Flåm is one of several fjord villages located by the Aurlandsfjord. The Aurlandsfjord is a 29 kilometer long branch of the Sognefjord.
At Mt Beitelen, 11 kilometers from where the Aurlandsfjord starts, the Aurlandsfjord devides into two fjords; the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord. The Aurlandsfjord continues 18 kilometers inwards to Flåm where it ends.
Flåm is a fantastic starting point for many great adventures in beautiful and wild nature. Where the Aurlandsfjord ends, the Flåmsdalen Valley starts. If the Aurlandsfjord is an adventure, the Flåmsdalen Valley is an even more beautiful adventure, and both should be experienced.
It is easy to get to Flåm. “All roads” leads to Flåm, and you can also get there by train via Bergensbanen and Flåm Railways. If you take the Flåm Railway, you get to experience the beautiful Flåmsdalen Valley at the same time.
You can see and do a lot with Flåm as a starting point. In Flåm there are many places to eat and sleep. It is also a short distance to other beautiful fjords where you can visit idyllic fjord villages and experience beautiful and dramatic nature.
Visit Sognefjord is the local Tourist Information for the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord Area.
The Aurlandsfjord is a 29 kilometer long branch of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord. Along the Aurlandsfjord we have the villages Undredal, Aurland and Flåm. At Mt Beitelen, 11 kilometers from where the Aurlandsfjord starts, the Aurlandsfjord devides into two fjords; the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord.
The Nærøyfjord is a 17 kilometer long branch of the Aurlandsfjord and was in 2005 included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The landscape on and around the Nærøyfjord is considered to be one of the most scenic fjord areas on earth, and was added to the list due to its unique natural quality and beauty.
Flåm Railway is one of the most scenic railways in the world. This is the train journey from fjord to mountain. Flåm Railway starts at Flåm and ends at Myrdal Station which is part of the Bergen Railway.
This fjord cruise takes you from Bergen and north along the beautiful coast in Nordhordland and Ytre Sogn and into the Sognefjord and Aurlandsfjord to Flåm. Is this the most beautiful boat trip on planet Earth?
Here you will experience the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord (UNESCO World Heritage) in a fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen. Numerous wild and beautiful waterfalls and rivers characterize the landscape, crossing the rugged mountains and deciduous and coniferous forests on their way down to the fjords. Beautiful villages with a sustained cultivated landscape with remainders of old farms and mountain pastures and unique cultural monuments gives a extra dimension to the dramatic natural landscape.
FjordSafari offer fjord excursions where you explore the UNESCO World Heritage area of the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord. The excursions can be done all year round. The area represents extreme, dramatic and stunning fjord scenery.
Experience the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord in close interaction with nature. It is recommended to use a guide due to the surrounding steep mountains rising straight up from the fjord. You may be exposed to strong winds and currents, and the weather may change rapidly. There are guided kayak trips on both Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord and you can start from Flåm, Undredal and Gudvangen.
One of the finest and most popular cycle roads in Norway is the 82-kilometer long Rallarvegen (the Navvie`s Road) running from the high mountains to the fjord. The most popular part of the cycle route is from Finse, at 1222 masl, to Flåm down by the Aurlandsfjord.
The Flåmsdalen Valley is a beautiful small adventure. The valley is narrow and the mountains are steep, and there are waterfalls and rivers wherever you turn around. Flåmsdalen is a great place for hiking and biking. Flåm Zipline sends you off at over 100 kilometers per hour, you are just hanging in a thin steel wire high above the valley. Rallarvegen ends in Flåmsdalen, and you can take the train up and down Flåmsdalen with Flåm Railway. Brekkefossen Waterfall in Flåmsdalen is a popular hiking goal.
The view from Hovdungo mountain pasture is one of the best there is. You see straight down to Aurland and the Aurlandsfjord, and across the valley to Stegastein and Aurlandsfjellet.
Otternes Farm Yard is a cluster of 27 old houses from the 1700s. Great view to the Aurlandsfjord and to Flåm. The road up to Otternes is marked with a sign on the main road between Aurland and Flåm. There is a small parking area beside the farm yard.
The fjord village Undredal is a beautiful small village down by the Aurlandsfjord. The village is famous for the many goats and it´s local made White- and Brown Goat Cheese. You can visit Undredal Stave Church, Norway´s smallest church. Enjoy the view towards the Aurlandsfjord from the local restaurant by the pier. Undredal, with the surrounding steep mountains rising straight up from the fjord, will take your breath away.
FjordSafari arranges guided tours from Flåm all year round. BOAT HIKE BIKE SNOW is their slogan and they give you experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life.
In the middle between Oslo and Bergen lies beautiful Aurland. The idyllic fjord village that offers adventures and nature experiences in beautiful and wild nature. In Aurland, there is something for everyone and not least a treasure trove of local food and drink, and is a perfect place to spend your holiday.
Aurland has a lot to offer. It is a short way to well known tourist attractions such as Aurlandsdalen Valley, Aurlandsfjellet, Aurlandsvegen Mountain Road and Stegastein Viewpoint. But the Aurlandsfjord itself is perhaps the most beautiful and most famous of them all.
Eat and drink in Flåm
When you are in Flåm, we recommend these places for refilling your tank:
Flåm Bakery on the pier has a large selection of fresh baked goods, great coffee and homemade take away pizza.
Flåm is a perfect starting point for adventures on and around the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, two of the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjords. The Nærøyfjord is included in UNESCO´s World Heritage List. Join a Fjord Safari, a Fjord Cruise or experience the fjord from a kayak. See the view from Stegastein Viewpoint or taste the local Goat Cheese in Undredal by the Aurlandsfjord. The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord are part of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord which is located in the northern part of the county of Vestland, in the middle of Western Norway.
Accommodation in Flåm
Flåm Marina – In one of the Sognefjord’s most beautiful places there are great food, a nice bed and not least a magical view. Flåm Marina is a great starting point for your holiday in the fjords.
Fretheim Hotel – The historical Fretheim Hotel is centrally located in Flåm, at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord. This is where the Sognefjord ends and the Flåm Railway starts.
Heimly Guesthouse – Heimly Guesthouse is situated 500 meters from Flåm, with a great view towards the beautiful Aurlandsfjord.
Flåm Camping and Hostel – Flåm Camping and Hostel is centrally located in Flåm. Plenty of space for your tent and campervan in addition to cabins and rooms for rent. There is a high standard service building at the campsite.
Vatnahalsen Fjellhotell – Vatnahalsen Hotel was built in 1896 and was originally built as a sanatorium. Due to its location near Myrdal, Bergensbanen and Flåmsbana, this is also a popular winter destination.