Flam / Flåm
At the inner end of the beautiful Aurlandsfjorden is Flam, or Flåm in Norwegian, the little village that attracts tourist from all over the world, and has become one of the most popular attractions in Norway.
For decades, cruise ships
has visited Flam and the Sognefjorden, the longest and deepest fjord i the world, and thousands and thousands of cruise passengers have enjoyed the amazing power of natures own art.
Main photo by Visit Flåm and Morten Rakke.
The Flam Railway - maybe one of the most beautiful journeys in the world.
For more than 60 years, the Flåm Railway has been transporting people from Aurland to Myrdal station on the Bergensbanen.
The amazing railroad is one of the most described journeys in the tourist world, and when you see it you will understand. The photo is presented by Visit Flåm and photographer Morten Rakke.
From the railway station in Myrdal on the Bergensbanen (between Oslo and Bergen), it is an incredible train ride to the Aurlandsfjorden, 20 kilometres further down.
An attraction of the World, and highly valued by thousands of tourists every year.
You are passing scenic mountain farms, great and impressive waterfalls, rivers, mountain lakes and other breathtaking views.
The photo to the left is presented by Visit Flåm and photographer Morten Rakke. Spectacular. That's what it is.
The Flåm valley itself is worth a visit, and so is the Aurland fjord, which is part of the Sognefjorden, the longest fjord in the world, 204 km long and more than 1300 metres deep at the most.
Cruises to Flåm
The Aurland Harbour District has four harbours: Flåm, Gudvangen, Undredal and Aurland.
The capacity in Flåm Port is about to be congested, and this year (2012) more than 30 cruiseships has been denied visiting. 156,000 cruise passengers visited Flåm last year, and the number is rapidly increasing.
More than 150 cruise ships will be visiting the little village this summer (2012), bringing thousands of passengers that will get a life-time memory.
Daily visits by huge cruiseships has become a common sight for the locals, and a whole lot of them have made tourism to be their profession.
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Old, distinguished Fretheim Hotel is a beautiful hotel, always friendly to it's guest, as has been since the 1870's.
Known for it's excellent food, made in traditional, Norwegian way, of course, and much of it comes from local productions.