Travel guides and tips for travelling to Flam, Norway – written by a local.

  • kårdal, bottom of flåm zipline in flåm valley
    Destinations,  Flåm,  Outdoor Activities,  Things to do

    A Local’s Guide to the Flam Zipline, Norway

    Flam is, without a doubt, one of western Norway’s most beautiful villages. Situated on the innermost banks of the Aurlandsfjord, Flam is amongst the country’s most visited tourist destinations – and I grew up watching all these tourists arrive. The Flamsbana train that runs from Myrdal to Flam and back is the leading tourist attraction in Norway, but there’s a new activity on the block; Flam Zipline! The entire valley between Flam and Myrdal, also called the Flam Valley, is 18 kilometres long and is blessed with steep mountains, cascading waterfalls, and streaming rivers. The ever-changing landscapes in the Flåm Valley offer a magnificent mix of colours, green pastures, cultural…

  • flam, norway on a summer day, cruise ship on the fjord
    Destinations,  Flåm,  Things to do

    Things to do in Flam, Norway [A Local’s Guide]

    Flåm (or Flam, for those of you who do not have Å on your keyboard) is a small village in Western Norway located at the innermost arm of the Aurlandsfjord. Every year, millions of tourists visit the fjords and look for things to do in Flam to experience the dramatic landscapes the village offers. Flam is probably the most visited fjord destination in Norway, and as I have grown up in the area – this was a guide I needed to write! The village is also a crucial point of the popular ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour. Are you visiting Norway and looking for places to visit and things to…

  • fjord in norway with blue sky and clouds
    Destinations,  Flåm,  Outdoor Activities,  Things to do

    Hikes in Flam You Cannot Miss [Flåm, Norway]

    One of the most popular things to do when visiting Flåm and the fjords is to go hiking. I grew up hiking in the area, and so I thought I would share the best hikes in Flam, Norway with you all. These hiking trails are suitable for a variety of fitness levels, and so I know you will find your perfect Flåm hike for your trip. Lastly, I cover some popular hikes near Flåm, as I know a lot of people stay with their base in Flåm, but want to travel out of the village for some of their trip. Hiking in Flam is a popular activity for tourists and…

  • red hotel building with blue skies above, vatnahalsen hotell is in white writing on the building
    Accommodation & Dining,  Destinations,  Flåm

    Vatnahalsen Hotel Review [Vatnahalsen Høyfjellshotell, Flåm]

    Vatnahalsen Hotel is a mountain lodge style hotel, located along the Flåm Railway line between Flåm and Myrdal in western Norway. In Norwegian, the hotel’s name is actually Vatnahalsen Høyfjellshotell (all though many just call it Vatnahalsen Hotell for short). The word høyfjellshotell literally translates to “high mountain hotel”, and indicates that it is a mountain lodge. Having grown up in the Flåm area, I have visited Vatnahalsen many times, and stayed there a few. Therefore, I thought it was time to write a review, to help you decide on whether this is the hotel for you or not! Vatnahalsen is especially popular by people hiking in the mountains, skiing…

  • girl drinking coffee and looking over the fjord
    Accommodation & Dining,  Flåm

    Hotels in Flam, Norway

    As one of Norway’s leading tourist destinations, you are right to assume that there are some great hotels in Flam. The village/town is located in Vestland County at the innermost end of the Aurlandsfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord. Every year, thousands of tourists visit Flam, mostly to ride the famous Flåm Railway and cruise the UNESCO recognised Nærøyfjord. Most of these tourists spend a night or two in Flåm. Some, even more! I grew up in Aurland, the immediate neighbourhood of Flåm, and a 10-minute drive from the charming town. Hence, I know the area in and out and have decent knowledge about the places to visit and accommodations…