– Explore the area and enjoy beautiful views of Flåm!
On the hiking trip to Brekkefossen waterfall you will have a grand view of the fjord and into the valley. Start the walk from Flåm town centre on asphalt road up the valley alongside the Flåm river. After 1,5 km easy walk, we continue up the mountain side on our way to the Brekke Waterfall platform. The rocky and steep trail quickly gains elevation and soon the small city of Flåm is visible through the trees. After about 30 minutes uphill hiking, the trail opens up on a grassy ledge, offering beautiful views of the area. Book a private guide to get a unique insight to the local culture, history and life by the fjord!
We start this guided tour with the famous Flåm Railway that takes you 20 km up through the Flåm Valley, from sea level to 867m amsl. At Myrdal you start the hike and can enjoy the views and the numerous waterfalls as you follow the river back down the valley. Enjoy a personal guided experience, packed with history, stories and local knowledge! Make a stop at Rallarrosa goat-farm (open from mid-June to mid Sept). Here you can buy delicious local produce from the milk-maids and meet the goats.
Alternative starting point can be Vatnahalsen or Blomheller, or you can make the hike shorter by taking the train again from Berekvam to Flåm (half way down the valley).
We start the day with a minivan from Flåm through the world’s longest road tunnel, Lærdalstunnelen famous for its beautiful light halls, and reach Husum in Lærdal. It is time to hike parts of the Old Kings road, Vindhellavegen, with impressive hair-pin bends through the mountain pass between Husum and the Borgund Stave Church. The road was built between 1842-1843, is 2,7 km long and is now a picturistic historical hiking rute. We reach Borgund Stave Church for a private tour of the church that was built around 1181. This stave church is the best preserved one in Norway. After spending about an hour at Borgund, its time to hike back to Husum on Sverrestigen. Here we walk in the footsteps of a Viking King! The name comes from the saga of Sverre which states King Sverre rode along this part of kongevegen in 1177.
Return options from Husum:
- Go back through the tunnel (Lærdalstunnelen) and include a stop at Stegastein viewpoint before returning to Flåm.
- For a shorter option, we can go directly back to Flåm.