Meeting Europe’s most southerly reindeer population

The last remaining wild tundra reindeer in Europe are only found in places of southern Norway, the same region we now are traveling through. Until now only seen tracks from these amazing animals and we had little hope of seeing them, since they are very shy and aware of humans. But today we awoke to a small heard, only 300-400 meters from our tent. It was both unexpected and fun that we unintentional got so close to a heard. The normal procedure if one is to see a heard when out hiking or skiing, is to avoid them at any almost any cost, so to not disturb and stress the animals. There are also some restrictions on where one can go hiking and skiing, so it’s a wise thing to seek information about these areas online or read the information that is in most of the DNT cabins in the region.

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