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Flåm

Flåm

Flåm is mostly known for its famous railway, but also for the natural surroundings, with some of the best areas for outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. It’s in a valley at the end of the Aurlandsfjord, which is a branch of the grand Sognefjord. Since 1992, the main road between Oslo and Bergen (the E16) has been going through the Flåm area, which obviously hasn’t hurt the town’s popularity. Myrdal, near Flåm, is one of the stations on the Bergen Railway line, the line between Oslo and Bergen.

Sightseeing in Flåm

Borgund is not the oldest nor the biggest stave church in Norway; those honors belong to Urnes and Heddal respectively, but it’s the most distinctive because it is so well preserved. Borgund was built around the year 1150 and has most of its original parts still intact.

The church can be found along the E16 Highway east of Lærdal by the end of the Sognefjord. You can get there from the Flåm area either by taking the car-ferry from Gudvangen or taking the Aurland Road, aka the Snow Road, which is only open in the summer. Otherwise, the world’s longest roadtunnel, the Lærdal Tunnel (24.5 km/14.7 miles long) is at your disposal. The Borgund Stave Church is open May-September.

Last updated November 18, 2010
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