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Fossheim Hotel

Cozy and historical accomodations with food in the high seat

Historical Accomodation

Fossheim Hotell is a historic and traditional hotel in the middle of the National park village of Lom, surrounded by Jotunheimen, Breheimen and Reinheimen National parks. We would like to offer you a sleepover in a calm, cosy and friendly atmosphere.
In our dining room you can enjoy both norwegian traditional dishes and gourmet meals based on local ingredients with inspiration from both near and distant areas.

Heidrun Garmo is fourth generation manager and hostess at Fossheim. Together with her father Svein and sister Ingrid, and the rest of the staff she welcomes you and hope you will feel thatstaying here with us, is like coming home.

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Om oss

  • Hotel started as an inn in 1897 by the Garmo Family that still runs the hotel
  • Hotel rooms in different standards, familyrooms and two cottages/cabins
  • Dining room offering breakfast, gourmet meals and local food. Room for 180 guests
  • Bar with all rights , lounge area, library and Chambrè Separèe
  • Gaukstadstugu; old house from the 1650s, decorated in the style of that time.
  • Wine cellar with possibilities for wine-, beer- and aquavit tastings
  • Kitchen for cooking classes and meeting room facilities
  • Dr. Garmos institute; Bar with scene and dance floor
  • Possibilities for workout in Utgard gym
  • Several hiking tracks close to the hotel
  • Jotunheimen, Breheimen and Reinheimen National parks
  • Free wifi
  • Free parking area by the hotel
  • 500 meters to the bus station in Lom Centre where the expres busses from Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo stops

"Damn! This is not the place I am going to end my days!"

This outburst came from Thorgeir Garmo when he threw his tool after a long day watering the field at Gaukstad farm a late evening.

He was number seven out of 16 siblings, and didn`t have much to look forward to as a village boy at the end of the 19th century. -Either emigrate to America or create something for himself in Lom.

He chose to stay.

History

The Inn

Fossheim was in its time built by Th. Garmo and his wife Embjørg in 1897. Lom has always been a traffical connection between east and west of Norway, and when the railway came to Otta in 1896, Lom became a natural place to stay the night on your way over to the west. This made the grounds to build an inn.

The first building was a two floor wooden building with kitchen, two living rooms and seven bedrooms. They also run a farm with barn, stable and farmhouse.

The inn was run on full speed until the first world war, when cars came and the horses wasn`t needed for transport.

Th.Garmo also had a shop in the centre of Lom in addition to the inn, and also had a tiny hut built on top of Lomseggen for the guests that enjoyed hiking.

Physical division

During and after the second World War there was a demand for more guest rooms and a new house was built.

Second generation Torgeir and Ingrid Garmo was now running the inn, and in 1949 they tore down the old building. A new was put up with more rooms, the building going towards the field behind the hotel. Torgeir Garmo was educated as both a doctor and dentist, and in addition to hotell and farm, there was a physical department at the hotel.

The name changed to Fossheim Hotel and Recreation, and the physical department was run until 1974. At this time Fossheim had 100 beds, modern kitchen and dining room.

"America"

During and after the second World War there was a demand for more guest rooms and a new house was built.

Second generation Torgeir and Ingrid Garmo was now running the inn, and in 1949 they tore down the old building. A new was put up with more rooms, the building going towards the field behind the hotel. Torgeir Garmo was educated as both a doctor and dentist, and in addition to hotell and farm, there was a physical department at the hotel.

The name changed to Fossheim Hotel and Recreation, and the physical department was run until 1974. At this time Fossheim had 100 beds, modern kitchen and dining room.

Svein

In 1987 third generation Svein Garmo started running the hotel after returning from studies at The Norwegian School of Hotel Management in Stavanger. A young chef came along and was hired by Svein, and his name was Arne Brimi.

With Arne a new era started at Fossheim.

Fossheim and Arne made a name for themselves, and became known and famous around the country and abroad.

Sveins interest in wine has brought him to many vineyards and he enjoys how he can share of his knowledge with the guests.

In 1992 the whole bedroom section was rebuilt. In 2001 a new and modern kitchen was done, and in spring 2004 a new and rebuilt bar in the basement was opened. It is named after Sveins father, the doctor and is called Dr.Garmos.

In may 2008 the bedrooms was freshened up with new colors and decor, and they now have a more cosy look and feel.

