Cruising, First time Mum, Parent, Travel

Norwegian Fjords Cruise – Flam

Our second port of call was the beautiful Flam. Situated in Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sagnefjord. It has a population of only 350 but has on average 450,000 visitors a year. Most come for the Flam Railway which takes you to the high mountain plateau at Myrdal.

As we had 2 little ones with us we decided just to get off the ship and have a leisurely stroll around. We had spotted a children’s playground from the ship and this was our first stop so Samuels cousin Henry could have a play. I don’t think I have ever been to a playground and been surrounded by such incredible views. 

We then headed down to the shoreline for some pictures then back up into the main village to look in the souvenir shops and get ourselves a drink. 

We went to a local bakery and enjoyed tea, coffee and the biggest cookies I have ever seen. 

Next we decided to take a walk up the mountain side to make the most of the views. It was a steady walk and not too steep. There were some fantastic vantage points and some interesting pieces of art/sculpture along the route. 

When it started to get a bit too high for my mum we headed back down and found a local bar. We sat outside as it was lovely and warm and the adults enjoyed a beer whilst the children played. 

We then headed back to the ship to enjoy the views from the sun beds and allow Samuel and Henry to have a swim. It was strange sunbathing and seeing snow on the mountains. Not the weather we were expecting at all! 

That evening we enjoyed a glass of champagne and breathtaking views as we sailed out of Flam and on to our next port of call. 

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