Aurland / Flåm
Views that simply take your breath away!
The Aurland municipality, at the southern end of the Sognefjorden, has to be seen to be believed and is an excellent stopover point for walking this famous valley. No visit to the region is complete without a trip to the Stegastein viewpoint, where the views quite simply take your breath away. Or you can visit one of many old churches in the area, with the oldest dating back to 1147.
Flåm is a charming village with a population of approx. 300 residents. Situated at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, Flåm offers some of the most popular attractions in Norway. The world famous Flåm Railway is widely recognized as one of the steepest and most beautiful railways in the world. During the day it can be very popular, however there is the possibility of hiring your very own private carriage.
Flåm is near to the spectacular Nærøyfjord, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the village is best seen by hiking along one of the many walking paths that take you deep into the tranquil countryside. Whilst there you can visit some mountain farms and sample some of their fine organic meats or dairy products or you could pop in to try a beer from the Aegir Brewery, a unique village brewery that has become world famous.
Photo: sverrehjornevik.com/Flåm AS