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Worth seeing in Jotunheimen, Breheimen and Reinheimen

Gjennom generasjonar har vi vore opptekne av å ta vare på miljøet rundt oss, og vi kan i dag tilby deg som gjest mange kulturminne. Gamle tradisjonar innan byggjeskikk, mat og folkemusikk er levande og det er eit rikt kulturliv i dei tre bygdene. "Dersom Gud skaffar oss sol skal vi sjølve skaffe væte." er eit gamalt ordtak i bygdene. Kor viktige desse vassvegane er, er dokumentert i "korn og vatn" utstillinga i Storstabburet i Lom. I dag hjelper moderne teknologi oss med å spreie vatnet, men den hjelper oss også å ta ut energi av vatnet som kjem rennande ned frå fjellet. Øyberget Besøkssenter i Skjåk viser korleis eit moderne vasskraftverk fungerer og er ope for alle interesserte.

Vatnet fører også med seg masse og stein frå breane og langs eit elvefar kan ein finne mange fine steinar. Dette gav Torgeir T. Garmo ideen om å skape Fossheim Steinsenter i Lom, eit av Noregs eldste og største steinsenter med mineralar frå heile verda og ein butikk som sel smykk    esteinar og ei mengd andre varer i stein.

Lokal historie og tradisjonar blir presentert i Jutulheimen i Vågå og Lom Bygdamuseum. Kulturen knytt til menneska sin bruk av fjellet før og nå er vel dokumentert i Norsk Fjellmuseum i Lom. Stavkyrkjene er kanskje det mest særmerkte innan norsk arkitektur og i Ottadalen finn du stavkyrkje både i Vågå og Lom.
Jotunheimen Nasjonalpark er eit skode i seg sjølv, og byr på kjende og karakteristiske fjellformasjonar som Besseggen og Galdhøpiggen. Her er og meir myteomspunnende stader som Jutulporten og Riddarspranget i Vågå.


Worth seeing - Jotunheimen

Touristroads and viewpoints

The Sognefjellsvegen Road and the Gamle Strynefjell Road are national tourist roads.  Rv. 55 - Sognefjellsvegen (Northern Europe’s highest mountain pass) is one of Norway’s most used roads in the summer. The old “Gamle Strynefjellsveg” road - Rv 258 - from Grotli to Videseter is er 17 miles long and offers many heritage features. The roads offer magnificent views, dramatic landscapes, high mountains, valleys, jagged peaks, glaciers, mountain lakes, sæter villages still in use, mountain flowers, grazing animals, mountain walkers and pleasant tourist lodges and hotels. In a short space of time you can experience the great contrasts of fjord, mountains and valleys.

The highways agency is now enabling you to travel in harmony with the landscape and with your own feelings through the ”National Tourist Routes” project. A journey alongside fjords, coast, mountains, forests and waterfalls, where time stands still and past and present become one. A journey that portrays Norway and its landscape, offering tourists from home and abroad a world-class experience of nature. These are the national tourist routes – memorable drives through a richly-contrasting landscape, culture and climate. The tourist routes offer the quiet life, the alternative to stress and pressure. Between now and 2015, 18 stretches of road are to gain the status of national tourist routes, representing 1150 miles of all that is unique in Norwegian landscape. They will include stopping places for picnics, rest and photographs, as well as parking places to enable you to leave the car and take a walk.

Strict environmental requirements reinforce the natural experience. Along the tourist routes you can also fish or go for walks to waterfalls and mountains. You will also find good facilities, accommodation, exciting culture and a great deal besides. Whilst out and about you will find information about the tourist routes, both along the road and in places you visit. There are information boards and guide leaflets, and the national tourist roads are marked with their own tourist road symbol.

Museums and Galleries

In Vågå, Lom and Skjåk there are many museums and galleries, presenting both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Every summer Galleri Mathilde in Bøstugu in Skjåk presents a great variety of local art. Local history and heritage are taken care of and exhibited in the regional open air museums in Jtulheimen in Vågåmo and Lom Bygdamuseum in Presthaugen in Lom. 


History and herritage

The municipalities Vågå, Lom and Skjåk offer a variety of cultural experiences . Here you find many well known attractions, but also small secrets worth a visit. At Nordgard Aukrust you are welcome to visit the famous herb garden and the farm shop, where you may buy local products. The Norwegian pixie is working hard at Nissegården Hytter og Aktiviteter under Lomeggen. Hamsunstugu in Garmo is the small house where Knut Hamsun maybe was born 1859 There you can see the
plain circumstances the literature Nobel prize winner came from. The birthplace of another famous lyric poet , Tor Jonsson, is also found in Lom; Stusslegstugu is close to the open air museum (Lom Bygdemuseum) in Presthaugen. 

 


Worth seeing

We invite you to experience the unique cultural diversity and events, which is in the area of Jotunheimen.

Contact details

Jotunheimen Reiseliv A

Address: Postbox 63,
             N-2686 LOM
Email:     info@visitjotunheimen.com
Phone:   +47 61 21 29 90

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