Fjord Life in Flam, Norway

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Flam is a cute little port town located on one end of the majestic Aurlandsfjord, one of two tributaries of the grand Sognefjord. The smaller, narrow Naeroyfjord is a Unesco World Heritage site. Large cruise ships dock in Flam most days between 10 – 5:30.

Of the few hotels in the area, we chose The Flamsbrygga, with a cozy cabin vibe and located right on the water.

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There’s also the slightly more posh and historic Fretheim Hotel, with a nice restaurant.

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With long hours of daylight, from about 4 am til 11 pm, we took the Flamsbana Railway round trip up to Myrdal.  Many people elect to continue from Myrdal onto Voss as part of “Norway in a Nutshell”.

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About halfway up, the train pauses and lets passengers out for a view at the Kjossfossen Waterfall.

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At the top, we reach Myrdal with its few sparse homes.

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The next morning, we take the Naeroyfjord Boat Cruise, which travels from Flam up the Aurlandsfjord to the Naeroyfjord, ending in Gudvangen.

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The boat makes a couple quick stops to pickup/drop off locals and the mail, including the village of Undredaal.

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Continuing up the fjord valley….

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The port town of Gudvangen is at the furthest end of the Naeroyfjord – and the end of the journey.  Passengers catch a luxury bus from here back to Flam (included in round-trip ticket price).

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