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A spectacular cruise on a UNESCO Heritage listed fjord in Norway - Photo: Allegro Film
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A spectacular cruise on a UNESCO Heritage listed fjord in Norway Photo: Allegro Film

What to do in Flåm

Go on a journey with the spectacular Flåm Railway and later explore the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Flåm is also perfect for hiking and cycling.

The Flåm Railway

This is considered to be one of the world's most attractive and exciting railway journeys. See some of the wildest and most striking examples of Norwegian mountain landscapes with the Flåm Railway. The journey between Flåm, beside the Aurlandfjord, and the mountain station at Myrdal, is an experience all year round.

Visit Flåm Railway Museum & Documentation Centre

After a trip with the railway you can enter the Flåm Railway Museum & Documentation Center. The center is situated next to the railway station in Flåm, and entrance is free of charge.

Fjord safaris

In secure and rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) you have the best opportunity to experience and explore the nature and wildlife at close range. You can explore the Aurlandsfjord and the UNESCO protected Nærøyfjord, both branches of the Sognefjord.

The area represents extreme, dramatic and beautiful fjord scenery. There will be frequently stops to view the wildlife and the old settlements in the high mountain sides. The guide will inform you about the landscape and local wildlife, and may also tell old stories and tales from the area.

Watch the film "Living with the fjord"

Flåm Panorama shows the film "Living with the fjord" - daily - all year, every half an hour from 11 am to 7 pm. The cinema has a capacity of 75 people. 

Go kayaking

Kayaking is a very popular activity to experience the wild nature, the scenery and the silence. Guided trips every day throughout summer, no experience needed.

Hiking and biking

In the dramatic nature of Flåm you can go on various hiking trips in the nearby mountains. If you want to hike in the area, but are unsure where to go, Flåm Guide Service provides local and experienced guides for various tours. Several tours on foot, but also by bike, for instance on the historic Rallarvegen (the Old Navvies' Road).

Travel back in time at Otternes Bygdetun

Otternes Bygdetun, with 27 different buildings dating back to the 1600's, is a place not to be missed. This is a local cultural treasure and today a "living museum", with a fabulous view towards Flåm and the quiet Aurlandsfjord.

Taste the local food

In the centre of Flåm you will find many restaurants and cafés which offer a large selection of hot and cold dishes.

There are several producers of local and traditional food in the area. One of them is Haugen Gardsmat, which makes many delicious products. They welcome you to their farm home, and offer lunch and dinner from their own menu.

In nearby Undredal you can sample the famous local brown and white goat cheese. The goats live most of the time outside, and if they are not climbing in the steep mountains, you can see them along the roads. When you are in Undredal, the Undredal Stave Church from 1147 is worthwhile a visit. This is the smallest stave church in Norway, with seats for only forty people.

Check out more details and suggestions for activities and guiding in Flåm.

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Last updated:  2013-07-10

Interest:  Attractions & Culture, Canoeing & Kayaking, Hiking, Fjords & Mountains

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A spectacular cruise on a UNESCO Heritage listed fjord in Norway - Photo: Allegro Film

What to do in Flåm

Go on a journey with the spectacular Flåm Railway and later explore the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Flåm is also perfect for hiking and cycling.

What to do in Flåm

Source: Visitnorway

The Sognefjord area

The Sognefjord is Norway's longest fjord and one of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Attractions in Flåm

The Flåm Railway takes you to a panorama view of the fjords and mountains in the area.

Attractions in the Sognefjord area

See several of Norway's most popular attractions, such as the Nærøyfjord, Urnes Stave Church, Flåm Railway and Vettisfossen Waterfall.

What to do in the Sognefjord area

Experience the Sognefjord and the Nærøyfjord by boat, hike the Jostedalsbreen Glacier or walk from cabin to cabin in Jotunheimen National Park.

About Flåm

Flåm

Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1,308 metres deep Sognefjord.

Key facts about the Sognefjord area

Sognefjord is the area where you find the Flåm Railway, the Nærøyfjord, Jotunheimen, Jostedalsbreen, Urnes Stave Church and Vettisfossen Waterfall.

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