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.
There’s also the slightly more posh and historic Fretheim Hotel, with a nice restaurant.
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”.
About halfway up, the train pauses and lets passengers out for a view at the Kjossfossen Waterfall.
At the top, we reach Myrdal with its few sparse homes.
The next morning, we take the Naeroyfjord Boat Cruise, which travels from Flam up the Aurlandsfjord to the Naeroyfjord, ending in Gudvangen.
The boat makes a couple quick stops to pickup/drop off locals and the mail, including the village of Undredaal.
Continuing up the fjord valley….
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).