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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.

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 Biking

Activity high

Duration: 3¾ hours

Travel on the popular Flåm Railway, and then cycle back downhill to Flåm with spectacular views and waterfalls.

The Flåm railroad is only 12½ miles in length, and described as one of the most interesting stretches of railroad engineering in the world. Join the train at Flåm Station at sea level and travel to Myrdal Station at an altitude of 2,845 feet above sea level.

The train journey will show you the impressive scenery of the area; the Rjoande Waterfall, with a sheer drop of 459 feet, the peak of Vibmesnosi at 4,163 feet and the spectacular 305 feet Kjosfossen Waterfall.

Once you arrive at the highest level of Myrdal, you will remain on the train back down to Berekvam Station, over half way down the Flåm Railway. Here you will leave the train where your bikes will be waiting.

Enjoy an exhilarating downhill ride back to Flåm, following a narrow gravel and asphalt road along the river with spectacular views of the waterfalls, mountains and valley.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by train and bike. A safety briefing will be given prior to the bike ride and all necessary equipment will be provided. It is compulsory to wear a cycle helmet. Passengers are advised to wear enclosed sturdy footwear and to dress according to the weather. It is recommended to carry a bottle of water and sun protection. Your height will be required in advance. Children under 15 are unable to participate. There is a weight restriction of 23 stone.

Flåm 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 on 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.

Gudvangen Kayaking

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 5¼ hours

Enjoy wonderful scenery as you kayak through some of the most spectacular parts of the fjords.

A coach transfer of around 30 minutes takes you to Gudvangen, where you’ll be introduced to your instructor and assigned your kayak. After a safety briefing, you’ll be ready to take to the water for your kayak adventure. Follow your instructor as they ‘paddle the way’ to Bleiklindi, during which you’ll be treated to some spectacular scenery. Upon arrival, enjoy a well-deserved break as you tuck into a boxed picnic lunch. As you kayak back to back to Gudvangen to meet your coach, you’ll experience yet more stunning scenery.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and kayak. This tour includes approximately 2 hours of kayaking. Both double and single kayaks are used. Pregnant women and children under the age of 10 are not permitted to participate. This tour may be cancelled in the case of poor weather conditions. Please bring a change of clothing and footwear with you as you may get wet. Although this tour does not require kayaking experience, participants must be good swimmers and have no fear of water. Life vests are provided which must be worn. The fjord water may be very cold.

Norway in a Nutshell

Activity mediumMeal included

Duration: 6½ hours

Combine some of the most breathtaking scenery in Norway with one of the world’s most spectacular rail journeys.

Board the famous Flåm Scenic Railway for one of the most picturesque train rides in Norway. Enjoy the snow covered scenery as you begin your ascent though the countryside to the frozen Kjosfoss Waterfall, a brief stop is given for photos, before continuing to Myrdal. Changing trains at Myrdal Station, your journey will take you past various landscapes, through tunnels and down the mountain valley to Voss Station, a well known tourist resort in both summer and winter.

From Voss Station, a 5 minute walk will bring you to a local hotel for a delicious Norwegian buffet lunch.

After lunch, your journey continues via coach to the Tvinde Waterfall, to photograph its pretty frozen falls. The panoramic return to Flåm will take you down the valley, past the snaking Nærøy River and through the quaint village of Gudvagen.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by train and coach. The walk to Flåm station is approximately 200 yards along flat terrain. There are a few steep steps to access the train. The local guide is not permitted to give a commentary onboard the train, however a limited taped commentary will be provided from Myrdal to Flåm. You must remain seated on the train, as the journey can be bumpy. The train journey is approximately 50 minutes. There is an optional 150 yard walk to the Tvinde Waterfall over a small bridge; extreme care must be taken as the ground can get slippery. The waterfall may be fully or partially frozen depending on the winter conditions. Enclosed footwear with grip is recommended. This tour involves several tunnels.

 

A selection of cruises to Flåm

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