Outdoor Activities

All the best outdoor activities along the Aurlandsfjord, from hiking in Aurland to kayaking in Flåm – you'll find the best guides here!

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Aurland,  Destinations,  Outdoor Activities,  Things to do

    Hikes in Aurland – Questions Answered!

    I’m back with another round of questions to answer! I recently got some questions via email that I thought would be helpful to everyone, and decided to answer them here. These questions all relate to the Aurland hikes I mention in this post. In the past I have answered questions about the Norway in a Nutshell tour in a similar manner here. First I have pasted the questions I received, and then I proceed to answer them one by one below! As always, feel free to leave a comment if something is left unanswered! Questions about the hikes in Aurland Hello, And thank you so much for your blog.  It…

  • sinjarheim farm, aurlandsdalen farm
    Aurland,  Destinations,  Outdoor Activities,  Things to do

    Aurlandsdalen Valley – Complete Hiking Guide

    Norway has a diverse range of landscapes to explore, with everything from fjords to rivers, waterfalls to mountains, and glaciers to lakes. This extraordinary variation in terrain makes it perfect for hiking, and so Norway has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts through the year. The Aurlandsdalen Valley is one of the hikes Norwegians and tourists alike have on their bucket list. As a result, I am quite proud to tell people that I grew up here and that I have this hike in my back yard! The Aurlandsdalen hike is not just rewarding in terms of scenery but it is also one of Norway’s best hikes – no lie!…