Flåm is a small village located on the shores of the Aurlandsfjord, one of the many arms of the Sognefjord - the largest of Norway's fjords. The area surrounding Flåm is spectacularly beautifully and draws thousands of tourists every year. It is here that the famous Flåmsbana Railway departs, which is rated one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world. The ferry from Flåm to Gudvangen is one of the main highlights in the area, taking guests through the UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord, another arm of the Sognefjord, and the narrowest of Norway's fjords.
Those so inclined can chose to drive the Lærdal Tunnel - the longest road tunnel in the world (24.5 km) that takes guests through the mountain between the villages of Flåm & Lærdal. An alterative route is to drive the Aurlandsfjellet; one of Norway's 18 National Scenic Routes, which are renowned for their incredible landscapes. This 49 km route passes by the impressive, glass fronted Stegastein Viewpoint, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the fjord before continuing up into the mountain pass (where snow can often be seen, even in high summer) and down the other side of the mountain passing from mountain tundra to lush forests. There are many stopping points for photo opportunities or to take in some hiking and many waterfalls of the area.