Flaam cruises

Calling all train lovers. Tiny Flaam is renowned for the 13 miles stretch of railway that winds and climbs alongside spectacular Sognefjord. It’s an unforgettable perspective on Europe’s longest fjord as the steepest line in the world spirals its way through twisting mountains. The views are simply spellbinding.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Østerbø Mountain Scenery

    Soak up a panorama of fjords, lakes, villages, valleys, rivers and waterfalls before heading into the picturesque mountains.

    Østerbø Mountain Scenery

    Your scenic journey will begin with a drive along the lovely Aurlandsfjord, before heading inland past pretty lakes, waterfalls and rivers, through a series of bends and tunnels into the lush Låvisdal Valley. Absorb the stunning views over the fjord villages of Vassbygda and Aurland before continuing through the beautiful valleys of Stonndalen and Aurland to Østerbø.

    Østerbø is a mountain farm region which, in former times, was completely isolated from the outside world during the winter months. It is now a popular spot for mountain hiking. Relax with refreshments of tea or coffee and traditional Norwegian waffles at Østerbø Mountain Lodge whilst enjoying the magnificent mountain panorama.


    This excursion will operate by coach. The refreshment venue is wheelchair accessible. The return to Flåm is via the same route.

    Tour code

    FL1_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Vision of the Fjord

    Cruise along the Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape on board the ‘Vision of the Fjords’.

    Vision of the Fjord

    ‘Vision of the Fjords’ is a new hybrid vessel with an innovative Norwegian design, inspired by the winding trails of the steep mountain terrain.

    Sit back in the comfort of the large cabin or venture out on the top deck to admire the steep valley sides and snow-covered peaks that rise 1,800 metres above sea level. Along the Nærøyfjord you’ll see thundering waterfalls and picturesque villages, the most beautiful fjord landscapes in the world and part of UNESCO.

    Once at Gudvangen you’ll embark on a scenic drive, first back to Flåm via a network of tunnels and then along the fjord towards Aurland and the Stegastein viewpoint. From Stegastein you’ll experience the most stunning panoramic views of the fjord and Aurland Village some 650 metres below, even the restrooms have a view!

    Your return journey to Flam offers magnificent views over the majestic Sognefjord.


    This excursion will operate by coach and boat. Guests must be able to negotiate the steps on a coach. This tour is not recommended for passengers who suffer from vertigo. This tour is not exclusive to Cunard. The tour may operate in reverse order.

    Tour code

    FL1_020

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3¾ hours

  • Gudvangen Kayaking

    Enjoy wonderful scenery as you kayak through some of the most spectacular parts of the fjords.

    Gudvangen Kayaking

    A coach transfer of around 30 minutes takes you to Gudvangen, where you’ll be introduced to your instructor and assigned your kayak. After a safety briefing, you’ll be ready to take to the water for your kayak adventure.

    Follow your instructor as they ‘paddle the way’ to Bleiklindi, during which you’ll be treated to some spectacular scenery. Upon arrival, enjoy a well-deserved break as you tuck into a boxed picnic lunch.

    As you kayak back to back to Gudvangen to meet your coach, you’ll experience yet more stunning scenery.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by coach and kayak. This tour includes approximately two hours of kayaking. Both double and single kayaks are used. Pregnant women and children under the age of ten are not permitted to participate. This tour may be cancelled in the case of poor weather conditions. Please bring a change of clothing and footwear with you as you may get wet. Although this tour does not require kayaking experience, participants must be good swimmers and have no fear of water. Life vests are provided which must be worn. The fjord water may be very cold.

    Tour code

    FL1_036

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5¼ hours

  • Flam Railway & Biking

    Travel on the popular Flåm Railway, and then cycle back downhill to Flåm with spectacular views and waterfalls.

    Flam Railway & Biking

    The Flåm railroad is only 12½ miles in length, and described as one of the most interesting stretches of railroad engineering in the world. Join the train at Flåm Station at sea level and travel to Myrdal Station at an altitude of 2,845 feet above sea level.

    The train journey will show you the impressive scenery of the area; the Rjoande Waterfall, with a sheer drop of 459 feet, the peak of Vibmesnosi at 4,163 feet and the spectacular 305 feet Kjosfossen Waterfall.

    Once you arrive at the highest level of Myrdal, you will remain on the train back down to Berekvam Station, over half way down the Flåm Railway. Here you will leave the train where your bikes will be waiting.

