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…
White angel in the Lom graveyard.
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.
jason richerDecember 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 ĐumišićDecember 10, 2014
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