The region surrounding Eidfjord, particularly Hardangervidda National Park, is home to the world’s largest population (an estimated 20,000) of the rare wild reindeer. Though it would be unusual to spot one from the deck of a ship, it’s not impossible given that the reindeer tend to move in large herds. In fact, since wild reindeer are protected in Norway, they’ve been known to cause the closure of major highways near Eidfjord for days, in an attempt to prevent traffic accidents, preserve the safety of the herds and respect the reindeer's natural migration routes.
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