Visit the charming town of Flåm by the Aurlandsfjord, the perfect place to go on fjord excursions and try a journey on the celebrated Flåm Railway.
In summer a bustling tourist destination, in winter a tranquil spot of natural beauty. The little village of Flåm is located at the far end of the majestic Aurlandsfjord, with the stunning Flåmsdalen taking you up to the mountain areas of Myrdal. It is perfect for great outdoor experiences all year around.
The fjord offers a different experience in winter, but it is just as breathtaking. The snow-capped mountains hover in the background, the air is crisp, and the light is changing through the day in different shades of blue.
To experience the fjord, there are several options: Make sure you take a ride on the Flåm Railway, regarded by many as the most beautiful train journey in the world. You can also take a cruise on the Nærøyfjord from Flåm to Gudvangen, with several daily departures.
If you are up for some more adventure, the winter fjord safari is highly recommended. After a day of adventure and fresh air, enjoy the atmosphere of the historical Fretheim hotel. You can read more about the fjord experiences below.
Join a roundtrip in one of the most scenic and popular fjord areas of Norway – the UNESCO world heritage area of the Nærøyfjord.
The narrow fjord is surrounded by steep mountains with snow-covered peaks that stretch 1,800 above sea level. On the cruise you pass cascading waterfall and quaint villages that dot the landscape.
Stay comfortably in the elegant Hotel Fretheim by the Sognefjord. The oldest part of the hotel has been carefully restored to reveal beautiful details, with open fires and antique furniture in the lounges and the library.
Conveniently located next to the Flåm Railway, you have plenty of experiences and activities within easy reach.
Hotel Fretheim is a member of the hotel network De Historiske (Historic hotels).
The Flåm Railway is a remarkable train journey with panoramic views of some of the wildest and most striking examples of the Norwegian fjord and mountain landscape. During the one hour journey from Flåm to Myrdal, the train ascends 867 metres and goes through 20 tunnels in and out of the mountains.
The National Geographic Traveler Magazine has named the Flåm Railway one of the top 10 train journeys in Europe.
Get close to nature and take truly unique holiday photos on a sightseeing trip to the Stegastein viewpoint, 650 metres above the fjord.
Known as “the snow road”, Stegastein is part of the stunning national tourist road from Aurland to Lærdal. It makes a great day trip when you visit Flåm.