62km (38 miles) NW of Otta; 180km (112 miles) NW of Lillehammer
With its towering peaks and foreboding glaciers, Jotunheimen National Park, one of the greatest parks in Norway, lies in Lom municipality. Lom can also be your gateway to the fjord country, as two of the grandest fjords in Norway, Geiranger and Sognefjord, are a short drive to the west.
Continuing northwest from our last stopover at Vinstra, we turn off the E6 onto Rte. 15 heading west into Lom, which lies in the center of the Jotunheimen National Park. In one of the most colorful settings of any rustic little village in Norway, Lom straddles the Prestfossen Waterfall and the Bøvra River. A village of great and traditional charm, despite heavy tourist traffic, Lom has retained much of its log-cabin architecture and boasts a stave church from 1170.
Some 905km (562 miles) of its municipal border are covered by glaciers and mountains, the most important and dramatic of which are Glittertind, at 2,452m (8,043 ft.), and Galdhøpiggen, at 2,469m (8,098 ft.).