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Sognefjellvegen

Postboks 63, Lom 2688, Norway
+47 61 21 29 90
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Sognefjellet

Amazing road with breathtaking views long 108 km is excellent way to see magnificent glacier... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mirna P
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Melbourne, Australia
Magnificent and Gorgeous scenery that you wouldn't want to miss to see it in person!

Our tour group was on our way to board the 2pm cruise to view the Geiranger Fjord after stopping by... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
ZfyEd
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Singapore, Singapore
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Activities Worth seeing Events Accomondation Transport Eat and drink Useful information Jotunheimen> National tourist routes> Sognefjell Explore the region Click the map to visit the regions Select region Sognefjell - Across the roof of Norway In majestic surroundings, high in the mountains past blue ice, jagged peaks and emerald lakes, the Sognefjell Road runs between Sognefjord, the world’s longest fjord, and the Gudbrandsdal valley. The Sognefjell Road was designated Norway’s first tourist route in 1997 and has just been upgraded to a National tourist route in 2003. The Sognefjell Road has carried traffic since time immemorial. Fish and salt from the west and butter, hides, iron and tar from the east were carried by people on their shoulders or on horseback. The cairns helped travellers find the way in all kinds of weather. The Sognefjell Road gives you access to Jotunheimen National Park, with Galdhopiggen, Norway’s highest mountain, and several of the other of the highest peaks in Norway, and to Jostedalsbreen, Norway’s largest glacier. Here your can poke about on your own among soaring peaks, take a tour over glaciers and mountain tops with experienced guides, and go skiing all year round. The route between the inland valley, high mountains and fjord offers breathtaking contrasts in climate and topography and a variety of plant and animal life, from lower elevations with farms, pine forests and the conditions for human settlement to the alpine terrain approx. 1,000 metres above sea level. Up here you’ll find bare rock with clear traces of the last Ice Age, with grass, moss, lichen interspersed with juniper and willow. Here you’ll also find hardy polar plants such as arctic buttercup, with mountain birch here and there. Wild as well as tame reindeer live on Sognefjell, and down towards the valleys there are moose and deer. In the high mountains, eagles and rough-legged buzzards thrive. In eastern regions there may be bears, lynx and wolverines, though they are few and very shy. For more informaton on the touristroutes www.turistveg.no
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Postboks 63, Lom 2688, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing road with breathtaking views long 108 km is excellent way to see magnificent glacier landscape and Jotunheimen mountains. Curvey road is impressive so is cradle of mountains. Definitely worth going there.

Thank Mirna P
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Our tour group was on our way to board the 2pm cruise to view the Geiranger Fjord after stopping by at Lom (please refer to my earlier reviews of this place here). We enroute this place, also known as the "eagles road" and the scenery...More

Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Our tour coach took route 55, the Sognefjell road from Lom toward Bergen over the Sognefjell mountain area on the last day of May. The scenery is beautiful and dramatic with tall poles on the side of the road to mark the road after snowfalls....More

Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is one awesome road. Norway never ceases to amazes. The amazing vistas, the snow cloud mountains, the flat lands on the top of the mountains, just amazing. Carving roads on such a terrain would be one hell of a task and removing snow ,...More

Thank Abhishek P
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The roads are horrible, but the scenery is just spectacular! Especially in summer, on a clear day, stop and be amazed. We prefer to cross the mountain really early in the morning, even at sunrise, when there is hardly any traffic. Sunrise over the snowcovered...More

Thank PixieTinkie
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Starting at the end of a western fjord, this road climbs right up to 1430 metres above sea level, right in the middle of Norway's highest mountains, then plunging down into the valleys of Eastern Norway. Plenty of rest stops, but look for the few...More

Thank drengen
Reviewed 5 September 2016

driving this route was one of the highlights of our trip. best to do it with no rush. you can stop as many times as you want to enjoy the views, go for short walk, or even find a route for a day if you...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A really dramatic drive up onto the highest pass in northern Europe but our pleasure was limited by the low clouds and rain which reduced visibility in many places. Despite that we could appreciate the spectacular scenery as the clouds momentarily lifted. The views are...More

Thank Rvwr2012
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We travelled R55 twice. Each time we were envelopped in the fog and leaving the car was only enjoyable after putting on several extra layers of clothing. If you can, plan this trip with open and sunny weather.

1  Thank Bert8500
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We drove the 108 kms road 55 from Lom to Gaupne on the 16/17 June 2016 at 1530hrs. At 1434 masl it is the highest mountain road pass in Northern Europe. The changing scenery is spectacular. Every turn is a panoramic surprise. The views are...More

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sudhan20
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Response from drengen | Reviewed this property |
Hi, nearest place should be at Otta, I know Hertz has a office there.
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