Day 12: From Lom to Bergsetbreen

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The "Sagasoyla" is 33 m high decorated with motives from the norwegian history
At home and without any knowledge about the weather conditions we planned a hike in the Jotunheimen Nationalpark. I knew that there still would be snow in the mountains but I never expected what I saw.

After breakfast we headed the Sognefjellet road (RV 55) south-west to Gaupne. The Sognefjell Road is the highest and most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe (highest point 1,430 metres above sea level). It has been awarded the status national tourist route because of the spectacular and wild mountain scenery (Jotunheimen National Park) it passes through. The road is open from June to October.

Our first stop was in Elvester which was a farm in old times but now it's a hotel. Next to the hotel you find the giant "Saga" Column (33m tall).
The old farm is a hotel now
The column shows motives from Norway's history.

Right behind Elveseter the nature turned incredibly beautiful. I could have stopped the car to take photos every 100 m :o 

As we were getting higher up the mountains the sun came out. The look on the snow on the mountains in front of the blue sky was amazing.

Usually there are some hiking trails along the route but all of them were fully covered with snow. We decided it would be too dangerous to walk them since under the snow you couldn't find any signs or see if there's a river or lake under your feet. And swimming in 4° C warm water isn't my favourite hobby :p

Well, since our hiking plans failed we've decided to drive to Bergsetbreen (part of the Jostedalen glacier) instead. There is no camp ground but we didn't mind. You find enough water for cooking and washing at the river beneath the parking lot.

In the evening the wind blowed ice cold from the glacier although there was still a bright blue sky. We did just a short hike to stretch our legs since it was too late for a hike to the glacier itself. We made it the next day.

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The Sagasoyla is 33 m high decor…
The "Sagasoyla" is 33 m high deco…
The old farm is a hotel now
The old farm is a hotel now
One of the most beautiful roads in…
One of the most beautiful roads i…
Yes, I love snow :)
Yes, I love snow :)
On the way to the Nigardsbreen
On the way to the Nigardsbreen
I love glaciers
I love glaciers
The Bersetbreen is really easy to …
The Bersetbreen is really easy to…
photo by: aloneinthecrowd