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Rondane National Park
The dramatic scenery of this 580km2 national park in central Norway to the south-east of the Dovre Massif makes it a popular area with tourists and also hikers and skiers. The highest peak is Rondslottet at 2,178m but there are several others above 2000m as well as glaciers, deep canyons and sheer rock-faces.
The vegetation is sparse and mainly restricted to alpine and subalpine species but part of the park is forested with birch, rowan and bird cherry.
 Notable Species
Raptors are well-represented in the park with Rough-legged Buzzard, Hen Harrier and Common Kestrel breeding and also Gyr Falcon in good rodent years, Golden Eagle is frequently seen but probably does not nest within the park.
The marshes have Common Snipe, Eurasian Golden Plover and Common Crane with Red-necked Phalarope on lakeshores. Rock Ptarmigan, Eurasian Dotterel, Lapland Bunting and Snow Bunting and Horned Lark breed in the more upland parts of the park. Siberian Tit and Siberian Jay occur in the forest.
Birds you can see here include:
Hen Harrier, Rough-legged Buzzard, Golden Eagle, Common Kestrel, Merlin, Gyr Falcon, Rock Ptarmigan, Black Grouse, Western Capercaillie, Common Crane, Ringed Plover, Eurasian Dotterel, Eurasian Golden Plover, Temminck's Stint, Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin, Common Snipe, Red-necked Phalarope, Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Horned Lark, Meadow Pipit, Bluethroat, Northern Wheatear, Siberian Tit, Siberian Jay, Brambling, Northern Redpoll, Snow Bunting, Lapland Bunting
 Other Wildlife
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 History and Use
 Areas of Interest
 Access and Facilities
Easily reached by road on the E6 from Dombas or Otta to the west or Straumbu to the east. Within the park there are marked hiking trails and visitors can stay in cabins or stone huts.
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Content and images originally posted by Steve