A Train Traveling through, Flam, Norway
Step aboard the Flam Railway, one of the steepest railway tracks in the world — and of its most beauty-laden rides. The trip from sea level to the high mountain covers an elevation of nearly 900 meters in the span of an hour. During the journey, you'll catch countless views of snow-capped peaks over calm blue waters and pass through 20 mountain tunnels.
Fjord During Sunrise, Flam, Norway
Enjoy the tranquility and quietness of a hike on one of the many trails in the Flam Valley. Or rent a bicycle to explore the dramatic mountain landscape around the Rallarvegen trail. You'll pass by steep mountainsides, flowing waterfalls and narrow valleys. Free maps of the routes are available at the tourist office.
Visit the elevated Otternes Farm Village, located just five kilometers to the north, where you'll find a cluster of 27 houses from the 17th century. Get a glimpse of farm life through the ages and admire the serene landscape and its rolling hills.
Some of the best food in Flam is served at its guesthouses and hotels, many of which have their own in-house restaurants that are open to non-guests as well. Savor classic Norwegian dishes with a modern twist, such as smoked reindeer and brown cheese ice cream. Drop by Aegir Brewery, an award-winning brewery inspired by Old Norse traditions.
Flam's souvenir shops specialize in local handicrafts, including traditional knitted sweaters with Nordic designs, glass art, quality silverware, jewelry, sculptures, pewter items, wood carvings — and, of course, troll dolls. Visit the Flam Railway Museum shop for more variety of regional handicrafts, and stop into nearby Aurland, which is well-known for its shoes.
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