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On this journey along a route that for centuries has connected Norway's east and west, you travel through Northern Europe's highest mountain pass, at 1 434 metres above sea level. The Sognefjell road starts in the lush cultural landscape of Bøverdalen valley in the east and runs across the mountain plateau with panoramic views of glaciers and towering mountains before descending through valleys to the inner reaches of the Sognefjord with their tranquil hamlets in the west. The road across the roof of Norway passes not only mountains, but also fjords and valleys and a landscape brimming with cultural heritage sites.

Lom stave church is one of its many highlights. In a former era, this road was the highway from the coast inland. Salt and fish were brought eastwards, while butter, tar and pelts went in the other direction. In those days, the farmers and merchants held company on the journey across the mountain, so as not to be waylaid by highwaymen. Today it is safe to travel here, and the excitement along the road is found in magnificent mountain scenery encountering art and architecture.

National Tourist Route Sognefjellet runs from Lom to Gaupne over a total distance of 108 kilometres.

The mountain crossing is closed in the winter season, and in early May you may see the road lined with banks of snow up to ten metres in height.



Information about National Tourist Route Sognefjellet, download pdf.

Travel info Sognefjellet

National Tourist Route Sognefjellet  is closed during the winter season (see the "Map" menu and red flags). The road is normally closed in November and reopens in May.

Questions concerning places to stay, places to eat, itineraries etc. should be addressed to local and regional tourist agencies and enterprises. In the menu on the left you will find some links that may be helpful.

Have a good trip!

The Bøvra river seen from Fossberg, the centre of Lom municipality. Lom is the eastern end of the Sognefjellet  National Tourist Route and a natural starting point from which to explore other National Tourist Routes in this area. The nearest ones are the Strynefjellsvegen and Valdresflya routes.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
The Bøvra river seen from Fossberg, the centre of Lom municipality. Lom is the eastern end of the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route and a natural starting point from which to explore other National Tourist Routes in this area. The nearest ones are the Strynefjellsvegen and Valdresflya routes.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Near Røisheim in Bøverdalen, Lom municipality.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Near Røisheim in Bøverdalen, Lom municipality.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Leirdalen near Liasanden rest area with services.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Leirdalen near Liasanden rest area with services.

Photo: Werner Harstad
National Tourist Route Sognefjellet, offers plenty of great views directly from the road, this is from Bøverkinnhalsen towards Leirdalen.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
National Tourist Route Sognefjellet, offers plenty of great views directly from the road, this is from Bøverkinnhalsen towards Leirdalen.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
The ascent from Krossbu lodge.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
The ascent from Krossbu lodge.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Between the Sognefjellshytta lodge and Mefjellet mountain.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Between the Sognefjellshytta lodge and Mefjellet mountain.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Near Sognefjellshytta lodge.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Near Sognefjellshytta lodge.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Beacon at Sognefjellet mountain with the Fannaråki peak in the background.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Beacon at Sognefjellet mountain with the Fannaråki peak in the background.

Photo: Werner Harstad
The Lower Oscarshaug viewing platform.

Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk 

Photo: Werner Harstad
The Lower Oscarshaug viewing platform.

Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Photo: Werner Harstad
Early morning at Storefonna, Prestesteinsvatnet lake. In the background you can see the Smørstabbreen glacier and the Smørstabbtindane peaks.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Early morning at Storefonna, Prestesteinsvatnet lake. In the background you can see the Smørstabbreen glacier and the Smørstabbtindane peaks.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Between banks of snow near Prestesteinsvatnet lake, in the last of May. In the distance are the tallest peaks surrounding the Smørstabbreen glacier.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Between banks of snow near Prestesteinsvatnet lake, in the last of May. In the distance are the tallest peaks surrounding the Smørstabbreen glacier.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Near Vassbakken in Luster.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Near Vassbakken in Luster.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Nes lay-by on the Lustra fjord. From this location there is a magnificent view over the fjord towards the 218 metre drop of the Feigumsfossen waterfall.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Nes lay-by on the Lustra fjord. From this location there is a magnificent view over the fjord towards the 218 metre drop of the Feigumsfossen waterfall.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Rest area near Myrane in Luster.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Rest area near Myrane in Luster.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Overview map of the stretch, with locations described under the "Architecture" menu. Red flags indicate tourist routes that are closed during the winter season.

If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
Overview map of several stretches located within the same region.

If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
On this journey along a route that for centuries has connected Norway's east and west, you travel through Northern Europe's highest mountain pass, at 1 434 metres above sea level. The Sognefjell road starts in the lush cultural landscape of Bøverdalen valley in the east and runs across the mountain plateau with panoramic views of glaciers and towering mountains before descending through valleys to the inner reaches of the Sognefjord with their tranquil hamlets in the west.
Here you can find two simple maps of the route and the region. Map 1 provides a geographical overview of the route. There are other National Tourist Routes in the region. If you wish to visit several routes, Map 2 will give you a quick overview. For a more detailed planning of the journey or to see more detailed maps, follow the links under the menu "Travel info".
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