Flåm is a charming village of 350 people, nestled on the shores of Aurlandsfjord, a branch of Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, Sognefjord. It’s located in Aurland municipality. Thanks to its stunning nature, dramatic mountains and narrow fjord, Flåm (and its surroundings – Nærøyfjord, Aurland and Gudvangen) was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
Over the years, Flåm has become one of the most important tourist destinations in Norway, due to its rich nature, popular steep railway “Flåmsbana”, majestic scenery, and views of the longest fjord in Norway, Sognefjord. The local river has been well known for salmon fishing for hundreds of years, dating back to the first British tourists that visited the area for sport fishing.
The village of Flåm is a peaceful destination, suitable for nature lovers. It offers stunning views,such as the one from the Stegastein viewpoint. Only a 30 minute drive from Flåm, following one of the 18 Norwegian National Scenic routes (from Aurland in the direction of Lærdal), you’re able to enjoy a fantastic view over Aurlandsfjord, surrounded by stunning mountains, formed millions of years ago.
More spectacular views are waiting to be discovered in the surroundings of the Stalheim hotel, a popular destination between travelers and artists from all over the world. The hotel offers unique views of Nærøy valley, from 368 meters above sea level (1207 feet). Stalheim hotel has a rich history dating back to the 17th century, when its strategic location made it a perfect stopover between Bergen and other inland cities.
The nearby village of Undredal, invites you to explore the serene beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Nærøyfjord. From the shore of the fjord, you will soak in the atmosphere of Norway. Its picturesque mountains and valleys have even been an inspiration for Disney’s Frozen.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Flåm, its peaceful nature and picturesque views!