Visit Flam - Best of Flam

Flam is a little village that occupies a remote inner area of the Aurlandsfjorden which is a branch of Sognefjorden. Located in the municipality of Aurland in SognogFjordane county, Flam contributes to the attractive villages of Norway and Norway tourism.

The petite village has been attracting tourists since the 19th century and manages to lure about 450,000 visitors every year. About 160 cruise ships dock at the Flam harbor in an accounting year. As of now, Flam is one of the most popular cruise harbors of Norway. What makes the village stand out is that even the Flam train station makes for an attraction as it houses a museum dedicated to the Flamrailway. The Flamsbana is referred to as the world’s most beautiful railroad stretch. Moreover, the village is so strategically located that it is easily accessible by bus train car or boat. Steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls and deep valley encompass the village of Flam adding to its scenic beauty and mesmerizing views.

A simple boat and bus tour will take you through the famous Norway fjords in Flam. Most of the round trips to the fjord for example Norway in a nutshell, cross the Flam village of Norway. Flam although may not have many artificial attractions, you may enjoy your day by indulging in the many exciting activities like biking, hiking, kayaking, fjord safaris, and you may also want to go on a food spree by trying out the excellent local cuisines of the village. If you are one of those living a super hectic life amidst huge buildings and towers the village of Flam would serve as the most ideal get away.

Flam Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Flam tips for your visit

  • Most of Flam's attractions can be experienced best by guided tours. 
  • Try the goat cheese in flam as the village is very famous for it. 
  • Tourist information building is situated right near the station from May to August. For the rest of the year it is in Aurland.
  • Flam is a petite village and can be covered on foot. 
  • Public transport is not required and may not be easily available either.

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Facts and Stats for Flam*

  • Flam: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Flam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Flam.

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Flam - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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