There are no more superlatives when it comes to Flam, Norway. Flam is a hamlet at the end of a 100 mile long fiord that cuts through giant cliffs of granite from the North Sea. Every mile of the fiord comes with multiple waterfalls dropping thousands of feet into crystal clear and very deep waters.
It was a spectacular and very special transit in to our dock in town.
Adjacent to the dock was the railway station that would take us up into the mountains for more photo opportunities and a visit to an alpine hotel for waffles and coffee. Two of our travellers took their bicycles with them on the train and were going to cycle back to the ship. One of the pictures below shows the multiple switchbacks they would follow as they travelled downhill some 6000 ft.
The harbour was alive with activity as there is frequent ferry service here to other outports as well as rental and charter boats for dolphin watching, salmon fishing or more intimate sightseeing. The two little hotels overlooking the harbour would be great to stay in for a longer visit.
My next post will be of Oslo which was actually the previous port of call. Internet capability has been an ongoing challenge and the high cliffs and fiords of Norway presented very unusual reception difficulties for the ship.
I also missed telling you about Copenhagen. Another maritime city with an illustrious history dating back to the 11th century it also had many canals to explore. More on Copenhagen later.