The Dokkadelta National Wetland Centre Accommodation
Bird watching, activities, canoe hire and coffee
- Destination: Land
- Season: January-December
About The Dokkadelta National Wetland Centre
Dokka Delta National Wetland Centre’s visitor centre is within the Dokkadeltaet naturreservat . The Wetland Centre is a centre of nature expertise and works with diverse projects, including nature interpretation, guided tours, nature surveying and the preservation of endangered species and habitats.
The Wetland Centre consists of two buildings and a bird tower. The buildings contain an educational/exhibition room for use in spring, summer and autumn, as well as offices, a reading corner, toilets, and a kitchen that can be used throughout the year. One of the buildings has been built using heavy timber framing, like the old granaries along the Randsfjorden were traditionally built. The house was constructed by Dovre Handverkssenter and apprentices, as well as building and construction students from Dokka Secondary School and local craftsmen. There was a range of tree species used in the building’s construction, including spruce and different deciduous trees such as aspen, grey alder, birch and oak. In summer the Wetland Centre is open Wednesdays and Saturdays in the summer holidays. You will find activities for both adults and children and waffles and coffee can be purchased. For more information see www.dokkadeltaet.no/en.
In front of the Wetland Centre you will find a bird tower that can be used for observing the birds. The delta’s varied wetland habitats result in a species rich bird fauna in the conservation area. Water birds, raptors, owls and passerine species, as well as many harder to spot bird species, such as great crested grebes, Northern shoveler, garganey, short-eared owl, tawny owl, lesser-spotted woodpecker, Eurasian wryneck and rosefinch all find suitable nesting sites within the delta. If you bring binoculars you are bound to spot some of the 219 observed bird species in the conservation area.
It is also possible to hire canoes at the Wetland Centre so that you can get out onto the lake and into the delta. It is forbidden to walk on the mudbanks in the Dokka delta nature reserve between the 15th March and the 15th October.
Bus: Local route 153 to Odnes School
Car: Follow fv33 from Gjøvik towards Dokka. Take the exit on the left at Odnes when you see the sign for the Våtmarkssenteret. If you are driving from the north from Dokka to Odnes then follow fv33 and take the exit to the right at Odnes when you see the sign for the Våtmarkssenter. After you cross the railway tracks turn to the right. Park in the carpark and walk up the small hill.
If you are starting from Dokka then it is preferable to cycle. Follow fv33 towards Gjøvik and take the exit to the right at Odnes when you see the sign for the Wetland Centre. After this follow the signs down to the Wetland Centre. After crossing the railway tracks at Land Sag, take the exit to the right and you will find the Wetland Centre at the end of the track towards the fjord.
- Bring water as there are not many places to top up along the route.
- Feel free to bring wood/coals – there is a barbeque area at Våten and at the Wetland Centre.
- Bring cash or card if you visit the Wetland Centre Wednesday or Saturday in the school holidays.
- Important: It is forbidden to enter the mud banks in the Dokka delta nature reserve between the 15th March and the 15th October.
- Free parking at the Wetland Centre.
- The Wetland Centre is open in the summer holidays on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the school holidays.
- Free toilets (when the centre is open)
- Coffee available (when the centre is open).
- Canoe hire is available at the Wetland Centre.
Where to stay
Close to Dokka centre you will find accommodation at Dokka camping.
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