Tverrfjellet is possibly the easiest mountain top to reach on Dovrefjell. A mountain road takes you the 1,9km from the trailhead to the summit. Well, to be precise; on the final 250 meters you follow a path. This is a good place to make a stop if you're north- or southbound across Dovrefjell.
At the end of the road, you'll find the award-winning Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion in the Dovrefjell National Park, designed by the Snøhetta architects - not to be confused with the Snøhetta mountain massif - which you see from the pavillion. The purpose of the pavilion is to provide shelter for visitors who wants to be lectured or educated about Dovre mountain plateau's flora and fauna.
Tverrfjellet (Norge 1:50,000: 1248m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 1246,48m, UTM 32 V 525603 6899454) has a primary factor of 73m towards the higher parent mountain Vålåsjøhøe. The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 525407 6898826) is found between Tverrfjellet and point 1399m. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is with the range 1170-1175m, interpolated to 1173m.
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Route 1: Hjerkinn - Tverrfjellet
This route description is valid per June 2013
(all distances are approx. distances)
This route description begins at Hjerkinn on Dovrefjell. 60 meters south of the E6/RV29 junction, turn west at the "Hjerkinn" signpost (N62.22257 E9.55038). Then drive as follows;
for 1,5km. At the
pavilion, turn right and follow a path
0,25km up to the Tverrfjellet high point (N62.22599 E9.49247). There
is a small tower with instruments on top (see picture below).