The area lies in the heart of Norway, centrally located between Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim, and easily accessible by public transport. There is an express bus from Oslo 4 times a day, and from Bergen and Trondheim once a day all year round. The buses are timed to correspond with trains at Otta
If you take the E18 road north-west from Oslo to Fagernes, you can pick up the Rv 51 road to Beitostølen. From there you can drive the magnificent “Valdresflya” (shortly to become a National Tourist Road), which has wonderful views over the eastern part of Jotunheimen and the famous Besseggen Ridge. From Beitostølen to Lom is 140km.
From the North:
From Trondheim, take the E6 southwards through Oppdal and over Dovrefjell. Perhaps you’ll be lucky and catch a glimpse of musk ox alongside the road? When you reach Otta, take the Rv15 road westwards to Lom and Skjåk.
From the West:
Sognefjorden and Geiranger are two particularly popular areas in tourist-Norway. From Sognefjorden, take the Rv55 Sognefjellsvegen (National Tourist Route) over Sognefjellet Mountain to get to Lom. The Sognefjell Road passes through a fantastic high-mountain landscape, with mighty peaks and fertile valleys, before arriving at the bustling centre of Lom.
From Geiranger, take the Rv63 road towards Grotli. On the way you will pass Djupvasshytta and can take a short excursion up to Dalsnibba, with its wonderful views over the Geiranger Fjord and surrounding mountains. The Rv63 road joins the Rv15 at Langvatnet. Head eastwards, first to Bismo (the main village in Skjåk district) before continuing to Lom.
From Stryn, follow the road straight to Skjåk and Lom. If you’re not in any hurry, we can recommend turning off the main road and following the Rv258 – the old Stryn mountain road – for 27 km.
By Bus to Jotunheimen
The area is served by bus routes several times a day to Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Måløy. Bus companies Nor-way Bussekspress and Fjord1 operate daily services from Skjåk and Lom.
Comfort on the bus
All routes generally operate long buses (over 42 foot). These long vehicles are very steady on the road and provide a comfortable journey. The length also enables good foot-room and reclining space between the seats. All seats have seat belts, use of which is mandatory. In the ceiling there is 4-channel music and radio equipment which can be listened to through headphones. If you don’t bring your own headphones, you can buy some on the bus. Most people prefer to be covered whilst sleeping – so pillows and blankets are provided in the luggage compartments overhead. The temperature in the bus is regulated with air conditioning and should therefore be comfortable whatever the outside temperature.
Think green – travel by train
There is no railway to Lom and Skjåk, but there is a station at Otta (38 miles from Lom). This is served by the Dovrebanen railway (the main Oslo-Trondheim route) with several daily departures by NSB (Norwegian State Railway). “Inter-city” routes are labelled “NSB Regiontog”.
For timetables and tickets, NSB