Heidrun

Since she was a little girl she was to be found on a stool in the kitchen of the hotel, and she knew from early on that this was what she wanted to do.

After finishing her studies at The Norwegian School of Hotel Management she became manager in 2012. She also has a sommelièr education and will happily suggest a drink to match your meal.

With us

Take a look inside the hotel and expolore our facilities.

Inside the hotel

Accomodation

We offer accommodation in both hotel rooms and cabins. The rooms are to be found in the categories of single, double, economy and superior. The cabins as family rooms

Click the image to see an overview of the rooms in the "America" house

The America House

Click the image to see an overview of the rooms in the main building

Main Building

Click the image to see an overview of the cabins we offer here in at Fossheim

Cabins

Food and Drinks

Our dining room is open for breakfast every weekday from 07.00 - 10.00, Saturday and Sunday 07.30 - 11.00.
We welcome you to enjoy our breakfast, both if you are a guest at our hotel, or you are staying somewhere else.
We serve dinner Monday - Sunday 18.00-22.00

Tradisjonell Norsk Mat

You may detect an enticing aroma originating in the kitchen and luring you down into the dining hall. Here you can enjoy food from one of Norway's best kitchens. On summer days you can also enjoy a light meal out in Urtehagen (the herbal garden).

The chefs at Fossheim take uniquely Norwegian traditions to new heights -- a meal in itself is enough reason to pay a visit. Many visitors come to Fossheim precisely for the food - to experience a culinary adventure that will leave lasting memories, and our head chef Kristoffer Hovland is adept at making use of local, seasonal ingredients.

We have a local focus at Fossheim, and integrate local ingredients harvested from surrounding farms, lakes and mountains into our menu. Local foods have become extremely popular, and the local mountains in Lom provide easy access to first-class ingredients for exotic culinary experiences. Integrating only the very best available ingredients, meals are prepared in our own cultural and culinary traditions - all carried out by the trained hands of professional and experienced chefs.

Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a meal together with us - whether you choose an eight-course meal in the dining hall or a salad in Urtehagen. If you would care for some wine, we have an extensive wine cellar, and we import many of the wines ourselves. Hotel owner Svein Garmo is a true wine connoisseur and will more than gladly recommend a bottle perfectly suited to your meal.

You might sense a tempting fragrance from the kitchen, alluring you down to the dining room. Ever since 1978 when Svein Garmo took over the wheel from his brother and started running the hotel, our main focus has been food and the use of local ingredients.

Together with Arne Brimi that started in the kitchen the same year Svein took over, they built what is known as one of Norways best hotel kitchens. We are interested in using as much local producers and ingredients as possible, and to harvest from our surroundings. 

Our head chef Kim Tomas Joma thinks that when you come to Lom you should taste whats here in the surroundings, from lakes, mountains and farms - also with a modern twist. 

Our dining room is open for breakfast both for our guests at the hotel but also for those that don`t stay here. You can also make your own sandwich to go, just give a wink to our breakfast staff and they will give you what you need of wrapping and will fill up your thermos.

Enjoy your meal! 

This weeks menu

Fossheim menu

The Fossheim menu is a 8 course  menu with three starters, a maindish, cheese and desserts, where you can choose anything from a main course to the full menu. 

The third and fourth dish in the menu are usually the ones best as main courses, but of course you can have both! 

(Order of 6-course or more must be done no later than 21.00) Welcome!

Lime marinated Halibut with local salad from Aukrust farm
  • contains mustard, egg, rye
Barley with cured ham
  • contains gluten, lactose
"Klippfisk"; dried and salted cod, baked with herbs served with beans and chorizo emulsion
  • contains gluten, lactose
Granite of raspberry
  • contains sugar
Confit goat from Valbjør farm in Vågå with ramson aioli and seasonal vegetables
  • contains lactose, egg, celery
Norwegian bluecheese "kraftkar" with fruit compote and caramelised nuts
  • contains milk, rye and wheatflour, hazelnuts, almonds and walnut
Fresh norwegian strawberries with bird cherry ice cream
  • contains lactose, egg
Chocolate tart
  • contains lactose, gluten, sugar

  • Main course: kr. 315,-
  • 2 course: kr. 410,-
  • 3 course: kr. 480,-
  • 4 course: kr. 565,-
  • 5 course: kr. 635,-
  • 6 course: kr. 705,-
  • 7 course: kr. 785,-
  • 8 course: kr. 995-

Grouse menu

This is a set 4 course menu with flavours from the flora and fauna surrounding Lom. The garnish may vary, so if you have any allergies, please let us know.

