In to the Norwegian Fjords: Visiting the Village of Flam, Norway!

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Norway is a country I have long had on my travel list (haven’t we all!?) and this summer I was lucky enough to visit for a cruise through the Norwegian Fjords with my mum in tow, on the Celebrity Eclipse ship with Celebrity Cruises. The 8 night cruise began in the South of England, making its way North to the famous west coast of Norway, where you will find oodles of postcard-perfect towns and villages, this the charming village of Flåm. This is undoubtedly one of the prettiest little villages in Norway and the perfect location to experience the famed Norwegian Fjords.

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Arriving In Flåm, Norway

We arrived in the early hours of the morning and with the Norwegian weather being so unpredictable at the best of times (well, at least I suppose in winter you can expect snow, snow and more snow), we set off first thing to beat the chance of rain later in the day. This small village is best known for being the starting point to experience the Flåm Railway, which provides picturesque views from above on a relaxing one hour journey.

The village itself is very small, with just a few small eateries and a handful of souvenir shops to cater to the summer cruise ships. If visiting for just one day as I did, I would suggest some sturdy walking shoes and hitting the trails to find great views around the town and small waterfront, or renting a bicycle to take you along the water to Aurland, a larger village 10 kilometres away.

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Things to Do in Flåm

As the Flåm Railway is the third steepest rail track in the world, it comes at no surprise that most visitors to the village take the hour-long journey through endless tunnels to take in those sweeping views from above.

For those who prefer a more active escape, there are local kayak rentals and tours operating daily through the summer, which is another great way to see the fjord, except this time from the water.

Cycling is another great way to see the area beyond the village, especially if you choose to ride the 10 kilometres to nearby Aurland.

For those on a budget, you can also choose a range of hikes in the area by heading to the tourist information centre and choosing a hike that suits your level of fitness and the time you have available.

For me, the best way to enjoy Flåm was just to walk around the village, the water’s edge, the nearby short hikes and to take it all in.

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    September 28, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and props for mentioning Aurland (where I was born and raised) 🙂 I work in Flåm now, and love sharing these beautiful villages with visitors! The Bakery actually just opened earlier this season! 🙂

    September 21, 2016 at 5:57 am

    NORWAY! The land of my ancestors, and the most beautiful country I have ever visited. Tusen takk for your articles and photos. They refresh my spirit!

    pankaj karnwal
    September 19, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Nice article on this webpage.

    September 18, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I love the pictures, very pretty!

    Brittany from Boston
    September 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    It looks so cute, I would love to visit Flam!

    September 17, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Oh wow. I am planning a trip to Norway later this year. Flam was already on my list, but now I am even more excited to go after reading this! Although it will be quite different covered in snow 🙂

    September 16, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I would love to visit Norway, Flam looks so cute! Great post. Alice xx

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    September 16, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Really looks like Switzerland! We’ll plan a visit in this place next year, summer, is it ok for you? See you then!

    September 16, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Great to know about Flam which I never knew it exists. I admit this village has a lot of charms. Awesome photos!

    September 16, 2016 at 4:55 am

    The meringue’s look so yummy! Stunning photography.

    September 15, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Gorgeous landscapes! And I love your parka 🙂

    Dream Up Travel
    September 15, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Lovely photos and description! Although Norway would not be my top choice, every time I see photos there’s something magical in there! As for Norway, I’ve been only to Bergen for now and it was really, really cute (despite not that pleasant weather). Looking at your posts I’m getting more and more convinced to get there again and explore further!
    Keep a wide route (our expression in Poland) and Dream Up Travel!

    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    September 15, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    beautiful place!

    September 15, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I actually went to Flam a few years ago on a kayak trip but I forgot just how beautiful it was. Thank you for sharing! x

    September 15, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Beautiful photos, Brooke! Glad you had a good time with your mum 🙂

    September 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Hiking is not just for “budget travelers”. It’s a great way to experience the natural beauty of any country, even for the wealthy traveler.

    Vanessa Rivers
    September 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I love Norway and especially loved Bergen and Flam! Great photos! XO

    September 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Just Wow !!! Norway, what an amazing country. I will definitely visit one day.

    September 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Simply stunning.. I need to visit this part of the world soon! 🙂

    September 15, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Norways was and still is at the top of my bucket list! Love these photos:)

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    September 15, 2016 at 10:25 am

    What a seriously gorgeous place to visit!