We are planning to visit Flam and around this Aug., but I could'nt find any car rental information for Flam, Have I to rent cars from Voss and drive to Flam? Is there any possibility to pick and drop two cars at Flam?
we (mother and son, 51 and 15) plan a kayak tour in naeröfjorden, auerlandfjorden, sognefjorden and lustrafjorden from gudvangen or flam to Solvorn and back on May 20 to 30 this year. We have a wooden Kayak and a Klepper folding Kayak. We ask for your advice:
-do we need helmets in the fjord because of falling rocks?
-is there a tide?
-is wind a problem for kayaking esp. in the sognefjord ? and, mainly,
-is it possible to go ashore & find place for a small tent at
1.salthella in the naerofjord
2.stokkahamaren or stokko in the aurlandsfjord (near
3.Simleness in the aurlandsfjord
4.Fronningen in the sognefjord or tingastad (north shore
5. Fodness in the sognefjord, at the ligthhouse, or
Aspvikane or °Aretun
We have 1:50 000 maps of the region and dry suits and of course life suits etc.
We are thankfully looking forward to your advice,
Susanne Gandenberger and Tobias Bachem
how can i get to the flam railway from skjolden ?
Hello VT-ers, I'm traveling from Oslo to Flam and I have already purchased a ticket to Myrdal. I'll have to buy a ticket to Flam from the Myrdal station but as I saw in the website nsb.no/stations_kn/myrdal-st... there is no vending machine nor staff at the station. I guess in this way I have to buy it from the train but I'm not sure as it is a tourist train. If I have to take it from the train should I pay another 20 NOK as there is no vending machine at the station? And also if the train from Oslo has a delay for some reason, will the train to Flam wait for the passengers (normally there are 16 minutes between both trains). Thanks a lot! Mira
Hi we are taking the express boat from Bergen at 8am, arriving in Flam at around 13.30. We are leaving Flam the following day at 11am to go to Oslo, and we are wondering what to do in Flam that afternoon. Do you think it is worth taking the Flåm-Gudvangen boat tour on Nærøyfjord which leaves Flam at 15:00? Apparently it takes 2 hours, so we would be spending about 8 hours on a boat that day, which is a long time! Do you think that the views from the express boat are enough to get a flavor of the fjords or is it worth taking the extra boat trip in the afternoon as well? The alternative is to spend the afternoon walking around Flam. Many thanks in advance for your advice.
Hi I am taking the train on the Flam railway from Flam at 11am, arriving at Myrdal at 11.59, leaving at 12.25 on the Bergen railway arriving in Oslo at 17 36. I was wondering if there is anywhere to buy lunch at Myrdal station? If not, is there food available on the train or is it best to buy a packed lunch in Flam? Many thanks for your advice!
Hi. Four of us, with 4 pieces of luggage, will be in Balestrand in July. We'll need to get to the Sogndal airport to fly to Oslo. So far the choices seem to be: 2 buses, taxi (but based on a phone conversation this morning, they don't all speak English there, so hard to say if the luggage will fit), or rental car (US150 extra to drop it off at the Airport.) Any suggestions/advice appreciate. Thanks.
Have decided to do Norway in a nutshell trip whilst in Flam. This will take us from Flam to Myrdal. We will change trains and travel to Voss. We will then travel by coach stopping at Tvinde Waterfall and passing the Oppheim Lake. At the valley floor the route will follow the Naeroy Riverand back to Flam. I wondered if anyone could tell me what side of the trains or coach we should sit on to get the best view of the scenery. I always seem to sit on the wrong side!!!!!! Many thanks
How to travel from Floro to Sognefjord? Then further to Flam from there by Flam Railway to MyrdaL.
How can I go to Sognefjord and then on the Flam Railway to Myrdal then to Bergen?
We are 4 people planning to take the Flåm-Gudvangen boat tour on Nærøyfjord, such as the one here: sognefjorden-as.no/fjord-tou... during our end June tour of Norway. My question is about booking: is it necessary to book such a tour in advance? The tour company obviously recommends so, but we prefer to have the flexibility of the dates and of the weather.
Please can you help me decide which trip to take from a cruise ship in Flam. Norway in a nutshell Railway from Flam to Mydral Change trains to Voss Coach Tvinde Waterfall Oppheim Lake Gudvangen Naerfyord Flamm This includes lunch £97 or Flam Railway Vanhalsen Station Refershments at hotel Back to Flam £62 Thanks
Is it possible to take the railway from Flam to Myrdal and then walk down as far as Vatnahalsen adn then reboard the tain there to return to Flam. If so, how far and how much time does it take to walk down from Myrdal to Flam. Is the path an easy well marked one?
