Welcome to Flaam, Geiranger, Hardangerfjord
Flaam is a village at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, the deepest fjord in the world.The village of Flaam is a popular tourist destination and has been so since the late 19th century. It currently receives almost 450,000 visitors a year. Most come to experience the amazing Flaam railway, which is 20km of unforgettable views, a climb of 900m and twisting tunnels through the mountains.
Flaam is a great base for hiking, climbing and a number of other outdoor activities and can easily be reached by train and car from other parts of Norway.
Geiranger is a small village lying at the mouth of Geirangerfjord and the area is now a UNESCO listed site. Its main industry is tourism and after the cruise ships have left, it returns to being a simple, rural Norwegian village of 250 people. Its most famous landmark is the Seven Sisters Waterfall, just to the West.
The extraordinary Hardangerfjord is the world's third largest fjord, starting in the Atlantic just south of Bergen. It's been popular with tourists ever since Thomas Cook started trips from London in 1875. Today it relies on tourism and fish farming. Eidfjord, a popular cruise port, is located in Hardangerfjord.