Beautiful nature in quiet Norwegian grounds!
Just don't tell anybody about this place - wanna keep it as pristine and unspoiled as possible
A GREAT, MAGNIFICENT PLACE TO DRIVE, CAMP, ROAM AND DREAM....
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
Lom, Lom, Norway, 2686, NO
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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...more
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...more
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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 Nor-Way Bussekspress at this website: http://www.nbe.no/
The tourist information in Lom will be happy to help you find your way. Check out the website below for more information.
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.
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...
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.
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