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    Lom Stavkyrkje / Lom Stabkirche
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    the Sognefjellsvegen-passroad

    by globetrott Updated Jun 28, 2011

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    I came on the Sognefjellet-passroad to Lom: it was in the beginning of September, all hotels were closed already, it was raining and quite cold, but that passroad is certainly worth a detour when the weather is fine !
    Some parts of the road No.55 over the pass is only a single-track-road with some passing-places, but mostly the road is in quite a good condition and there was not a lot of trafic anyway.

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    the belfy

    by globetrott Updated Jun 28, 2011

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    The small belfry of Lom Stavkyrkje stands in quite a distance from the church, in the graveyard that you will see around of the church and fenced in by a stone-wall.
    There was no bell anymore in the former belfry.

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    Elveseter/Elvesæter Sagasøyla

    by globetrott Updated Apr 20, 2011

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    This great monument is called Elveseter / Elvesæter Sagasøyla (column of ledgends) and you will find it next to the well-known Elveseter Hotel. The column is 34 meters high and starts in the year 872, with Harald, the 1st King of Norway and it ends in 1814, with the “Riksforsamlingen” in Eidsvoll

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    great woodcarvings

    by globetrott Updated Apr 20, 2011

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    Lom Stavkyrkje / Lom Stabkirche has some great woodcarvings around the 2 main gates and there is an interesting, oldfashioned lock as well, shown in my last picture.
    It is a pity that I did not see them in daylight, but the best part of the church is certainly the wonderfull interior.

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    the wooden entrancegate

    by globetrott Updated Apr 20, 2011

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    Lom Stavkyrkje / Lom Stabkirche has the cemetery around the church and all of it is fenced in by a stonewall, that is covered by wood and it has an entrancegate.
    This fence was certainly mainly ment to keep the cattle out of the churchyard.
    Dont miss to take a closer look at the ancient lock of this door (see it in my extra photos here)

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    Lom Stavkyrkje : the stav-church

    by globetrott Updated Apr 20, 2011

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    It is a pity that I got to this church only at night, but at least it was lighted and so I could see some of its beauty anyway. There are some nice woodcarvings above the entrance-gate.
    The church dates back to the 12th century and in this link you can see some pics of the interior here
    Lom-stavkyrkje is open for visitors:
    daily from 10.00am till 04.00pm
    (except during church-service)
    entrancefee is 45 NOK
    children under 15 are free !

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    Sporty activities

    by xantylaol Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Lom and the surrounding areas are excellent starting points for people who like do be active outdoors. The hiking routes are great with amazing views and clean air, glacier walking (it can be dangerous - be careful and take organized tours) there are several places you can go rafting, summerskiing, paragliding and hanggliding, bicycling or even have foodfrenzies where you go wining and dining at the local restaurants enjoying fresh game, elk, salmon, trout or other local specialities.

    The tourist information in Lom will be happy to assist you to do whatever your preferences are.

    Landscape nearby Lom
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    The Norwegian Mountain Museum

    by Saagar Written Mar 12, 2011

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    At the edge of several major mountains and several national parks, the Mountain Museum could not find a better location. It encompasses a museum and information part as well as some research and study collections. There are films and performances and mountain related things and books for sale. There is good visitors' informration to those who are venturing into the surrounding mountains, and it is the official "Jotunheimes National Parc Center".

    The key aim of the museum is to show you how people have utilized the mountain resources in the past till now.
    Well worth a visit.
    Check their web page or call to find out their seasonal opening hours. Varies throughout the year!

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    Lom stave church

    by Maria_75 Written Sep 8, 2007

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    Lom stave church was built in the 1100s. In the 1600s it was rebuilt to a cruciform church.

    This stave church is actually one of just a very few stave churches of which the original medieval crest with a dragon head still survives.

    The church is situated in the town of Lom, which lies in Gudbrandsdalen valley in central Norway.

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    Lom Stave Church

    by aukahkay Written Feb 23, 2006

    Most churches built in Norway before the Black Death swept across the country in the years 1349-51, were stave churches. There must have been approximately 800 - 1000 stave churches in Norway, although there are only 25 stave churches today which are preserved at their original location. Five stave churches have been moved, re-erected and preserved at new locations. Two stave churches are stored at the storehouse of The Norwegian Folk museum.
    The Lom Church was mentioned for the first time in writing in 1240, but is believed to be even older. The Church, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, St John the Baptist and Olav the Pious, was built in the Basilica style, with the oldest section in the Romanesque style having characteristic rounded arches. It has since been renovated several times.

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    Driving between ice and snow!!

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Sognefjell

    Very beautiful mountainroad, especially when it has just opened ofter winter closing. Bautiful snowwalls as high as 5 or 6 meter along the road. This is Norway's highest mountainroad for trough traffic.

    Sognefjell beginning of may.

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    A gemstone collector must see this place!

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Fossheim Steinsenter

    A very nice collection of gemstones, minerals and fossils. For those who love to take some home, there is also a nice giftshop.

    On their webpage you can see, that they also organize trips to find stones yourselves.

    Fossheim Steinsenter
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    The Stavechurch in Lom

    by SailorRoar Written Jul 8, 2007

    Visit this great Stavechurch (see picture). It is a handcrafted masterpiece with lots of detail that you don't see on the picture.

    The stavechurch in Lom
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    Beautiful interior of Lomskyrkja

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Lomskyrkja

    Beautiful Stavchurch especially the interior. Unfortunately it was not allowed to take pictures inside.

    Lomskyrkja

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