoastpeaks.com


 

Tverrfjellet

Tverrfjellet
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Introduction

Tverrfjellet is possibly the easiest mountain top to reach on Dovrefjell. A mountain road takes you the 1,9km from the trailhead to the summit. Well, to be precise; on the final 250 meters you follow a path. This is a good place to make a stop if you're north- or southbound across Dovrefjell.

At the end of the road, you'll find the award-winning Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion in the Dovrefjell National Park, designed by the Snøhetta architects - not to be confused with the Snøhetta mountain massif - which you see from the pavillion. The purpose of the pavilion is to provide shelter for visitors who wants to be lectured or educated about Dovre mountain plateau's flora and fauna.

 

The pavilion

The pavilion
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Primary factor:

Tverrfjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 1248m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 1246,48m, UTM 32 V 525603 6899454) has a primary factor of 73m towards the higher parent mountain Vålåsjøhøe. The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 525407 6898826) is found between Tverrfjellet and point 1399m. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is with the range 1170-1175m, interpolated to 1173m.

 

 

Trailhead info

Trailhead info
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Google map

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Route descriptions

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Route 1: Hjerkinn - Tverrfjellet

Difficulty : YDS Class 1
Exposure : No
Comments : Mountain road
Distance : Approx. 2km to the top
Time : Approx. 30 minutes to the top
Starting Elev.: Approx. 1100m
Vertical Gain : Approx. 150m (total)
Map of the area
Map of the area
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Detailed map
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This route description is valid per June 2013

Access

(all distances are approx. distances)

This route description begins at Hjerkinn on Dovrefjell. 60 meters south of the E6/RV29 junction, turn west at the "Hjerkinn" signpost (N62.22257 E9.55038). Then drive as follows;

  • Drive 50 meters then turn right.
  • Drive 1,5km (stay left at forks - do not follow the road to Snøheim) and you will reach a Y-fork (N62.22570 E9.52566)
  • Take the road to the right and drive 0,6km up to a large parking area (N62.22625 E9.51766) with information boards

 

The route:

 

The route © www.norgeibilder.no

The route © www.norgeibilder.no
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Follow the mountain road for 1,5km. At the pavilion, turn right and follow a path 0,25km up to the Tverrfjellet high point (N62.22599 E9.49247). There is a small tower with instruments on top (see picture below).

 

On top of Tverrfjellet

On top of Tverrfjellet
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