Flam is known for its scenic train rides and boat cruises through the narrow fjord, Aurlandsfjorden – a branch of the Sognefjorden. When we arrived it immediately felt more touristy than the other villages and towns we had visited. It’s filled with large tourist shops and crowded with tourists. It seems like Flam is a major stop for tour buses in Norway. We found a quiet place by the fjord to cook dinner.
For sunset, we headed up to Stegastein, where there is a beautifully modern viewing platform to look out onto the fjord.
We ended up driving down a bit and pulling over on the side of the road to get a better view of the fjord. It was a such a peaceful moment as we quietly sat watching the colorful sunset over the fjord as sheep bah’d below us.
The next morning, we took a boat cruise from Gudvagen back to Flam, which goes through the narrowest part of the Sognefjorden. It rained for most of our cruise, but it was still worth seeing. The rain was non-stop on our Norway trip!
Next, we headed to see a the Borgund Stave Church. It was built in the 1100s! It’s completely made of wood and has so much detail in the carvings inside. I absolutely loved the architecture, and it reminded me of a Viking ship.
Our last stop was the cute fjord side town of Solvorn. We stopped for a waffle snack and some coffee.