During this 3 hour fjord safari by RIB-boat, you will experience the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Both fjords are fjord arms of the 204 kilometer long and famous Sognefjord. In 2005 Nærøyfjord became part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List and Aurlandsfjord is part of the World Heritage Area surrounding Nærøyfjord.
From Flåm, you will head out through the Aurlansdfjord. The Aurlandsfjord is a 17 kilometer branch of the world’s second longest fjord Sognefjord. You will pass the characteristic mountain, Beitelen, which divides the Sognefjord into two branches. From Beitelen on, you will continue into the stunning Nærøyfjord which owes its name to the norse god ‘Njord’, the god of the seafarer and the sea. The boat will turn in Bakka Stray, where you will see into Gudvangen at the end of the fjord. The boat will return from the other side of the fjord, so you will have a different view.
On the way, the boat will make different stops to spot for wildlife. The guide will tell you everything about the fjord, local history as well as sharing stories, tales and legends from various places of interest.
You will go ashore in Undredal, a little village squeezed in between tall mountains. Undredal is inhabited by 85 people and almost 500 goats and is home to the smallest Stave church in Northern Europe. The specialty of this village is the production of goat cheese, especially the brown variant. You have the option to taste brown and white goat cheese. In Undredal you will also learn more about the tradition of cheese production, and may listen to folktales and folksongs.
- Available Daily from May 20 to September 15
- Departure: 16:30 hrs from Flåm
- Duration: 3 hours
- Price 2017: EUR 103,- per person
- Child conditions: EUR 71,- per child (4-14 years). Children under the age of 4 free of charge (on parents’ lap)
- Included: Cheese tasting