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Exploring Lovatnet and Geiranger: Navigating Norway's Natural Treasures

Surrounded by towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and verdant valleys, Lovatnet make an ideal destination for relaxation, hiking, and immersing oneself in the tranquillity of the Norwegian wilderness.



Photo by Till Daling

Exploring the Lovatnet area offers a multitude of activities and attractions. Here are nine ideas on how to spend your time when visiting:


1. Take a guided tour to witness the stunning Kjenndalsbreen Glacier. This magnificent ice formation descends from the Jostedalsbreen ice cap. Marvel at the blue hues and towering ice walls.



Kjenndalsbreen Glacier. Photo by Anton Chubarov


2. Challenge yourself with a thrilling climb on the Via Ferrata Loen, an adrenaline-pumping mountain route equipped with cables and ladders. Enjoy stunning views as you ascend towards the sky.


Via Ferrata Loen. Photo by Sverre Hjørnevik / Fjord Norway

3. Experience the Loen Skylift, an aerial cable car that ascends to Mount Hoven. From the summit, revel in panoramic views of the fjords, mountains, and surrounding landscapes.


Photo by Loen Skylift

4. Visit the Stryn Summerski Center, where you can indulge in summer skiing. Enjoy the unique opportunity to ski amidst the stunning Norwegian scenery.


5. Take a memorable trip to Briksdalsbreen Glacier, a majestic arm of the Jostedalsbreen ice cap. Marvel at its awe-inspiring beauty and witness the power of nature up close.


Photo by Mattias Fredriksson / Fjord Norway

6. Embark on a scenic road trip to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site of Geirangerfjord. Experience the beauty of this iconic fjord, with its towering waterfalls and dramatic landscapes.



Photo by Øyvind Kåre Sunde / Visit Ålesund


7. Explore the hiking trails in Jostedalsbreen National Park, home to the largest glacier in continental Europe. Immerse yourself in stunning nature and enjoy breathtaking views.


Photo by Mattias Fredriksson / Fjordnorway

8. Visit the charming village of Olden, located at the mouth of the Oldeelva River. Discover the historic church, wander through the idyllic streets, and take in the beauty of the surrounding nature.


9. Drive along the scenic Gamle Strynefjellsvegen, a historic mountain road known for its panoramic views and dramatic landscapes. Enjoy the winding route as you journey through nature’s wonders.


 

Getting to Lovatnet and Geiranger


By air:

To embark on a journey to the captivating Lovatnet, travelers typically fly into Bergen Airport, or Ålesund Airport Vigra.


By car from Bergen:

A picturesque drive northbound along the E39 highway takes you through charming Norwegian villages and stunning fjord landscapes. Expect to use 5 hours on the drive.


By car from Ålesund Airport Vigra: follow E39 southbound. The drive will take about three hours. Consider taking detours to explore nearby attractions. The beautiful Hjørundfjord and the charming village of Hellesylt are worthwhile stops that add an extra layer of discovery to your adventure. An alternative and highly recommended route is to take the ferry from Hellesylt to Geiranger. This maritime passage treats travelers to an up-close encounter with the dramatic fjord landscapes, including the iconic Seven Sisters Waterfall.

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