Norwegian mountainside – Sel, Lom & Sognefjell

The best part was the passage over Sognefjell. Finally the sun shone through and the climax was unavoidable. I had the super pleasant sensation driving up the lingering roads, higher and higher. Here is a YouTube video on that.

Before arriving there I passed the small places of Sel and Lom. Also at the arrival to Sognefjell the weather was still bad, cold, windy and rainy. Here are some photos…

Angel statue in Sel. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Angel statue in Sel.

Old church in Sel. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Old church in Sel.White angel in the Lom graveyard. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

White angel in the Lom graveyard.

Lom stave church. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Lom stave church.

Lom stave church. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Lom stave church.

Arctic hen running along with me. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Arctic hen running along with me.

Water and smaller iceberg in Sognefjell. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Water and smaller iceberg in Sognefjell.

Sheep portrait. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Sheep portrait.

Two sheep. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Double sheep portrait.

Toll station for the narrow and beautiful Tindevegen road over a part of Sognefjell. 75kr is defiantly worth it. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Toll station for the narrow and beautiful Tindevegen road over a part of Sognefjell. 75kr is defiantly worth it.

 

Edit:

One of the more obscure roads on the roadtrip was Tindevegen that apparently had a record of 32 000 vehicles passed in 2014. It costs 75 NOK. By turning away from the 55 and from Turtagrø you reach the road and it will take you to Øvre Årdal. It’s a private road and is open from May to November. Check out their site, Tindevegen.no, and they even have a Facebook account.

Tindevegen roadtrip map.

2 Comments
  • jason richer
    December 9, 2014

    A beautiful commentry and amazing photographs. Please also add the route it sound like a road with one detour on toll road I wanna see it!

    • Sanjin Đumišić
      December 10, 2014

      Thanks!

      I added the info about the toll road at the bottom of the post. It’s a private road called Tindevegen and you turn away from the 55 at Turtagrø and the beautiful road takes you to Øvre Årdal. Otherwise I went via Oslo and up the E6 – stopping by Rondane (http://sanjindumisic.com/norwegian-mountainside-ringebu-and-venabu/). Then continued along the E6 up to Otta and then into Lom and road 55. From the 55 I turned into Tindevegen and then just down from Øvre Årdal down and down eventually getting to E16 and back to Oslo.

      /All the best

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