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  • Lom Stavkyrkje / Lom Stabkirche
    Lom Stavkyrkje / Lom Stabkirche
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Lom Things to Do

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  • the Sognefjellsvegen-passroad

    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...

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  • the belfy

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 hereLom-stavkyrkje is open for visitors:daily from 10.00am till...

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  • Sporty activities

    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...

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  • The Norwegian Mountain Museum

    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...

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  • Lom stave church

    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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  • The Stavechurch in Lom

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

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  • Lom Stave Church

    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...

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  • Driving between ice and snow!!

    SognefjellVery 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.

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  • Fossheim - the gourmet choice

    At Fossheim the owners have been focusing on food and wine for many years and built a very good restaurant that offers local specialities and exciting dishes. If you are a fan of trying new tastes and pure ingridients in a delicate composure - this is a place you should check out! They have many good wines to choose amongst as well. Be aware it's...

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  • Elvesæter - an excellent culinary...

    Elvesæter is the lifes work of the Elvesæter family and is both a hotelfacility and restaurant. The restaurant is run by a very professional and serviceminded staff and most customers appear to be repeatvisitors from continental Europe. The food is in large based on first class local ingridients like deer, elk, salmon, trout, fresh vegetables and...

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Lom Transportation

  • I took the passroads

    I took the Sognefjellsvegen-passroad , that is road Nr. 55 from Sohnefjorden , a spectacular road with a great view on a clear and sunny day, some hotels are on the way, BUT these hotels are open only in the very high season, that means they might close already mid of August, when the ordinary school-vacations are over in Norway.There was not a lot...

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  • Getting to Lom

    The bus companies Nor-way Bussekspress and Fjord1 operate daily services from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim to Lom. The buses are comfortable and have A/C, radioplugs for headphones and pillows and blankets are available for those who want to sleep. It's also possible to take the train to Otta and change to a bus from there to get to Lom. Check out...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Lom Shopping

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    by xantylaol Updated Oct 26, 2006

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    Fossheim Steinsenter is a shop and a kind of museum where you can buy rocks and stones that are in their natural state or also refined for use in jewelry. The collection is rather big and varied and will probably interest any person who has even a remote interest for stones and all the beautiful variations, shapes and colours.

    Mountain landscape near Lom
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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Lom Warnings and Dangers

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    by xantylaol Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Glaciers are beautiful and interesting to explore and can show a tremendous range of colours that tempt you to get as close as possible to really get a good look. Be careful however. Glaciers regularily calf over and can crush whatever is beneath them or if there's water there - they can create floodwaves - or mini tsunamis if you like. Each year some people get hurt or even die because of this or because they try to walk on the glaciers and fall into cracks where they are quickly subject to hypothermia (eg freeze to death).

    If you keep some distance from the glaciers or are escorted by a guide and actually listen to what they say when they tell you which precautions to make - even though the safety blablabla is usually boring - you should be okay. That being said - the glacier walking and viewing possibilities in the approximity of Lom are great!

    The first picture shown here actually depicts a man standing more or less at the foot of the glacier - which I wouldn't recommend doing! But it gives you an idea of how huge those glaciers can be...

    Glacier nearby Lom - notice the man in the rubble Glacier Glacier seen from a distance
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    • Mountain Climbing
    • Hiking and Walking

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Lom Off The Beaten Path

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    by Roeffie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Norske Fjellmuseum

    Situated in Lom towncenter.

    The Norwegian Mountain Museum in Lom shows the Norwegian mountain landscape and how the relationship between nature and people has developed from the earliest primitive hunting-and-trapping society to modern mass tourism, recreation and consumption.

    Norske Fjellmuseum
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    by xantylaol Updated Apr 2, 2014

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    Favorite thing: I came across this very detailed description of the area surrounding Lom and it contains lots and lots of information and pictures. Have a look - it's really valuable to anybody planing to go to Jotunheimen and Lom!

    An area description of Lom and Sognefjellet

    Mountain landscape
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    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

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