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In south-central Norway between Lake Femund and the Swedish border, Femundsmarka is a wilderness of largely bare rock with little vegetation on a mountain plateau.
There are also scattered patches of birch and pine forest as well as marshes, lakes and rivers.
Wetland birds in the park include Common Crane, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Golden Plover and Three-toed Woodpecker and Western Capercaillie breed in the wooded areas. On the plateau there are Rough-legged Buzzard and Merlin, Rock Ptarmigan and Willow Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting and Eurasian Dotterel.
Birds you can see here include:
Rough-legged Buzzard, Merlin, Willow Ptarmigan, Rock Ptarmigan, Western Capercaillie, Common Crane, Eurasian Dotterel, Eurasian Golden Plover, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Three-toed Woodpecker, Snow Bunting
History and Use
Areas of Interest
Access and Facilities
The park lies 20km north-east of Brenna and there is open access.
Cabins are available for tourists and there are guest-houses outside the park at Langen, Elga and Grovelsjon.
Content and images originally posted by Steve