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Review of Sognefjellvegen

Sognefjellvegen
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Lom
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We crossed the mountain on motorcycles, for me the first time. It was a fantastic and visual experience. The view is fantastic!

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Rt.55 impressed me as the best picture of Norway: narrow, long and winding it showed us fjords and Jotunheimen national park mountains, a very bright blue sky and the sun sparkling in the water .. Many times we had to stop to admire the natural beauty of the country.. And many times we had to slow down as the curve of the road was so scary..If you're an avid photographer, I promise your best pictures can be taken along Rt.55..

Thank TGaines
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

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.

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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 was superb, so magnificent and gorgeous!

Not only see the common green mountains, lakes one after another, its the snow covered mountains, waterfalls, and the roads that made the scenery so beautiful that you would not want to give it a miss and seeing it in person for "once in a life time". Being on top of the mountain, you could see the little cottage houses and villages way down the mountain, a great bird eye's view!

Although the road was narrow and winding (up or down terrain slope depending on from which direction you come from) and seemed to most, quite dangerous, our driver was very professional and steady, and we passed by it safely and yet have some great views of the surrounding areas!

It's really worth to be here to personally see the great scenery!!! Highly recommended. But its very cold and so remember to bring along thick jackets or sweater!

Thank ZfyEd
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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. There were clouds and mist, waterfalls, white patches of snow on brown land, and patches of land in the melting snow. There were always trail-marking low piles of stones in the snow. We were surprised to see that, even as it was melting in the sun, the roadside snow was more than six feet thick. We stopped frequently to enjoy the cold air and the stillness of the Springtime snow. We saw that the Norwegian cross country skiing team was practicing in the area. This is a road of beautiful contrasts that should not be missed during the months when it is open.

Thank Staidthere
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