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About Flåm

Sailing through Norways beautiful Sognefjord, the worlds longest and deepest fjord, is one of the most memorable cruise experiences. Overlooked by snow-capped peaks and surrounded by cascading waterfalls, this is a sensational approach to the tiny village of Flåm, which nestles in the innermost part of Sognefjord.

But the fjord is not Flåm's only claim to fame, it also has the extraordinary Flåm Railway. A masterpiece of engineering, this rises more than 2,845ft above sea level in just 12 miles and the views are just as dramatic as the journey. There are a variety of other boat and road trips which promise more fantastic scenery along with visits to farms, mines, villages and isolated mountain lodges.

 

Shore excursions in Flåm

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Fjord Safari

Activity high

Duration: 2 hours

An experience for those who like adventure, coupled with beautiful fjord scenery.

Enjoy an adventure on board a Rigid Inflatable Boat, through the spectacular Aurlandsfjord to Beitelen and back. In the secure RIB, you will have the best opportunity to experience nature and wildlife at close range.

The Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord are both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in the world, and the whole area has extreme, dramatic and beautiful fjord scenery. So, as well as the exciting RIB ride, along the way there will be plenty of stops for you to admire the extraordinary natural and cultural history of the area.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by rigid inflammable boat. Passengers with back or neck injuries, or those who are pregnant, should not participate in this tour. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted to participate. There is no shelter on board the RIB. Compulsory survival suits are provided and flat shoes, preferably with rubber soles, are recommended. Some of the ride can be bumpy, fast and up to 30 knots. In case of poor weather conditions this tour may be cancelled.

Flam Railway and Biking

Activity high

Duration: 3¾ hours

Travel on the popular Flåm Railway, and then cycle back downhill to Flåm with spectacular views and waterfalls.

The Flåm railroad is only 12½ miles in length, and described as one of the most interesting stretches of railroad engineering in the world. Join the train at Flåm Station at sea level and travel to Myrdal Station at an altitude of 2,845 feet above sea level.

The train journey will show you the impressive scenery of the area; the Rjoande Waterfall, with a sheer drop of 459 feet, the peak of Vibmesnosi at 4,163 feet and the spectacular 305 feet Kjosfossen Waterfall.

Once you arrive at the highest level of Myrdal, you will remain on the train back down to Berekvam Station, over half way down the Flåm Railway. Here you will leave the train where your bikes will be waiting.

Enjoy an exhilarating downhill ride back to Flåm, following a narrow gravel and asphalt road along the river with spectacular views of the waterfalls, mountains and valley.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by train and bike. A safety briefing will be given prior to the bike ride and all necessary equipment will be provided. It is compulsory to wear a cycle helmet. Passengers are advised to wear enclosed sturdy footwear and to dress according to the weather. It is recommended to carry a bottle of water and sun protection. Your height will be required in advance. Children under 15 are unable to participate. There is a weight restriction of 23 stone.

Flåm Views and Shoes

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3 hours

Immerse yourself in the stunning Norwegian landscape and discover the history and traditions behind transforming leather into quality shoes.

Embark on a picturesque journey along zigzag mountain roads, on one of Norway’s National Tourist Routes to the Stegastein Viewpoint. The unique viewing platform, constructed in 2006 from solid pine and steel, juts 100 feet out over the fjord providing spectacular views of the Aurlandfjord and the surrounding mountains.

Your scenic drive continues down the mountain to the charming village of Aurland, which is home to Aurlanskoen, the last remaining shoemakers in Norway. The ‘Aurland Shoe’ has been made here since the 1930’s and is the only remaining producer of the traditional ‘penny loafer’. During your visit, you’ll be able to observe the shoemakers at work and witness firsthand the unique craftsmanship that transforms pieces of leather into hardwearing pairs of quality shoes. There is also a visitor centre, which houses an exhibition, illustrating the history and traditions of shoemaking, and a shop which showcases their handmade shoes in a variety of colours as well as other leather souvenirs.

After your interesting visit, there will be free time to purchase a pair of quality shoes, absorb the pretty fjord scenery or meander round the lovely village of Aurland, before heading back to your ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There are 10 steps down to the shoe factory. Please note that the visitor centre will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, however the shoe factory will be closed. There will be approximately 30 minutes’ free time in Aurland. This tour is not recommended for participants who suffer from vertigo.

Gudvangen Kayaking

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 5¼ hours

Enjoy wonderful scenery as you kayak through some of the most spectacular parts of the fjords.

A coach transfer of around 30 minutes takes you to Gudvangen, where you’ll be introduced to your instructor and assigned your kayak. After a safety briefing, you’ll be ready to take to the water for your kayak adventure. Follow your instructor as they ‘paddle the way’ to Bleiklindi, during which you’ll be treated to some spectacular scenery. Upon arrival, enjoy a well-deserved break as you tuck into a boxed picnic lunch. As you kayak back to back to Gudvangen to meet your coach, you’ll experience yet more stunning scenery.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and kayak. This tour includes approximately 2 hours of kayaking. Both double and single kayaks are used. Pregnant women and children under the age of 10 are not permitted to participate. This tour may be cancelled in the case of poor weather conditions. Please bring a change of clothing and footwear with you as you may get wet. Although this tour does not require kayaking experience, participants must be good swimmers and have no fear of water. Life vests are provided which must be worn. The fjord water may be very cold.

Indoor Skydiving, Views and Waffles

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 5 hours

Experience the incredible rush of freefalling, without the need to jump out of a plane!

Sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic drive through stunning surroundings, with a brief photo stop at Tvindefossen Waterfall.

Once at Norway’s largest wind tunnel, you’ll receive a full briefing from your sky diving instructor. Then it’s time to get kitted out in a flight suit and step inside the colossal 120 mph wall of vertical air and experience the buzz of freefall skydive. If you can master the basic skills, then why not try some exciting aerial moves!

After such an adrenalin rush, relax and savour a traditional Norwegian waffle and coffee, before taking some time to see the majestic mountains that surround the pretty town of Voss. Your return journey will venture down the famous Stalheim hairpin road, with 13 bends that weave past Stalheim and Sivle Waterfalls.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age or pregnant women. Passengers who suffer from back or neck conditions or have previously dislocated a shoulder will not be permitted to take part. Participants must be in good general health and will not be permitted to fly if they are wearing a hard plaster cast or are under the influence of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs. There is a maximum weight restriction of 18 stone (114kgs). Please wear tight-fitting lace-up trainers. Collared shirts should not be worn and all jewellery must be removed. The total flight time is 3 minutes per person.

 

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