Flåm

Flåm is a village in Sogn og Fjordane county, at the innermost point of an arm of the Sognefjord. Flåm is among the busiest cruiseports in Norway. This article also covers the neighbouring villages of Aurland and Undredal, located approximately 10 km (6 mi) away in either direction.

Flåm

Understand

Flåm with neighbors Aurland and Gudvangen

Flåm sits at the south end of the Aurlandsfjord, an arm of the great Sognefjord. Flåm is also the end station for the Flåm railway, the only railway in Sogn og Fjordane and connection to the Bergen railway between Oslo and Bergen. Thanks to the railway and the sightseeing boat to Gudvangen (as well as a large number of cruise ships), Flåm has become one of the most visited places in the Western Fjords. These deep fjords allow the largest cruise ships to enter.

Villages

Get in

By plane

There is a small airport in Sogndal. The closest airport with international flights is Bergen airport.

By car

Flåm is on the European route 16, and could be reached along this from Bergen in 2 hr 45 min. Driving from Oslo would require 5 hr 30 min. Flåm can be reached from Geilo in Buskerud on route 50. In summer this is also the quickest connection from Oslo. In winter, the route 50 can be closed due to bad weather conditions.

By bus

Seven daily departures from Bergen, Sogndal and Lærdal.

By boat

A catamaran route links Flåm with Bergen and other villages along the Sognefjord. This is a great way to see the fjord. Departures once daily between 1 May and 30 September. There is also a car ferry which goes from Flåm to Gudvangen (kr 665 for a car and its driver).

By rail

The famous Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana) from Myrdal, a station on the main Oslo-Bergen line, is in itself a major tourist attraction. Many travellers continue onwards with a scenic cruise through the fjord itself to Gudvangen, from where you can catch a bus back to the mainline. This roundtrip is known as Norway in a nutshell.

Get around

Undredal cafe and dock at Aurlandsfjord

Walking is a good option since Flåm is a small village. Bus, car or cycle are the options between Flåm and Aurland. Undredal is accessed through a 5 km tunnel, hiking and cycling not possible.

See

Flåm railway up the steep valley.
Undredal church

Do

Buy

Goat milk cheese, geitost from Undredal is considered a delicacy. Norwegian goat milk cheese differs from the Greek feta cheese. There are several types, but the most common one has a sweet taste.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Go next

Aurland, seen from the Snow Road.
Routes through Flåm

Bergen Gudvangen  W  E  Lærdal Oslo


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