The NSB has a certain amount of one-way tickets on the Flam Railway available on their website for those traveling with them, and so this is a surefire way to ensure that you get your hands on those Flam Railway tickets before they sell out. Simply head to the NSB website and book your tickets all the way from Bergen to the fjords!
Wondering where to stay once you get there? Here is a complete list of all the hotels and hostels in Flam, Norway! I prefer travelling by bus over trains. But the buses in Norway are amazing, trust me. Travelling by bus between Bergen and Flam is also a rather scenic way to see Norway, in addition to it being quite comfortable. Bus drivers in Norway are also notoriously friendly, so please give them a great smile when you board. The journey takes around 3 hours , and there are no bus switches involved.
So you can just sit back, relax and make sure to get off at the right stop. Find out all of them here. There are two companies that I know of that operate between Flam and Bergen. One of them Nor-Way Bussekspress has one departure a day, which can be booked here.
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The other one, which used to be my favourite, is NettBuss. As mentioned above, in the summer of they merged with NSB to become Vy, and in a genious move they have stopped operating buses between Bergen and Voss. So, if you can, I recommend that you book with Nor-Way if you want to travel by bus.
Visiting Norway in the winter and unsure of what to bring? Accessing the fjords from Bergen is also completely doable if you decide to rent a car. There are car rentals available at Bergen airport, as well as in the city centre. Please note that using the emergency lights in Norway is not considered appropriate if you are only stopping to take a photo.
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Also, stopping along the road is not okay, and can cause accidents. Make sure to read up on driving in Norway before your trip, to avoid pissing off the locals. Your goal is to get on the E16, and follow it all the way to the fjords! Once you start seeing signs to Voss, you can follow these too. If you are travelling Norway by car, please make sure to stay up to date with any road works or accidents along the way. Western Norway and the fjords are prone to land slides that could block the way, and we have also had some tunnel fires that have closed the roads for weeks.
Luckily, there is one single website where you can find all this information, and you should bookmark it before your trip, and check it daily on the days when you are driving. It is the Norwegian Road Directory website, and you can find it here. Please note that the link to the map view of any incidents and closures is in Norwegian only. It is still quite helpful, though, as you can use the map to see what kind of incidents are along the road, and then use Google Translate to get an idea of what happened. What better way to travel to the fjords than by travelling ON the fjords?
It takes a lot longer than travelling by boat, train or bus, as you have to head out to the coast of Norway in order to get back into the Sognefjord if that makes sense. But, it is definitely worth it if you have the time!
The journey takes 5,5 hours, and the tickets can be booked here. These tours are a great way to see the fjords if you are feeling overwhelmed by the thought of booking and planning everything yourself.
Find the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour here , and some other newer tours here. If you ask me and I am assuming you are , I would strongly recommend booking your journey to the fjords yourself. I love sharing information and tips on travelling to Norway, and want to help you make the most of your trip. Welcome to the fjords! North America. Instagram Tips. Social Media Tips.
Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Pin LinkedIn shares. We want to fish, kayak, hit a rib boat and hike a glacier. Would you suggest that we stay in Flam or further north. I am looking at a hotel in Flam and one further north Torvis Hotel.
I understand that Flam is a tourist trap but I am looking for convenience. Better than Flam? Is Flam truly just a tourist trap?
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Is the Torvis much closer to more activities? Perhaps split your stay to between the two. I assume you will have a car. Great suggestion. I have read that Flam is a big tourist trap. Is that the case or do you get an authentic feel of Norway? I am going to rent a car. You need to book in advance, so perhaps decide when you know what is available. It is certainly not authentic Norway , but then neither are RIBs and lots of other tourist activities. However, getting to the glaciers for a hike seems like it will be long.
I also need to rent a car and drop it off at the Sogndal airport. Seems like that also will be difficult. Am I on the right track thinking Flam is a good place to do most of the activities or should I go further north. Or as a previous person mentioned, perhaps I split my time. I would take the bus from Flam to Sogndal without stopping overnight, rent a car in Sogndal and stay in a hotel in that area. Perhaps spend a night in the town of Sogndal if it's easier to arrange the car for the next day and you might save yourself a day's rental.
You can do all the activities you want to easily with a car in the Sogndal area and just return it at the airport when you fly out. Stay one night would you stay at the Fretheim or Flamsbrygga? Then head north to stay at a hotel Torvis or Walaker and do a glacier hike, kayaking and fishing for two days. Tip: All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips.
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