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Sognefjellet is a mountain road in the central part of Norway . It runs through the Jotunheimen National Park between the towns Sogndal and Lom . In 2007, the prestigious English magazine The Guardian placed the road among the 10 most beautiful cycle-trails in the world.

About the road Sognefjellet

The entire trail follows road no. Rv 55 from Sogndal to Lom and it is 137 km long in total. It is sometimes called the "road over the roof of Norway “. Sognefjellet was built in 1939 by the unemployed youth. The road climbs to the altitude of 1434 m above sea level and is thus the highest road in northern Europe . Beautiful views of the surrounding mountain lakes, glaciers and snow-capped mountain tops will open in front of you at the highest point of the road.

Practical information

The road Sognefjellet is accessible by car from the beginning of June at earliest, when snow begins to melt but it usually does not disappear before July. At some places, the road Sognefjellet is very narrow. You often pass snow barriers, which can be several meters high. There are many rest areas along the road Sognefjellet, where you can take pictures of the charming surrounding nature. There are also several possibilities of simple accommodation and camping on the road. You can also use a bus to discover the area. The regular bus link connecting the cities Otta and Sogndal runs on the road Sognefjellet from half of June to the end August twice a week. The ticket costs 215 NOK.

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