Before we get to the lush greenery and the swooping mountains, we are going to take you back to our journey. The adventurous route we took to reach Flam by train, bus, then a three hour cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site Naeroyfjord (For more information: Click Here) was a complete memorable experience. This route takes you through the magnificent views of the Norwegian fjord landscapes.
As we got down from the fjord cruise, we were amused to see this beautiful, small town into existence. We saw a handful of shops and restaurants in sight. Clearly this wasn’t Norway’s most dynamic destination but for sure it was Norway’s most beautiful destination. We walked towards to the Fretheim Hotel, one of the village’s two accommodations and settled in our (surprisingly) fancy room, which we really liked.
Top things to do in Flam
Surprisingly this little touristic place has a lot of activities and things to do in the surroundings.
1. Stegastein Viewpoint
The Stegastein viewpoint is a popular sightseeing trip from Flam. The bus ride travels via Aurland and follows the Aurland road, which is one of the Norway’s national tourist roads.
2. Heritage Fjord Safari
Fjordsafari is a great way to experience the UNESCO paradise Aurlandfjord and the Nærøyfjord closely. This is approx. 2 hour guided tour in a small speed boat along with few stops at attractions and spot for seals, porpoises and eagles. The guide explains everything about the fjords, local history and the spectacular wildlife; and shares some stories, tales and legends, from various places of interest.
3. The Flam Railways:
Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana) is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. According to Lonely Planet, Flåm Railway are part of Europe’s top scenic rail journeys.
The 20 km-long train ride that operates between Myrdal and Flåm, offers some beautiful views that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms residing on the slopes. The Flåm Railway makes a photo stop at the beautiful Kjosfossen waterfall as well.
4. Hike in the surrounding fjords:
5. Flåmsbana Museum
This little museum is right by the Flåmsbana Railway platform. This museum showcases the fascinating photos of construction gangs of railway and life around Flåm before cars and buses made it this far to the fjords.
6. Aeegir Brewery
Aeegir Brewery, all appealing woodwork and flagstones, offers six different kinds of draught beer, all brewed on the spot. It also does a tasty, creative take on Norwegian comfort food as well as burgers and pizzas.
7. Kayaking trip in Flam
If you want to see the fjord up close and personal, seeing it from a kayak is a great and exciting way! A 3-hour kayak trip gives you long enough time to get the feeling of the peaceful fjord landscape.
How to reach:
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Explore more around scenic Norway:
1. Bergen, Norway’s 2nd largest City!
2. Norway in Nutshell tour, Exploration to the Norways most spectacular Fjords.
3. Tromso, Gateway to Artics!
4. Oslo, An undiscovered gem!