Moving time  4 hours 37 minutes

Time  6 hours 10 minutes

Coordinates 3669

Uploaded July 24, 2018

Recorded July 2018

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4,123 f
1,510 f
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3.2
6.5
12.96 mi

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near Dovre, Oppland fylke (Norge)

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For many, the most spectacular stage of the Gudbrandsdalsleden, as we entered the Dovrefjell national park in style. A challenge with a steep climb along about 13 kilometers to stay above 1200 meters. We leave behind the unforgettable Engelshus and by road in just 4 kilometers we reach the beautiful church of Dovre, where a stone of San Olav indicates that we are 250 kilometers from Nidaros. From there we can consider that the party begins in the form of ramps and continuous ascents initially asphalt. At kilometer 5.2 we arrive at Bergseng where the San Olav fountain is located, an event. It must be said that in this country the sources are a rarity, although paradoxically the water is of an excellent quality and can be drunk from practically any place, be it torrents, streams, rivers and so on. We continue the climb and towards the 7.6 pk we find the historic Budsjord farm, another of the historic pilgrim lodges along the way. A few meters before, where an indicator shows us the direction of the farm, we have definitely left the asphalt to enter tracks and then mountain.
The last track Budsjord we will leave to the pk 8.4 where an information panel indicated that we are going to enter the Dovrefjell, that Fokstugu will be the next accommodation, and warns us of the difficulties of the road, not only because of the unevenness but also because of the changing time that we can find. It is discouraged to start the tour after 14:00 and the possibility of an alternative route is offered through the town of Dombas. We finally enter the Dovrefjell with its characteristic vegetation that will accompany us for days. On pk 9.7, we pass through the Ståkån area and towards 11.4 a monolith tells us that we are in the Dovre national park. The pk 14.6 is one of the most singular points of the path of San Olav, since there is the Allmanroysa, a mound of stones that is also the highest point of the stage with its 1210 meters, which would be the equivalent of the Cross of Iron of the French Way to Santiago de Compostela. The final kilometers will be a journey through the solitary places that we have already begun to know between torrents, low scrub and dwarf birches. At the foot of the E6 road, we will arrive at the historic farm Fokstugu run by Laurits in the eleventh generation of his family, and his wife Christiane. The farm has a chapel or saelehus, and was built in 1120 by King Øystein Magnusson as a lodging for pilgrims on their way to Nidaros.
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Engelshus

panorama

Engelshus gard

Building of interest

Dovre Kommune

Sacred architecture

Dovre Kirke

Waypoint

Bergseng

Building of interest

Tofte Gard

Waypoint

Monolito segunda guerra mundial

Intersection

Indicador de Budsjord

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Budsjord

River

Leina

Waypoint

Entrada al Gamle Kongeven

Information

Parque nacional del Dovrefjell

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Cabaña con placa solar

Waypoint

Hacia Fokstugu Fjellstue

Waypoint

Ståkan

Waypoint

Bønnealter

Waypoint

Símbolo Kongeveien

Waypoint

Dovre Nasjonalpark

Waypoint

Den gamle kongevegen

Information

Fokstugu

Refuge

Fostkugu Fjellstue

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