Above the roof of Norway
The Scenic Route travels from the cultural landscape in Lom across the highest mountain pass in Norway to the innermost part of Sognefjorden.
The gateway to Jotunheimen has long traditions as a thoroughfare. From the verdant meadows and lush cultural landscape of Bøverdalen, you can vaguely see the mighty mountains in the far distance. The road climbs gently up through the valley. It makes its way up to the summit 1434 metres above sea level, making this road the highest mountain pass in northern Europe.
Continuing down towards Sognefjorden, the mountain area appears untamed. Towards Gaupne, the road runs down along the beautiful Sognefjorden whose clear waters change colour from green to blue in tune with the light and the weather.
Map of the route
Closed for the winter
- Estimated open:
- 108 km
- 0 – 1434
Norwegian Scenic Route Sognefjellet runs between Lom and Gaupne .
For cyclists: Sognefjellet is a spectacular bike ride, with Lom as the recommended starting point. Note that the route includes challenging climbs and a steep downhill ride to Fortun. The route coincides with National Cycle Route 6, which is planned between Røros and Hardanger. The part of the route that runs along Lustrafjorden is signposted.
Traffic and road information
Telephone +47 815 48 991
- GPS, Lom:
- 61.831129, 8.554187
- GPS, Gaupne:
- 61.395127, 7.303172
Emptying toilets from motorhomes and caravans is not permitted in our toilets. The facility is not designed for such use. The nearest dump stations are at Vågåmo, Lom and Gaupne.
The road is closed for the winter!
The road over the mountain between Rustasætre/Vegaskjelet and Turtagrø is closed in winter. Previous closures are between 17 November and 17 December. Previous openings are between 12 April and 1 May. NOTE: Opened road may be closed for a period at night and closed at short notice in bad weather. Time for closing and estimated opening can be seen by clicking on the snow icon in the map.
Lom Stave Church is well worth a visit, and is a good place to mark the start or end of your trip. Lom has become a kind of culinary hub in Norway and there are many opportunities to have a good meal with local ingredients and delicious tastes.
Hiking options in Jotunheimen are endless, and almost regardless of where you stop, you will find alternatives to suit everyone. At the highest point of the route, you can follow the old waymarked Cairn Track (“Vardestien”) from Krossbu to Turtagrø, or walk along the Mefjell Track (“Mefjellstien”), starting at the stone sculpture.
On your way down towards Turtagrø you will be driving past Fannaråken and Helgedalsnosi. These peaks offer breathtaking views of the wildest mountains in Norway - as many as 23 peaks above 2000 m asl. If you prefer lush hills to the bare mountain landscape, there are many hiking options in the Fortunsdalen valley, winding its way in between the high mountains.
The 18 Norwegian Scenic Routes
Norwegian Scenic Routes are roads that run through unique Norwegian nature. Along the roads you will find artworks, viewpoints and rest areas with innovative architecture in beautiful landscapes.