*Local cured ham from Skjåk
*Local mountain trout from Tesse
*Grouse Fossheim style
*Cloudberry dessert
  • 4 course menu: kr.685,-
  • with winepackage 3 glasses: kr. 995-

Cildrens menu

Pancakes with sour cream and jam
  • 60,-
Norwegian pork patties with vegetables and potatoes
  • 85,-
Childrens dessert
  • 40,-

Vegetarian /Vegan

Local salad from Aukrust with pickled vegetables
Root celery cake with today`s vegetables
Strawberries with strawberry granitè
  • 350,-

Don`t hesitate to ask us for guidance.

Please let us know if you have any wishes concerning your meal. We will do our best to meet your expectations.

Activities

See all our activities here!

Courses, conferences and groups

Fossheim hotel offers venues for small meetings or larger groups up to 60 people.

Submit a request

The frame at your meeting makes a mood with the contestants and together with you we will tailor the arrangement for your company.

We can facilitate small meetings and larger groups for up to 60 persons.

Together with the other hotels in Lom village and the large multipurpose house Utgard, we can arrange large events for up to 600 contestants.

Example conference package

Day package
  • Meeting room with technical equipment and wifi.
  • Serving of coffee, tea, ice water, fruit or cake.
  • 2-course lunch

Price: kr. 450,- pr. pers.

Lunch to lunch meeting:

Day 1:

  • 2 - course lunch at arrival
  • Meeting room with technical equipment and wifi.
  • ‍Serving of coffee, tea, ice water, fruit or cake.
  • 3 - course Fossheim menu
  • Accomodation in single or double room

Day 2:

  • Breakfast buffet.
  • Meeting room with technical equipment and wifi.
  • Serving of coffee, tea, ice water, fruit or cake.
  • 2 course lunch before departure

Price: kr. 1935,- pr. pers.

Meeting Fascilities:

America basement

Maks. 60 pers.

Amerika basement: In a separate building with entrance from the parking lot.

Fascilities:
  • School seating: 48 ppl.
  • Movie seating: 60 ppl.
  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Overhead
  • Flipover
  • Whiteboard

Dr. Garmo's

Maks. 50 pers.

Dr. Garmo's: In the basement in the main building. Stairs down from the bar, but also entrance from the parking lot. Mainly used as a meeting place with a bar for parties.

The Separèe: Next to Dr. Garmo's bar. Room for 12 people.

Fascilities:
  • School seating: 30 ppl.
  • Movie seating: 50 ppl.
  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Flipover
  • Overhead
  • Music fascility
  • Microphone

Library

Maks. 8 pers.

Library: Second floor in the main building.

Fascilities
  • Room for 8 people at a table.
  • Possibilities for screen
  • Possibilities for projector
  • Possibilities for flipover

Contact information

+47 61 21 95 00

resepsjon@fossheimhotell.no

Fossheim Hotell

Bergomsvegen 32, 2686 Lom,
+ 47 61 21 95 00

resepsjon@fossheimhotel.no

Daily manager

Heidrun F. Garmo

+ 47 61 21 95 86

heidrun@fossheimhotel.no

Host

Svein Garmo

+ 47 61 21 95 00

svein@fossheimhotel.no

head Chef

Kim Thomas Joma Nerås

+ 47 61 21 95 00

kim@fossheimhotel.no

To get here by car from Oslo, you would have to take the E6 going north towards Otta. Then take a left at Otta and continue up the Otta valley.

Fossbergom is placed in the middle of east and west,  with Stryn ( Riksveg 14 over Strynefjellet) and Sogn ( riksveg 55 over Sognefjellet) in two different directions.

During summer this is an important road between east and west.

There are busses going straight to Lom from Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen once every day.

By train you can go to Otta and then get a local bus to Lom.

Distances

Oslo: 345km | Bergen: 432km | Fagernes: 148km | Trondheim: 312km | Lillehammer: 175km | Otta: 64km | Stryn: 126km.

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