Birdwatching in Øyerfjellet
Øyerfjellet includes parts of the mountainous regions between Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen. The area covers about 43,000 hectares, whereas half of it is bare mountain. Øyerfjellet has large mountain plateaus and great hiking terrains. The height above sea level varies from 700 metres in the southernmost part of Åstdalen to 1232 metres in Eldåhøgda, the highest point in Øyer.
Although it is a mountain, the landscape is open and flat, containing moorlands, ponds, and small forest lakes. Large areas are covered with birch forest—growing only as high as 1000 metres above sea level, possibly somewhat higher a few places. In the southern and western parts of the area, you will find spruce forests. Certain areas also contain some pine trees.