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NORDIC NATURE AT ITS DEEPEST

Cruise to Flam, Norway

Arriving in Flam feels like stepping into a fairy tale. Home to only 350 inhabitants, the village is situated at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden, the world's deepest fjord reaching a staggering 1,308 meters. From the harbor, take a brief stroll to the Flam Railway and take the 20-kilometer ride through the Myrdal Mountains and along the fjord. Cruise to Norway and head to Otternes Farm Village, made up of 27 different buildings that date back to the 17th century. Then, let the waterfall at Stalheimsfossen take your breath away, or drive to Stegastein viewpoint to take in the beauty of the fjord.
National Language Norwegian
Currency Accepted Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Things To Do in Flam

A train traveling through Norway

Panoramic Ride

A train traveling through Norway

A train traveling through Norway

Panoramic Ride

Step aboard the Flam Railway, one of the steepest railway tracks in the world — and of its most beauty-laden rides. The trip from sea level to the high mountain covers an elevation of nearly 900 meters in the span of an hour. During the journey, you'll catch countless views of snow-capped peaks over calm blue waters and pass through 20 mountain tunnels.

A fjord in Norway

Serenity Now

A fjord in Norway

A fjord in Norway

Serenity Now

Enjoy the tranquility and quietness of a hike on one of the many trails in the Flam Valley. Or rent a bicycle to explore the dramatic mountain landscape around the Rallarvegen trail. You'll pass by steep mountainsides, flowing waterfalls and narrow valleys. Free maps of the routes are available at the tourist office.

Historic wood homes in Flam, Norway
Historic wood homes in Flam, Norway

Go Old-School

Visit the elevated Otternes Farm Village, located just five kilometers to the north, where you'll find a cluster of 27 houses from the 17th century. Get a glimpse of farm life through the ages and admire the serene landscape and its rolling hills.

A plate of reindeer with mashed potatoes
A plate of reindeer with mashed potatoes

Local Cuisine

Some of the best food in Flam is served at its guesthouses and hotels, many of which have their own in-house restaurants that are open to non-guests as well. Savor classic Norwegian dishes with a modern twist, such as smoked reindeer and brown cheese ice cream. Drop by Aegir Brewery, an award-winning brewery inspired by Old Norse traditions.

A small troll souvenir figurine in Norway
A small troll souvenir figurine in Norway

Shopping

Flam's souvenir shops specialize in local handicrafts, including traditional knitted sweaters with Nordic designs, glass art, quality silverware, jewelry, sculptures, pewter items, wood carvings — and, of course, troll dolls. Visit the Flam Railway Museum shop for more variety of regional handicrafts, and stop into nearby Aurland, which is well-known for its shoes.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 The tourist office is located within the train station.
2 ATMs are widely available and credit cards are accepted in most restaurants, taxis and shops.

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