Lom, Norway

municipality in Innlandet, Norway

Lom is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The administrative center of the municipality is the village of Fossbergom. The municipality of Lom was established on 1 January 1838. The area of Skjåk was separated from Lom to become a municipality of its own in 1866.

The Stave Church at Lom, Norway
coat of arms

Geography Edit

Lom sits at the base of two mountains. Glittertind is 2,452 metres (8,045 ft) and Galdhøpiggen is 2,469 metres (8,100 ft) high.[1]

History Edit

It has one of the few remaining stave churches in Norway.[2] The church was built in 1158.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roger Norum, Norway (Hoboken, NJ; Chichester: Wiley, 2011), p. 209
  2. "Guiding in Lom Stavechurch". Lom kommune. 12 June 2012. Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.