Birdwatching in Dovre

Fokstumyra in Dovre is one of Norway’s most famous birding locations, visited every year by birders and hikers. Parts of the trail around Fokstumyra are plank paths and easy to follow. The full trail is 6 kilometres. The distance between the car park and the bird tower is 1.5 kilometres. From the main road E6, the reserve is easy to access, and the train station is close by.


Map over Fokstumyra in Dovre

1Bird tower in Fokstumyra

Other Interesting Areas Around Fokstumyra
The small waters surrounding Fokstumyra, for example Hjerkinndammen, are also interesting. Here, Horned Grebe, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, and Red-necked Phalarope might be easier to find. In the higher mountain areas around Fokstumyra, the chances are you get to see species like Eurasian Dotterel, Horned Lark, and Lapland Bunting. In addition, there are good chances of seeing the musk ox in the areas around Fokstumyra.

Helpful Information

Biotope:Moorland in the mountains with low birch forest, juniper, heath, and willow scrub.
Fokstumyra is surrounded by naked mountains.
Best time to visit:From early summer through July.
Bird towers:Point 1—about 1.5 kilometres from the parking lot.
Shoes:Waterproof hiking boots or mountain boots.
Clothes:Hiking wear.
Telescope:Not necessary, but recommended.




Birdingbed cooperates with long-time experienced guides in customizing personalized birdwatching experiences like…

  • excursions to see owls, woodpeckers, birds of prey and more.
  • Black Grouse lek, Capercaillie lek, bird cliffs, among other things
  • photography trips.
  • finding specific species.

For guided excursions in this area, contact Terje Kolaas through the web page Northern Birding

Did you know …

… that Fokstumyra became a protected area as early as 1923 and is considered Norway’s first large nature reserve?

… that the Garganey and the Collared Dove was registered for the first time in Norway in Fokstumyra?

… that you can see the musk ox near Fokstumyra?

Bird Species Seen in the Area

Some of the Birds in Fokstumyra

Key Map
Helpful Links
(also in english)