Flåm – Norway's "winter wonderland"
Do you love snow but not skiing? Then visit the winter paradise of Flåm – snow–covered mountains, glistening fjords and lots of fun and wonderful experiences await the whole family.
Northeast of Bergen you will find the natural gem Flåm, a small village on the shores of the Aurlandsfjord. Here you'll find a true winter adventure, where you can explore the unique snow–covered nature and go on a historical journey through time in an (almost) authentic Viking village.
The Flåm Railway – The World's Most Beautiful Railway
The Flåm Railway – The World's Most Beautiful Railway The impressive railway winds along the steep mountain sides on its way from Flåm to Myrdal and has an ascent of 866 metres on the just 20 km long trip. Sit back and enjoy views of mountains, valleys, frozen waterfalls, quaint villages and idyllic farmhouses that will take most breath away!
Fjord cruise in winter clothes
Flåm lies on the shores of Aurdalsfjorden, and just around the corner lies one of Norway's most spectacular fjords: Nærøyfjorden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hop aboard a fjord cruise for the experience of a lifetime as you sail through the unique, narrow fjord surrounded by snow–capped peaks up to 1,800 metres high.
Winter Viking Adventures
Just 20 km from Flåm, a unique journey through time awaits you. In the "Viking valley" Njardarheimr you can experience an authentic Viking village, which shows how the Vikings lived 1000 years ago. The inhabitants live like real Vikings and show off their crafts and cooking skills while telling about life as Vikings. Of course, you can also try your hand at lots of exciting activities, from axe throwing and archery to historical crafts at the blacksmith or seamstress.
Snow boot hike
Do you dream of standing on top of a snow–covered mountain with a mirror–clear fjord far below you – but don't much fancy skiing? Then join the local guides on a snowshoe hike in the mountains above Flåm. Snowshoeing is a fun way to get up close to nature, and the guides will take you to one stunning view after another – with stories about the area around you, of course.
650 metres above the Aurlandsfjord, the area's most spectacular viewpoint, Stegastein, awaits. The easiest way to get there is on a guided sightseeing tour: the bus departs from Flåm and takes you safely through the road's hairpin bend to the unique viewing platform that extends 30 metres out from the mountainside. Here you have a unique panoramic view of the snow–capped mountains and the beautiful fjord far below you.
Flåm itself also offers a host of cosy winter activities – from hot cocoa around the fire in the garden at Fretheim Hotel to beer tasting in Ægir BryggeriPub, where the cosy Viking–style building is the setting for a unique 9–metre high fire surrounded by dragon heads, wooden walls and benches covered in warm sheepskin.
Accommodation in a very special hotel
In Flåm you will stay at the unique Flåmsbrygga Hotell, which is the epitome of Flåm's special charm. Here, Viking history blends with inspiration from the area's dramatic landscape to create a stunning setting for your stay.
Your guide to a great holiday in Flåm
Read more about what to do, see and do in Flåm below and find inspiration for your holiday in our travel articles about the area.
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