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Sognefjellvegen, Lom

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The Sognefjellsvegen or Sognefjellsveien is the highest mountain pass road in Northern Europe. Part of County Road 55, it is located in Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane counties in Norway. It is a national tourist road and starts in the village of Lom in the municipality of Lom, it then travels over the Sognefjell mountain area, and it ends in the village of Gaupne in the municipality of Luster. The road was opened on 16 July 1938. The road passes through the Jotunheimen, Hurrungane, and Breheimen mountains. The highest point is Fantesteinen at. During the winters there is a lot of snow, and so the road is closed from November through May. The road passes between Jotunheimen National Park and Breheimen National Park.RouteThe road passes the villages of Galdesanden, Spiterstulen, and Elveseter, then the mountain Galdhøpiggen, lake Bøvertunvatnet, and then the Bøvertun rest area. The rest areas of Krossbu and Sognefjellshytta are located beside the road high up in the mountains. Upon entering Luster, the road passes the lakes Prestesteinsvatnet and Hervavatnet with the mountain Fannaråki, just south of the road. Descending into the valley, the road passes the hotel Turtagrø, the villages of Skjolden, Luster, Høyheimsvik, and Nes before finally reaching Gaupne which is along the Sognefjord.
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  • Runs through the heart of Jotunheimen mountains allowing admire the snow-capped peaks the highest mountains. The road leads from the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway, climbs then extremely steep path to the shelter in Turtagrø. Next way is among the highest peaks in Norway, bleaching the caps of the glaciers to the same horizon. And so it was, even though the morning was accompanied by us annoying drizzle, it's all of these things we could see coming this way. Passing the punt viewpoint Fantestein the road climbs to an altitude of 1434 metres above sea level, which is the highest section of the highway in Norway. In August, quite a lot of snow, traveling by car you might want to have at hand warmer cover, it was ok. 6 ° c
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  • Route 55 across Sogne mountain is the highest mountain pass in Norway - and you definitely feel it - it was windy like crazy and thus cold when I drove this route in September but very beautiful.  more »
  • Who doesn't like hiking or can, can enjoy many breathtaking views on the Sognefjellstraße. In many places, there is parking, so you can relax a bit. We were lucky that the sun shone most and just a few clouds are pulled through - so we had brilliant view on the Lakes, the snow fields and also the surrounding mountains of Jotunheimen with their glaciers. Tip: take time - with many stopovers, one is progressing only slowly. The street itself is but not too wide, but very well constructed.
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