Dovrefjell

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Dovrefjell

(dô`vrəfyĕl), mountainous region of S Norway, c.100 mi (160 km) long and 40 mi (60 km) wide, culminating in Snøhetta (7,500 ft/2,286 m high). It is crossed by the Dovre railway and highway and is the source of several important rivers. It is a symbol of steadfastness and independence in Norwegian folklore and literature.

Dovrefjell

 

a plateau in western Norway. It rises to an altitude of 2,286 m (Mt. Snöhetta). The bare, rocky surface of Dovrefjell is dissected by deep river valleys. In low areas are many lakes and marshes. The summits are granite, with cirques and other alpine forms of relief; there are névés. The vegetation is mainly mountain tundra with lichens and mosses and, in places, dwarfed forms of willow, birch, and juniper.