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Best City to Stay in in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway?

Best City to Stay in in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway?

Nov 15th, 2019, 02:11 PM
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Best City to Stay in in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway?

Hi fellow travelers!

My wife and I will be traveling to Norway at the start of June and really want to visit the Gudbrandsdalen Valley in Norway. Any tips on where to stay? Or, better yet, what to do? I've heard that Ringebu is gorgeous (especially because of the church...) but we're not set on anything.

We'd love to stay in / see:
  1. Pastoral views
  2. Farms?
  3. Forests?
  4. The lake, definitely
  5. Great, local hikes (nothing too strenuous, necessarily)
Thanks, guys!
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Dec 1st, 2019, 07:15 AM
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Thank you so much!! That all sounds wonderful. Do you have any advice for any specific city / town to stay in? An AirB&B or a small hotel? We just weren't sure which town was best.

Thanks!
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Dec 1st, 2019, 08:56 AM
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Thank you so much!! That all sounds wonderful. Do you have any advice for any specific city / town to stay in? An AirB&B or a small hotel? We just weren't sure which town was best.

Thanks!
What have you been looking at already?
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Dec 1st, 2019, 09:01 AM
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We're looking at Ringebu? And possibly at Lom?
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Dec 1st, 2019, 09:40 AM
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I like Lom a lot. The town is nice, good access to numerous hiking trails and somewhat of a Frilutsliv magnet.
Anyway. A little outside Lom, there is

https://elveseter.no/en/hotel-elveseter/

Will you be renting a car?

Morten Schakenda's bakery in Lom would be the overwhelming reason to go there for me haha. https://www.bakerietilom.no/

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Dec 1st, 2019, 03:18 PM
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Oh this is wonderful! Great hotel! And thank you.

Yes, I think we'll definitely want to rent a car because we want to explore as much as possible. Do you know: are there some good fjords near Lom?
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Dec 1st, 2019, 09:18 PM
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Sognefjell gives you a fantastic and spectacular drive down to Sogndal and the Sognefjord

https://www.visitnorway.com/listings...st-route/5167/

https://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/...s/sognefjellet

BTW, Lom also gives you access to the Geirangerfjord.

Elveseter is a 30 minute drive outside Lom, but in Lom there is https://www.historichotelsofeurope.c...m-turisthotell and the Rĝisheim is also on the Sognefjell road, just like Elveseter, but nearer to Lom https://roisheim.no/

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Dec 2nd, 2019, 11:59 AM
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This is all SO wonderful! I'm truly grateful! Thank you!

I think we'll be focusing on Lom, based on all you recommended! Thank you!

Do you know, by chance, anything about Ringebu, too? It looks great as well, and I wondered if you'd been there?
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Dec 2nd, 2019, 01:16 PM
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This is all SO wonderful! I'm truly grateful! Thank you!

I think we'll be focusing on Lom, based on all you recommended! Thank you!

Do you know, by chance, anything about Ringebu, too? It looks great as well, and I wondered if you'd been there?
Driven through it. It's very small. But, it's got a Kiwi and a Rema

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Dec 2nd, 2019, 01:17 PM
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Got it. Thank you ever so much! I'm truly grateful for this advice!
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Dec 2nd, 2019, 01:45 PM
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This looks great, too!! Thank you so much!
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Dec 2nd, 2019, 08:39 PM
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That's lovely too. It does pay off to look on google maps wat the general facilities are in or near a village. Most towns are very small ("a gaspump and a Kiwi"). Hence my preference for places like Lom: bigger, with a regional function, more choice in shops and restaurants. And still small enough to be enjoyable.

Hundorp has a Coop. And a bank.

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Dec 3rd, 2019, 06:13 AM
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Wonderful! It sounds like Lom is the better bet.

I can't thank you all enough for your advice! Super helpful!
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Dec 3rd, 2019, 09:08 AM
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Wonderful! It sounds like Lom is the better bet.

I can't thank you all enough for your advice! Super helpful!
Gladly done. God tur!
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