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Bird watching in the Øyer mountains

Øyer mountain

Øyer mountains includes mountain areas between Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen. Øyer mountains has large expanses and great hiking terrain. Height above sea level varies from 700 meters in the southern part of Åstdalen to 1232 meters at Eldåhøgda, which is the highest point in the municipality of Øyer.

Øyer mountains includes mountain areas between Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen. Øyer mountains has large expanses and great hiking terrain. Height above sea level varies from 700 meters in the southern part of Åstdalen to 1232 meters at Eldåhøgda, which is the highest point in the municipality of Øyer.

Although it is a mountain, the terrain is open and flat, with a lot of marshes, ponds and small ponds. Large areas are covered with birch forest, which grows up to about 1000 meters above sea level, some places slightly higher. In southern and western areas, you will find pine forests. In some places there are also pine trees.

Easy to find - stop anywhere
Øyer mountain is an excellent area for exploring typical mountains. The highway leads you through great mountain terrain and you can stop almost anywhere to look for a bird. But on the map you will find some recommended places that are extra favorable.

Birdwatching in Øyer mountains
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 municipality.

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.