Day 11: From Geiranger to Lom
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June 15th, 2009 – by: aloneinthecrowd
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.
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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