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Follow Vestfjellvegen (route 204) from Gausdal or Fagernes, or drive from Dokka
via route 196 past Spåtind Helse- og Høyfjellshotell. Parking by Storlægerplassen
(just north of the main road), between Lenningen and the Oppsjøkrysset junction.
Driving time from Dokka is approx. 1 hour. Way-marked route from car park to
Røssjøkollene, or alternatively to Solskiva or Djuptjernskampen. Trails are of high
quality, and the length can be adjusted to suit weather conditions and ability.
Vestfjellvegen is closed during winter, and usually opens in early June.
Panoramic views and bearded flowers
On your hike to Røssjøkollene, Solskiva or Djuptjernskampen, you will walk
through one of the richest in bearded bellflower (Campanula barbata) areas in
Northern Europe. In our part of the world, this species can only be found here
and in the Langsua National Park area. Other locations reasonably close to us are
Southern Europe, the Sudetes and the Alps. The bearded bellflower is similar to
the more common bluebell, but as its name indicates it has a beard (hairs) on its
flower, leaves and stem. You will find it along the trail as well as in the birch forest
Storlægerplassen, but the richest areas are Røssjøkollene and north of Geitberget.
A short detour from the trail to enjoy the visual delight of one of our exclusive
rarities is strongly recommended! The bearded bellflower is in flower in July and
August, and you will also find other exciting mountain plants such as the golden
root, twoflower violet, spring pasque flower, grass of Parnassus, snow gentian,
moonwort and fragrant orchid.