Drive from Lom to Geiranger, Norway

July 13, 2013

The 2 hour drive from Lom (gateway to Jotunheimen Natl Park)  to Geiranger (one Norway’s prettiest fjords) via route 63 gets progressively more dramatic as you near Geiranger and can take considerably longer than two hours if you stop at the worthwhile sights along the way.

Lom Stave Church

We started with the Stave church in Lom.

Lom Stave Church Lom Stave Church

One of the largest in the country, it is a picturesque and popular example of stave architecture, (a type of wood construction used in medieval times) and is worth a peek inside, especially if you don’t have time to see other stave examples.

Drive from Lom to Geiranger

Next, a quick stop at Billingen, the confluence of the Fesya and Tora rivers. Just off highway 15 about 29 kilometers past Bismo it is stunning photo op.

Drive from Lom to Geiranger

Just before the famous Dalsnibba viewpoint overlook is a series of lakes at the base of snow capped cliffs.

Drive from Lom to Geiranger Drive from Lom to Geiranger Drive from Lom to Geiranger

On a reasonably clear day the 5 kilometer, 100 kroner detour up to the Dalsnibba viewpoint is most definitely worth the expense and time.

Dalsnibba viewpoint

Although this day was less than clear, the sun filtered through a hole in the clouds just long enough to take in this magnificent view.

Dalsnibba viewpoint

The viewpoint and drive up also afford views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.

Dalsnibba viewpoint

Drive into Geiranger

The winding drive down into the valley toward the town of Geiranger is a rugged green landscape with waterfalls in every direction.

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One Response to Drive from Lom to Geiranger, Norway

  1. Pingback: Drive from Geiranger to Balestrand, Norway | Cooking in Tongues

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