What to do in Flåm
Nestled in the innermost parts of the Aurlandsfjord, Flåm is one of the most popular destinations in Norway. This small village is accessible by train, car and boat and has become the perfect location to visit for tourists and locals alike. Although Flåm is quite small in has a myriad of activities and things to do all year round!
The Flåm Railway
It's impossible to talk about things to do in Flåm without mentioning the Flåm Railway. Described by many as the most beautiful train journey in the world, this 20-kilometer-long train ride between Myrdal and Flåm provides some of the country’s wildest and most awe inspiring scenery. The twisting tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain bear witness to the most daring and skilled engineering in Norwegian railway history and is truly a sight to behold.
If you are interested in the Flåm Railway, read more about the fascinating railway here.
There are loads of different options for fjord cruises in Flåm and most cruises operate all year. On a fjord cruise you mainly travel by RIB-boat and get to experience the spectacular nature and fjord landscape of this World Heritage Area.
During a fjord cruise you might even see seals, porpoises and eagles. Your guide will tell you about the fjord, local history and the wildlife, as well as sharing stories, tales and legends, from various places of interest. Some fjord cruises also offer cheese tasting or a Viking Dinner!
About half an hour from Flåm, you will find the lofty viewing point of Stegastein. Here you can feel the wind beneath your wings while getting a great view of the beautiful Aurlandsfjord! If you have a car, you can easily drive here, but a great option for getting to Stegastein from Flåm is by renting a fun electric car!
The electric car is an “urban two-seater”, perfect for exploring the wild, mountainous area. The car is safe and simple to drive, and you will receive all the training you need before starting your journey. No CO2 emissions, just good clean fun! Read more about this activity HERE.
If you are spending a few hours in Flåm, a kayaking trip is a great option! On a kayaking adventure you will get a personal and up close experience of the peaceful fjord landscape. The kayaking trips requires no previous experience and a guide will be with you at all times. There are several different options available in Flåm, for example this three hour kayaking trip.
Hiking is very popular in Norway and there are few places that offers better trails and hiking experiences than the Aurlandsfjorden region. From Flåm there are several different options for hiking tours and one of the most popular hikes is the Brekkefossen Waterfall Hike. This hike is about 5 kilometers long and the total elevation is about 155 meters. The Brekkefossen waterfall is a spectacular sight, little village of Flåm will be visible through the trees and the hike offers beautiful birds eye views of the area.
There is also an option for hiking to the Leim Goat Farm. This hike also includes lunch and a fjord cruise into the heart of the Nærøyfjord with the magnificent Sagfoss as a turning point. In the Aurlandsfjord, the RIB-boat stops by the pier in Skjerdal and you start a guided hike up to the goat farm Leim. At the goat farm you will get an introduction to the production of goat cheese and lunch is served on the terrace with cheese tasting and a main course based on locally grown produce. Read more about the hike HERE.
All in all
Surrounded by tall mountains and beautiful scenery, Flåm is a perfect place to enjoy activities and new experiences in a scenic location. With activities like fjord cruises, kayaking, hiking and the Flåm Railway on offer, you’ll find that a few hours will go by in a blink.
After an active and fun day there are also several options for great food experiences like the Ægir Brew Pub in the centre of Flåm. There are also several playgrounds for the kids to let out some steam, if they are not already worn out from an active and fun day.
Things to do in Flåm
Enjoy a two hour Heritage fjord safari with rib boat and experience the spectacular nature and fjord landscape of a World Heritage site.
Enjoy an exciting zipline tour through wild and beautiful nature on the Flåm Zipline, followed by a relaxing bike ride through the Flåm Valley. The starting point for this activity is in Vatnahalsen and transport to Vatnahalsen has to be booked separately. And by the way, the Flåm Zipline is the longest zipline in Scandinavia!
Experience the fjords and Stegastein with a fun electric car! This activity guarantees a smile and the in-car GPS guide will supply you with loads of interesting things along the way!
Explore the area and enjoy beautiful views of Flåm! On the hiking trip to Brekkefossen waterfall you will have a grand view of the fjord and into the valley.
Join in on a "soft" adventure suitable for the whole family and get close to nature in the heart of Fjord Norway! Experience a fjord safari on the the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord, followed by a delicious dinner at Ægir Brewpub in Flåm!
Looking for an alternative outdoor activity to skiing and hiking this winter? During a snowshoe hike you will be rewarded with stunning snowy landscapes and a winter fjord view.