Flåm is an absolutely gorgeous village sitting at the end of Aurlandsfjord which features a number of small shops, cafes (including a brewery) and a train station for the Flåm Railway which is one of the steepest railways in the world and apparently offers amazing views as it climbs up onto the Hardangervidda plateau where the majority of our passengers headed off to.
Luckily I was able to visit Flåm twice, on the first occasion it was beautiful sunshine, on the second occasion, unfortunately, it was a little bit drizzly.
First stop was the Ægir Bryggeri pub which is owned by the Ægir Bryggeri Microbrewery located nearby and sells draught and bottled beers from the brewery. There’s also a small restaurant located upstairs which was too busy when I called there, but from colleagues who did eat there – it was apparently very good. Outside is a tree which has numerous faces carved into it.
I had lunch on both occasions at the Toget Café which is constructed from two old railway carriages. The first time visiting I had a nice freshly made sandwich and on the second occasion an amazing pizza!
Wondering around the area there are paths which take you up above the village, when we wondered up here we also found another cafe, Bakkastova which was quiet and offered great views over the village and fjord. I also wandered around to the far side of the fjord from the village, around a 20-minute leisurely walk to a small marina to take some photos.