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About Flåm

Sailing through Norways beautiful Sognefjord, the worlds longest and deepest fjord, is one of the most memorable cruise experiences. Overlooked by snow-capped peaks and surrounded by cascading waterfalls, this is a sensational approach to the tiny village of Flåm, which nestles in the innermost part of Sognefjord.

But the fjord is not Flåm's only claim to fame, it also has the extraordinary Flåm Railway. A masterpiece of engineering, this rises more than 2,845ft above sea level in just 12 miles and the views are just as dramatic as the journey. There are a variety of other boat and road trips which promise more fantastic scenery along with visits to farms, mines, villages and isolated mountain lodges.

 

Shore excursions in Flåm

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Østerbø Mountain Scenery

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Soak up a panorama of fjords, lakes, villages, valleys, rivers and waterfalls before heading into the picturesque mountains.

Your scenic journey will begin with a drive along the lovely Aurlandsfjord, before heading inland past pretty lakes, waterfalls and rivers, through a series of bends and tunnels into the lush Låvisdal Valley. Absorb the stunning views over the fjord villages of Vassbygda and Aurland before continuing through the beautiful valleys of Stonndalen and Aurland to Østerbø.

Østerbø is a mountain farm region which, in former times, was completely isolated from the outside world during the winter months. It is now a popular spot for mountain hiking. Relax with refreshments of tea or coffee and traditional Norwegian waffles at Østerbø Mountain Lodge whilst enjoying the magnificent mountain panorama.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. The refreshment venue is wheelchair accessible. The return to Flåm is via the same route.

Discover Flam on Foot

Activity high

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a lovely walk in the countryside taking in several stunning landmarks.

Give yourself a gentle workout and immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery surrounding Flåm.

Starting in the idyllic fjord-side village, set off down the mountain-flanked road that was built through the valley to transport materials for the construction of the Flåm Railway in 1924. Hear stories about the region as your guide leads you along the bank of the river and past several farms.

Stop to marvel at the Rjoandefossen waterfall, which plunges white water over 1,000 feet down the hillside and admire the pretty 17th century wooden church. Once you’ve strolled back to Flåm, choose whether you’d like to be led back to your ship, or stay in the village to explore further on your own.

Essential information

This excursion will operate on foot. This tour is conducted entirely on foot and involves approximately 2½ hours of walking.

Discover Flam on Foot

Fjord Safari

Activity high

Duration: 2 hours

An experience for those who like adventure, coupled with beautiful fjord scenery.

Enjoy an adventure on board a Rigid Inflatable Boat, through the spectacular Aurlandsfjord to Beitelen and back. In the secure RIB, you will have the best opportunity to experience nature and wildlife at close range.

The Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord are both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in the world, and the whole area has extreme, dramatic and beautiful fjord scenery. So, as well as the exciting RIB ride, along the way there will be plenty of stops for you to admire the extraordinary natural and cultural history of the area.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by rigid inflammable boat. Passengers with back or neck injuries, or those who are pregnant, should not participate in this tour. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted to participate. There is no shelter on board the RIB. Compulsory survival suits are provided and flat shoes, preferably with rubber soles, are recommended. Some of the ride can be bumpy, fast and up to 30 knots. In case of poor weather conditions this tour may be cancelled.

Flam Railway and Hike

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 5 hours

Experience the world-famous rail journey and an unforgettable downhill hike.

Soak up the sights on one of the world’s great rail journeys and immerse yourself in the tranquil countryside on an invigorating hike back down the mountain.

Board the train at Flåm Station, sit back and prepare for the rail ride of your life. Take in vistas of craggy cliffs, emerald hillsides and glistening lakes as you travel along the legendary track which is just 12.5 miles long but climbs 2,800 feet into the mountains.

Stop off briefly at the mighty Kjosfossen waterfall to watch the white waters thunder 300 feet into the rocky hillside below. At Vatnahalsen, the penultimate station on the line, hop off and enjoy coffee and waffles at a mountainside hotel.

From here, begin your hike to the valley floor. Follow the river past the summer farm and waterfall at Kaardal and enjoy the unspoilt nature of the great outdoors. Finally, when you reach Blomheller station you’ll re-board the train and ride back to Flåm.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by train and on foot. The hike lasts approximately 2 hours and is over rough, uneven ground in parts. Pregnant women and children are not permitted to participate. The train journey lasts approximately 60 minutes and involves several tunnels. There is a limited taped commentary on the train.

Flam Railway and Hike

Flam Views and Shoes

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3 hours

Immerse yourself in the stunning Norwegian landscape and discover the history and traditions behind transforming leather into quality shoes.

Embark on a picturesque journey along zigzag mountain roads, on one of Norway’s National Tourist Routes to the Stegastein Viewpoint. The unique viewing platform, constructed in 2006 from solid pine and steel, juts 100 feet out over the fjord providing spectacular views of the Aurlandfjord and the surrounding mountains.

Your scenic drive continues down the mountain to the charming village of Aurland, which is home to Aurlanskoen, the last remaining shoemakers in Norway. The ‘Aurland Shoe’ has been made here since the 1930’s and is the only remaining producer of the traditional ‘penny loafer’. During your visit, you’ll be able to observe the shoemakers at work and witness firsthand the unique craftsmanship that transforms pieces of leather into hardwearing pairs of quality shoes. There is also a visitor centre, which houses an exhibition, illustrating the history and traditions of shoemaking, and a shop which showcases their handmade shoes in a variety of colours as well as other leather souvenirs.

After your interesting visit, there will be free time to purchase a pair of quality shoes, absorb the pretty fjord scenery or meander round the lovely village of Aurland, before heading back to your ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and by foot. There are 10 steps down to the shoe factory. Please note that the visitor centre will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, however the shoe factory will be closed. There will be approximately 30 minutes’ free time in Aurland. This tour is not recommended for participants who suffer from vertigo.

 

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