When at Flam, our Cruise Ship was able to dock right in town. This was great, as we were finding Norway quite expensive.
When lunch time came, we made a short walk back to the Ship and had lunch there, then walked back into town.
Why not enjoy a meal for free!
Flåm is known for the Flåmsbana, the local branch of the rail line, which climbs an unrivaled valley wall up to Myrdal (864m / 2830ft elevation). This famous rail link that clings to and punctures the cliff walls is sometimes called the "Twenty-Line". It has twenty tunnels, took twenty years to construct and cost 20M NOK. It’s one and only bridge is immediately sandwiched between two tunnels, with a massive drop on one side and the raging Kjosfossen waterfall on the other side.
Started in 1923, the upper stop of Myrdal connected with the Oslo~Bergen line such that supplies could be shuttled to/from the ships in the Sognefjord.
Favorite thing: Norway is one of the largest petrol producing nations on earth, one would assume that petrol is relativley cheap. Think again - a litre of petrol set you back over US$ 3 or EUR 2.60 - take this in to consideration when planning a road trip, since fuel is almost double to other countries on earth!
I found Flåm peaceful, if not beautiful. The location is great - especially for day trips, while the village is definitely sleepy. it is located in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord and cut in half by a stream.
Fondest memory: The best thing about Flåm is that it is the ideal place to stop and recharge your batteries... One of the best places when you feel lazy or tired.
Fondest memory: We had seen the Naeroyfjord before when it was basking in the sunshine, in as much as the sun could sneak in between the high mountains, but our second boat trip on this fjord was completely different. The clouds came down to greet us, shrouding the peaks and making picturesque patterns against the mountainsides. The view was the more spectacular that it was constantly changing as the clouds floated meandering against the rocky walls of the fjord.
Flam has an ATM located at the Flam Railway station in the centre of Flam.
Aurland Sparebank also has an ATM. It is located in centre of Flam.