Aurland - Flåm -Lærdal - the most beautiful part of the Sognefjord
This is where you can explore the Nærøyfjord, the most dramatic of all the arms of the Sognefjord, from 2005 - WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
Boat trips runs all year through, so you can see how lovely the scenery is regardless of season. The scenery is lovely whatever the season. In spring and early summer the waterfalls are in full flow and the snow-capped mountain peaks contrast beautifully with green of the hillsides. From September the landscape dons its gorgeous autumn colours.
Another main attraction is the Flåm Railway, 20 km long and spanning an altitude difference of 865 m from the fjord to the mountains.
You can visit cultural attractions such as Borgund Stavechurch (approx. 1180) the most disinctive of all the Norwegian stave churches, old Lærdalsøyri with its well preserved buildings from the 1700-1800.The Church at Underdal (approx. 1147) is the smallest in use in Scandinavia, several museum and art-gallery. The Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre in Lærdal showcases the exciting story of the Atlantic salmon.
There are enough activities to keep you going for days on end. Walks - the Aurlandsdalen valley and along the old historical roads in Lærdal among others are especially popular. You can cycle beside the Bergen Railway and the Flåm Railway (Rallarvegen) or along the Sognefjord.
The area is easily accessible by train, bus, boat and car. The road "Aurlandsvegen" over the mountains between Aurland and Lærdal is a must for motorists. The world's longest roadtunnel (Lærdalstunnelen 24,5 km) - also between Lærdal and Aurland. (No toll).
In Summer ( May-Sept.) you can still take the car ferry between Lærdal and Gudvangen.