Flam is a small port village (population under 500) located in Flamsdalen, at the inner end of Aurlandsfjorden, a branch of Sognefjorden. It is situated in Aurland municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.
- Flam Church was built in 1670. The construction of Flam Line was financed by parliament in 1923. The decision to build the line was made in 1908. In 1942 ordinary operation of trains started on Flam Line.
- Cruise ships stayed on the fjord in the 1960s, according to Dagens Næringsliv. The "new pier" was referred to in a document of the government in 2000.
- The closest airport to Flam is Sogndal Airport, Haukasen, approx 70 km from the port. European route E16 highway from Oslo to Bergen runs through Flam.
- Flam is situated along European route E16 highway, around 7 km (4,3 ml) southwest of Aurlandsvangen's municipal centre, 12 km (7,5 ml) south of Undredal village, and 15 km (9,3 ml) east of Gudvangen village (through Gudvanga Tunnel).
- The village has been a tourist destination since late-19th century. Today it receives nearly 450,000 visitors per year. Most tourists ride the 20-km (12-ml) long Flam Line between Flam and Myrdal - ranked one of the world's steepest railway tracks at 1 in 18. There are a few spirals, as well. The former rail station building currently houses a museum dedicated to Flam's railway (Flamsbana).
- The harbour receives around 160 cruise ships per year. In recent years, cruise port's constant growth made it an year-round destination. In 2018, the port had scheduled 157 ship calls with estimated around 255,000 passengers. Main cruising season runs March through October.
- The port plans a cruise pier expansion (up to 160 m / 525 ft) and building new bollard (short post for mooring lines).
Among the newest cruise tourist attractions is the fully electric tour boat (launched in 2018) MS Future of the Fjords - LOA length 42 m (138 ft), with floor-ceiling windows and outdoor slanted promenades accessing all decks. The other large tour boat (hybrid vessel (Vision of the Fjords) is a hybrid ferry (running on LNG and MGO).
Flam cruise terminal
Large cruise ships to Flam dock on a wharf in the harbor area. The wharf is located at short walking distance from the port. Before the year 2000 (when the "cruise pier" was inaugurated), cruise vessels used to stay anchored on the fjord without reaching the port.
Occasionally, passengers are transported to the railway station via the ship's tender boats.
Flam tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
The Flam Line (Flamsbana) is a scenic railroad between Flam and Myrdal. The line is a branch of the Bergen Line (Bergensbanen), runs through the Flamsdalen valley and connects the mainline with Sognefjorden.
- The line has 1 bridge, 20 tunnels and 10 stations.
- The railroad's length is 20 km (13 ml), its elevation difference 863 m (2831 ft) and the max slope is 5,5%. The steep incline (1 to 18, fjord to mountaintop) and the amazing views of the passing unique countryside make the Flam Line Norway's 3rd most visited by tourists attraction.
- Flam Line's departures are 10 per day during high tourist season (May through September) and 5 per day during the rest of the year.
Port Flam cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Flam, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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