Bleak and dramatic, the hauntingly beautiful Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park is a high, bitterly cold plateau of gently undulating mountains buried under a thick blanket of snow for much of the year. These mountains peak with Snøhetta (2286m), and the park provides a suitably Arctic-like habitat for Arctic foxes, reindeer, wolverines and, the park's flagship animal, musk oxen, which are easily seen during a summertime musk oxen safari.

The Knutshøene massif (1690m) section of the park, east of the E6, protects Europe's most diverse intact alpine ecosystem.