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Norway

Overview

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.

Birds

Notable Species

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.

Check-list

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

Other Wildlife

Elk, Reindeer, Beaver and Mountain Hare are found in Femundsmarka and carnivores include Lynx, Wolverine, Pine Marten and Mink.


Site Information

History and Use

To do

Areas of Interest

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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.

Contact Details

To do

External Links

Official Guide, Facts about Roros

Content and images originally posted by Steve

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