Drive from Røros via Tynset and Alvdal, then over Dovre to Trondheim. You will be lucky enough to pass through the Dovrefjell National Park. At 4367-sq-km it is one of Norway’s largest protected areas and home to Arctic foxes, reindeer, wolves and musk ox; the wolf population originally died out around 1990 but have been successfully reintroduced into the park today. The park was created in 2002 to preserve an intact alpine ecosystem.
Arriving in vibrant Trondheim, you can’t sit down to eat anywhere better than Lian Restaurant. Opened at the same time as the the Gråkallbanen tramline was under construction, the farm at Lian was purchased and a rotunda in the Functionalist style erected. For many years this was the most popular day excursion for the people of Trondheim. Many restaurants claim their menus are “locally sourced”, but Lian really means it: Most of the food sources are visible from the restaurant’s veranda. Come here for great food, good company and spectacular vistas of fjords, mountains, city and countryside.