Cruises to Flam

Flam, Norway

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Flam, Norway. Nestled at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the vast Sognefjord, Flam is a stunning Norwegian destination that leaves visitors spellbound. Located well below the Arctic Circle, Flam presents an extraordinary marine journey, with snow-capped mountains and idyllic landscapes unfolding at every bend. As your cruise ship navigates the serene fjord waters, you'll encounter a picturesque village that seems to have emerged from a storybook. The surrounding nature, rich in diverse flora and fauna, contributes to a serene ambiance that invites exploration and relaxation.

Flam harbor accommodates both large cruise ships and smaller vessels, docking directly at the port. The usual arrival time is in the morning, providing ample time for visitors to indulge in the enchanting surroundings. The harbor is home to the Flam Railway station, one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. Visitors will find numerous facilities nearby, including restaurants, shops, a museum, and bike rental services, making it a convenient starting point for various adventures.


Despite its small size, Flam is abundant in attractions that offer insight into Norwegian life and history. The Flam Railway Museum provides an interesting look at the town's railway history, while quaint, colorful houses lining the fjord add a unique charm to the area. For a taste of local culture, a visit to the Flåmsbana Cinema, showcasing a film about the Flam Railway, is a must. Whether it's strolling along the fjord, biking in the verdant countryside, or exploring local shops, Flam promises a truly immersive experience.

Steeped in a rich history and culture, Flam reflects the hardy and resilient spirit of its people. The town grew around the railway and agricultural industry, and these roots are still evident today in its landscape and traditions. The local museum gives insights into Flam's past, while traditional festivals, such as the annual Flam Mountain Marathon, celebrate the town's deep connection with its environment.

Attractions and Activities

Flam is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wide range of activities. A ride on the famous Flam Railway is an unmissable excursion, taking you through some of Norway's most breathtaking landscapes. Hiking trails leading to scenic viewpoints like the Brekkefossen waterfall are plentiful. Kayaking in the calm fjord waters offers an intimate experience of marine life and stunning landscapes, while winter activities include skiing and snowshoeing.

Local Speciality

Norwegian cuisine in Flam is characterized by fresh ingredients from the surrounding seas and lands. Local seafood, especially salmon, is a must-try, while hearty meat dishes feature locally-reared lamb. The famous Ægir Brewery also offers a selection of craft beers, with its Viking-inspired brewpub serving traditional Norwegian food.

Local products in Flam reflect the richness of its natural and cultural heritage. Traditional crafts, knitwear, and locally made jewelry make for unique souvenirs. Visitors can also purchase a selection of quality local cheeses, and for a true taste of Flam, the locally brewed ales from the Ægir Brewery shouldn't be missed.

Best time to visit Flam

Summer months (June to August) in Flam offer the warmest temperatures and longest days for exploration. It's also the time for the Flam Mountain Marathon, attracting runners from around the world. Winter, however, provides a unique beauty, with the chance to witness the enchanting Northern Lights and enjoy snow-based activities.

Flam Cruise Schedule

A visit to Flam, on your Norwegian Fjords cruise, is an opportunity to witness nature's beauty at its best. From the serene fjords to the stunning landscapes, from the unique local culture to the multitude of adventures, Flam is a gem in the heart of Norway. As you leave this magical town, the panoramic views from your cruise ship serve as a vivid reminder of an unforgettable journey into the captivating world of Flam.

Holland America Line North Cape 21-day route

21-day North Cape cruise from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Holland America Line

Date: June 1, 2024

Ports of Call: Rotterdam, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Flam, Rotterdam, Alesund, Trondheim, Honningsvag, Tromso, Leknes, Lerwick, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Edinburgh, Rotterdam; View Itinerary