Beautiful and tiny Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometers long and up to 1308 meters deep Sognefjord.
Surrounded by steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls and deep valleys, Flåm is a paradise for everyone looking for a one-of-a-kind experience with nature.
Large cruise ships in the harbor are a daily sight throughout the spring and summer months, and it is only a short walk from Flåm Port and the many fjord boats to a trip on the Flåm Railway.
Sometimes ships use their tenders to get you ashore, which takes more time to get you to the train station.
Printable map to take along on your cruise.
Cruise calendar for this port. Kai=Docked Anker=Anchored
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The over 65 year old Flåm Railway is widely known as one of the world's most fantastic stretches of railroad. On this amazing journey, you will experience a climb of nearly 900 meters from fjord to mountaintop, an incline of one to 18, a tunnel that twists in a spiral inside the mountain, and a view that will take your breath away! As a private branch line of the Bergensbanen railway, the Flåm Railway runs 9-10 daily departures in the high season from May to September and 4-5 daily departures the rest of the year. You can learn more about the exciting history behind this 20 kilometers long stretch of railway by visiting the Flåmsbana Museum in Flåm.
Please check if other ships will be in port that day. If so either buy your train tickets in another port in advance i.e. Oslo or sign up for a ship organized tour. This train sells out quickly.
RallarToget is a cute road train that takes you on a sightseeing tour around the beautiful village of Flåm.
Many scenic tours are offered by public busses and ferries.
The Norway in a Nutshell tour combines a ferry, bus and trains for a spectacular day.
Bikes are available to rent from the tourist office.
The Norwegian currency is the Norwegian crown (Norske krone), abbreviated kr. A 1/100th krone is called øre. 1.00 EUR = about 9 NOK. Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world!
ATMs in Norway are called Minibank.
Nearly all stores accept major credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa (Bring your passport/driver's license, as you are required to identify yourself when using a credit card).
Norwegian is the official language of Norway. The language is very close and mutually intelligible with the two other Scandinavian languages, English widely spoken.
There's an Internet cafe located in the train station. Most public libraries have free public access to the internet. WiFi is in many spots (not free).
Opening hours in Norway are better than they used to be, but many smaller stores still close early on Saturday (1 PM or 3 PM is typical) and nearly everything is closed on Sundays. You'll often see opening hours written as "9-21 (9-18)" on doors, meaning 9 AM to 9 PM weekdays, 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday.
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