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.
We started with the Stave church in Lom.
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.
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.
Just before the famous Dalsnibba viewpoint overlook is a series of lakes at the base of snow capped cliffs.
On a reasonably clear day the 5 kilometer, 100 kroner detour up to the Dalsnibba viewpoint is most definitely worth the expense and time.
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.
The viewpoint and drive up also afford views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.
The winding drive down into the valley toward the town of Geiranger is a rugged green landscape with waterfalls in every direction.