WE ARE ON A TIGHT SCHEDULE DURING OUR AUGUST VISIT TO SCANDANAVIA BUT WANT TO SEE FLAM AND SURROUNDS. WOULD LIKE TO FLY FROM OSLO TO SOGNDAL AND GET TO FLAM EARLIEST ON DAY ONE. TOUR AREA IN BEST WAY POSSIBLE THEN GO BACK TO SOGNADAL ON DAY TWO TO CATCH FLIGHT BACK TO OSLO LEAVING SOGNADAL AROUND 18:00. HOW TO GO TO/FROM FLAM QUICKEST WAY? BEST WAY TO ENJOY FLAM/FJORDS IN TWO, HALF DAYS? HOW LONG BETWEEN SOGNADAL AND FLAM AND REVERSE, I PRESUME BUS IS BEST BUT AM WILLING TO RENT A CAR IF IT'S NOT TOO CONFUSING, OR IS THERE A FERRY THAT DOESN'T TAKE TOO LONG? THANKS, PVMIKE
Dear all, I haven\ t found any hostel accommodation in the area of Flam, so I was wondering if it\s possible to sleep at Myrdal station, or if it closes down for the night. Thank you very much hugs Anna
Hi everybody, I'll travel for 2 weeks to norway and I'm thrilled. I'm just having troubles in finding a cheap accommodation in the Aurlandsfjord... I'd like to go exploring Flam, Gidvangen, Aurland. Any advice will be precious thank you so much Anna
did you need to make reservations to put yor car on a ferry on your trip in the fjords?
I cannot find a site which let's me know if I can put my volvo xc60 on a ferry in the fjords. We will be traveling in norway in three weeks.I have reservations near Pulpit rock on the 24th of July. Next we would like to travel to Balestrand or near there. thought we would stay in Lillehammer on the 28th. We need to be in Drammen by 2:00 to ship the car home on the 29th of July. We like to hike and ride bikes, and picnic. thx Please help me!!!
Hi , Would be appreciated if someone could advise whether this route is doable ? Depart Arrive 20th Mar Sunday 07.58 09.05 Bergen Voss ( Train ) 10.00 11.00 Voss Gudvangen ( Bus ) 11.30 13.40 ( Boat ) Gudvangen Flam 14.50 16.37 Flam Voss ( Train ) 16.50 19.55 Voss Bergen ( Bus via Norheimsund , Skyss.no Schedule 925 Hardangerlinja ) Will it be a problem for the 16.37 Voss Train & 16.50 Bus connection time being too short ? What's the distance between the Train & Bus station ? Thanks
Hellesylt Balestrand--I have found the route from Hellesylt to Styrn 7:25 am- 8:25 I can't find any routes from Styrn to Fjaerland or Flam or any any connecting towns that have ferries to Balestrand. Any help? Helen, you wrote it is possible, but I can't find it. thanks, Lizzer22
We are planning a trip across Norway from Oslo to Bergen and plan to do the Norway in a Nutshell route. Where is a good place to stop for an overnight on the way? This trip is in February.
Hi there! I´m expecting to travel from Oslo to Bergen by train in the first week of March 2011. Since it´s on the way, i´m thinking of taking a boat and do the fjord trip between Flåm and Gudvangen, and from here take a bus and/or train to Bergen. Does anyone knows how can i do that? Thanks.
Hi , Would be appreciated if any expert could advise us on how to go to Flam from Balestrand ( Express boats run daily to and from Bergen / Balestrand only , not up to Flam ) in March .... Many many thanks
Maybe the answer is simple "You will carry it with you" OK but I try to understand that maybe it is very difficult to move a heavy luggage from train to Flamsbanna, then to carry with you in Flam, then over the boat, again to bus and again to the train, etc... Seems very difficult + eliminate your will to admire the nature. I feel it is better to go from Oslo to Bergen and the day after to take the trip without luggages. What's your experience ? Will be happy to have an answer. Thank you in advance.
Im going on a cruise next week and wanted to know how to far it is to get from the cruise port to the town centre and what means of transport are available to do so. Also need same information for Stavanger, Bergen and Aalesund, hope someone can help, vonysc.
I'm a little bit confused. I was planning to visit a vicking village in Gudvangen. I remember that I saw a note that it is open until August 15th. fjordnorway.com/en/ATTRACTIO... But today when I decided to look for details I found this information, that it is not constructed yet. http://www.myspace.com/vikingvillage Or are these different places ? Or someone is wrong?
Is it possible to travel from Gudvangen to Balestrand by boat? The timetables I have looked at appear to make connections midtfjord between the Bergen-Flam boat and the Flam-Gudvangen boat going from Balestrand to Voss but not the other direction. Any advice?
Greetings to all. In 2001 I visited Sogndal on the way to Balestrand and spent several hours walking around town. I noticed a statue or monument ( I cannot remember exactly which ) commemorating a famous Norwegian Rifle Marksman. I would like to learn more about this man. Can anyone tell me more about this, name picture etc. Thanks
what kind of shoes do I need for a trip to Balestrand and Bergen? I don't have water proof shoes. I only have comfortable walking shoes. Is that ok? My trip is very close 4 days left, hope someone can help me.... answer to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hii there We need some assistance here on visiting Flam. Our 1st time to northern Europe!! We will be coming from Copenhagen to Flam.... 1.In order for us to get to Flam, we have to go to Oslo first right? From Copenhagen to Oslo via overnight train or overnight ferry or via overnight bus. Which is a better option in terms of cost, etcc? How long would journey be? 2.After we reach Oslo, how do we get to Flam? 3.In Flam, any recommended accomodation. Our budget is NOK1000 per nite for twin sharing 4.What are the highlights we should not miss while in Flam. We have probably 2 full days in Flam. Flam train etcc.. BTW, how would be the weather be like in Norway in Sept.. We are from the equator thus it will be cold for us i think... Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks in advance... Regards/Christine