Meet a hostel: Flåm

…the sustainable pioneer

There is not much anyone can say to embellish Flåm. The charming village in Aurland kommune is a destination that speaks for itself. Its position allows for some of the most sustainable ways of travel, such as train and hybrid-electric ferry. Moreover, Flåm HI hostel, within walking distance from the train station, welcomes electric cars, and if you don’t own one, there is an eMobility trip option on-site to the Stegastein viewpoint. If you are already picturing this sustainable haven, you should be aware that it does not stop here… Flåm HI Hostel is HiQ-S certified (and yes, “S” stands for sustainable) which implies that aside from complying with sustainable regulations, it has:

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its own apple garden and greenhouse for fresh flowers and herbs
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sheep and goats as loyal grass-grazing employees
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and in-house hens as trustworthy egg providers

Biking, hiking and kayaking: the modern Viking experience

Once in Flåm, there are so many outdoor experiences that you might feel overwhelmed by choices, take a deep gulp of Sognefjord fresh air and consider these suggestions:

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Biking: Rallarvegen leads to the outskirts of the Hardangervidda Plateau offering you the full norwegian landscape experience with a starting point at 1000 m above sea level, a peak at 1350 m, only to lead you to the fjord and back at sea level.

Hiking (…or basically any outdoor walking activity you might enjoy according to season)

Norway’s Grand Canyon: Aurland valley, Flåm valley and the mountain Prest. Once one of the main routes between the eastern and western parts of Norway, this area is wild and breathtaking, rich in plant and animal life, cultural treasures, history and geological features. You can hike through the valley and stay overnight in the mountain lodges along the way, or use car and bus for shorter tours.

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Kayaking: Njord guided tours. Set yourself on the track to exploring the incredible fjord landscape of Norway

Well, on the other hand, if you enjoy having an overwhelming amount of options when it comes to travelling, go ahead and check visitflam.com and  sognefjord.no for more, you will have all the time to relax at the cozy Flåm HI Hostel after a tremendously active day anyway.

 

Article written by Marina Lisnic and Gordana Bulic 

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