"Lom - the main gate to the Jotunheimen Mountains" Lom by xantylaol

Lom Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 56 photos

Looking at the landscape from nearby Juvasshytta

Lom lies at a trafficjunction where much of the traffic headed for the Jotunheimen mountains comes thru. The area surrounding Lom stretches for many miles in each direction and is characterized by wild nature, wild animals, very good extreme sports opportunities, good fishing grounds, horseriding, trekking and hiking, glacierwalking, camping, wining and dining at good restaurants and many other things.
If you like nature, fresh air, good restaurants, variety in the types of activities you can engage in in wilderness - you should come and visit. Lom is the gateway to some of my favourite areas in Norway!

Old bridge over Bøvern running thru Lom downstream

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lom,_Norway

http://www.naturopplevingar.no/asp/sider.asp?menyKategoriID=5&sideID=0

http://www.visitlom.com/english/englom/englom.htm

Some reindeers feeding

There's plenty of mountains to climb in Norway, and in Jotunheimen especially so. During summer there's also a few summer ski resorts that are open. In Jotunheimen one is next to Juvasshytta and the other is in Stryn which is a couple of hours away with car or bus.
Hiking routes are all over the place and lodges, hotels and restaurants are plentyful all over the place.

Check out these sites for mountain hiking:

http://impact.ii.uib.no/arnt/Norway/oppland.html

http://home.online.no/~mariusbe/nor/areas.html#Jotunheimen

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:My favourite area in Norway
  • Cons:Just don't tell anybody about this place - wanna keep it as pristine and unspoiled as possible
  • In a nutshell:This is a truly beautiful area - help keep it nice if you ever go here
  • Last visit to Lom: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Aug 24, 2009
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  • curiosone's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 2:18 PM

    Jotunheimr..Edda docet! Fascinating is a too little word for Your nature..Great and useful pages!A

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2006 at 5:39 PM

    It looks like an excellent place for some hiking. But you won't find me getting too close to any glaciers!

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