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Day 11: From Geiranger to Lom

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View from Flydalsjuvet on Geiranger
As the evening before has already promised the weather was bad again. There were no 2 days without rain until now :(

We discussed to stay 1 day longer the night before but listening to the pouring rain while laying in our sleeping bags we revised this descission. Around noon we left Geiranger and headed to Lom.

When we crawled out the camper we saw 3 cruise ships in the fjord. 1 huge and 2 smaller ones. Additional to it there was the Hurtigruten Ship and the ferry to Hellesylt. And don't forget the tourist boat. It was a busy day in the fjord. From the camp ground it looked that there was no space in the fjord anymore but from the outlook "Flydalsjuvet" you could see that there was enough space for all of them.

We couldn't leave Geiranger without being in the Fjord-Museum which I can highly recommend.
Flydalsjuvet: A busy day in Geiranger.
I rarely visited such a nice museum. If you'll ever have the chance please visit it.

Next stop was at the "Flydalsjuvet" outlook which is very famous. If you see photos of Geiranger it's mostly on it. It's a rock and it seems you hover above the fjord.

On 1,100 m above sea level the rain turned to snow. Yes, it's right. We had June 15 and it was snowing!!! Hurray to the global warming!!! So, our plans to drive up the mountain of Dalsnibba died. From Dalsnibba you have an amazing view on Geiranger - if you don't have snow, rain or fog. Please check the weather report before you drive up there. It's a 5 km narrow gravel  toll road and there's no chance for a turn. It can be very dangerous with bad weather since you don't see anything and there's rarely a place to evade a car or touristbus (which are common up there since most tourists from the cruise ships book a trip to the Dalsnibba).


One of my most favourite places in Norway isn't far from Geiranger. It's the Strynfjellet summer ski area. The "Gamle Strynefjellsvegen" (old strynefjellet road) (RV 258) connects Videseter to Grotli and it's only open from june to september/october. Until 1975 it was the main connection between the villages. It's an unpaved road on its highest point 1,139 m above sea level. Look at the photos and maybe you understand me.

Late afternoon we arrived Lom. The village isn't really worth seeing - it just has a nice stave church. We looked for a camp ground and found one right at the RV 55. The road we wanted to travel the next day.





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View from Flydalsjuvet on Geiranger
View from Flydalsjuvet on Geiranger
Flydalsjuvet: A busy day in Geiran…
Flydalsjuvet: A busy day in Geira…
View from the camp ground
View from the camp ground
Do people talk about global warmin…
Do people talk about global warmi…
Tourist bus coming down the Dalsni…
Tourist bus coming down the Dalsn…
Even in summer theres still lots …
Even in summer there's still lots…
Strynejellet
Strynejellet
My car is about 2.60 m high - so y…
My car is about 2.60 m high - so …
Memories in the snow ;)
Memories in the snow ;)
The dog is having fun. More snow -…
The dog is having fun. More snow …
Suddenly the sun came out
Suddenly the sun came out
The official name is RV 258. Its …
The official name is RV 258. It's…
The road is hand build just in the…
The road is hand build just in th…
The stave church of Lom is one of …
The stave church of Lom is one of…
Entrance door
Entrance door
I love the dragons :)
I love the dragons :)
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