Explore Flåm and Aurland with Øst-Vestekspressen

Within a few hours travel from Oslo or Bergen, you can discover beautiful Norwegian nature with adventures waiting. 

The west of Norway is famous for its fjords, mountains, wild nature and stunning scenery. By catching the bus, you easily travel between sites and activites. 

World Heritage Site

Just a few stops further along the Øst-Vestekspressen, you will arrive in Flåm. This small town is located on the very southern point of the famous fjord, Aurlandsfjorden. With the impressive mountains towering above this exquisite fjord, there is no wonder why this quaint area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a desired location for many tourists exploring Norway.

Visit the local town, go for a hike up the valley, or take the Flåmsbana train to Myrdal. From Myrdal, you can either hike back down or explore the Rallarvegen biking adventure.

Just one bus stop over from Flåm is Aurland, the starting point for one of the most impressive hiking routes in the area, Aurlandsdalen.

 

Sometimes the best way to check out a new place is to see it from a different perspective and why not from the water? Join a kayaking tour around Flåm to see the incredible beauty of the fjord and understand why it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

For the full trail description and map, check out the adventure on outtt.com

Jan Egil Jægersborg

Kayaking in Flåm’s Essential Facts:

Closest Big City: Bergen
Audience: all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: 670 NOK/adult, 490 NOK/child (ages: 513)
Duration: 3 hours
Season: MaySeptember

Rallarvegen is the historic road that was used during the building of the Bergensbane railway from Oslo to Bergen. It now is used primarily by hikers and bikers enjoying an adventure from Finse down to Flåm. The journey can take up to 6 hours on bike, but you also have the option of completing the journey over two days and staying overnight in one of the cabins located along the route.

To get to Finse from Flåm, take the historic Flåmsbana train to Myrdal and connect with the NSB train to Finse.

For the full trail description and map, check out the adventure on outtt.com

Jan Egil Jægersborg

Rallarvegen’s Essential Facts:

Distance: 52.4 kilometers point-to-point
Difficulty: medium
Elevation gain: 560 meters
Estimated time: 67 hours

Just next to Flåm is Aurland, where you will find the starting point for one of the region’s best hikes: Aurlandsdalen. This can be a 2-day adventure taking you from Aurland, up the beautiful valley to a cabin where you can stay the night and return the next day. Time your journey well and you can catch the Øst-Vestekspressen bus the following day to continue on to the next stop and another adventure.

For the full trail description and map, check out the adventure on outtt.com

Aaron Beaton

Aurlandsdalen’s Essential Facts:

Distance: 16.6 kilometers point-to-point
Difficulty: medium
Elevation gain: 1 100 meters
Estimated time: 5.57.5 hours