Ægir Brewery and Pub: “Atmospheric Beer Drinking”

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After all the walking, cycling, train and boat travel you’ve done in and around Flåm you are going to need a drink and there is no better place for that than the Ægir Brewery and Pub right in the village centre. Of course, engaging in one or more of these activities in not a pre-requisite to having a drink here! Continue reading “Ægir Brewery and Pub: “Atmospheric Beer Drinking””

Delicious Fresh Raspberries

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On our walk up the Flåm Valley, along the river, to Old Flåm village we came across a number of impromptu and unmanned stalls offering punnets of raspberries for sale. The raspberries were home grown on small farms that lined the road along the river and could not have been fresher. Continue reading “Delicious Fresh Raspberries”

Flåm Church (Flåm Kyrkje)

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While Flåm Church (Flåm kyrkje), in the old village centre, is visible from the Flåm Railway it is well worth the very easy 3.5kms walk, lovely in itself, out from Flåm to see it. The old brown wooden church and graveyard are beautiful in themselves but absolutely stunning as they are, set nestled by the Flåm river with their beautiful mountain backdrop. Sit on the bench in the graveyard and just look around. You will quickly appreciate how the village originally got its name. Flåm literally means “little place between steep mountains”. Most apt, I am sure you will agree. Continue reading “Flåm Church (Flåm Kyrkje)”

Flåm Tickets and Visitor Center

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We only spent two days (one night) in Flåm. Given this short time and the fact that I had everything, most importantly our accommodation, the scenic Flåm Railway trip in and our fjord cruise out, booked in advance I had little or no cause to go to the Visitor Center. I had also pre-planned a couple of easy walks and, surprisingly for me, set aside a few hours of doing nothing. There was also the railway museum which I had noted as a must see. Continue reading “Flåm Tickets and Visitor Center”