    Enjoy an exhilarating downhill ride back to Flåm, following a narrow gravel and asphalt road along the river with spectacular views of the waterfalls, mountains and valley.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by train and bike. A safety briefing will be given prior to the bike ride and all necessary equipment will be provided. It is compulsory to wear a cycle helmet. Guests are advised to wear enclosed sturdy footwear and to dress according to the weather. It is recommended to carry a bottle of water and sun protection. Your height will be required in advance. Children under 15 are unable to participate. There is a weight restriction of 23 stone.

    Tour code

    FL1_017

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3¾ hours

  • Viking Village & Tvinde waterfall

    Capture the beauty of the Tvinde Waterfall, before learning about the Viking era at an authentic Viking Village.

    Viking Village & Tvinde waterfall

    Journey towards Gudvangen, located on the other side of the mountains and accessed by two long tunnels, the longest stretching for more than six miles. As you continue up through the Nærøy valley following a well-known salmon river, you’ll see spectacular waterfalls plunging down the cliffs on both sides. Soon you’ll reach the shores of the beautiful Oppheim Lake and after following this for a while, you’ll be greeted by a spectacular view of the magnificent Tvinde Waterfall, cascading down the steep cliff-side. A stop will be made to allow you to capture photographs, before returning to Gudvangen, via Norway's steepest road; the Serpentine Road which involves 13 hairpin bends.

    During the Viking era, Gudvangen was an important place for trading and is known for being the place of the Gods by the Nærøyfjord, the fjord dedicated to Njord, the god for trading and sailing. Upon arrival, visit the authentic Viking Village, Njardarheimr, where you’ll discover how the Vikings lived 1,000 years ago. Here you will find modern day “Vikings” who have chosen to recreate Viking traditions which help bring this exciting period of history to life. Let the Vikings impress you with their skills and know-how of handicrafts and history. Perhaps try your hand at axe throwing or archery, or take the opportunity to chat with the Vikings and find out what makes their lifestyle so different from nowadays.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately one hour of walking on this tour, some of which is over uneven ground. This tour involves travelling through tunnels. Activities at the Viking Village are subject to availability on the day.

    Tour code

    FL1_034

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls

    Discover some of Norway’s finest scenery including picturesque fjords, quaint villages and cascading waterfalls.

    Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls

    Leaving Flåm behind, you’ll head through the mountains, passing the village of Gudvangen. Gudvangen is situated at the head of the dazzling Nærøyfjord, another branch of the mighty Sognefjord, and as you continue up the Nærøy Valley you’ll be following the well-known salmon river of the same name.

    Pass the beautiful Oppheim Lake and then head through woodland and green farmland to view the spectacular Tvinde Waterfall that cascades down the mountainside. After an optional short stroll to the waterfall, you’ll return to the Stalheim Hotel, perched on a cliff overlooking the Nærøy Valley, for refreshments.

    After the stop at the hotel, you’ll drive down the 13 steep curves of the impressive Stalheimskleivane (Norway’s steepest road), with waterfalls on both sides. Reaching the valley floor, you’ll follow the Nærøy River past Gudvangen back to Flåm.


    This excursion will operate by coach. The walk to the Tvinde Waterfall is optional and the amount of water in the waterfall varies depending on whether it is early or late in the summer. This tour involves several tunnels. There is a charge to use the toilets at the Tvinde Waterfall, therefore we recommend you carry local currency (Norwegian Krone).

    Tour code

    FL1_002

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Norway in a Nutshell

    Combine some of the most breathtaking scenery in Norway with one of the world’s most spectacular rail journeys.

    Norway in a Nutshell

    Board the famous Flåm Scenic Railway for one of the most picturesque train rides in Norway. Enjoy the views as you begin your ascent though lush countryside to the Kjosfoss Waterfall, a brief stop is given for photographs, before continuing to Myrdal. Changing trains at Myrdal Station, your journey will take you past various landscapes, through tunnels and down the mountain valley to Voss Station, a well known tourist resort in both summer and winter.

    From Voss Station, a five minute walk will bring you to a local hotel where a delicious Norwegian buffet luncheon will be served.

    After lunch, your coach journey continues to the Tvinde Waterfall, to photograph its pretty cascading falls. From here, pass lakes and tumbling waterfalls as you navigate the serpentine bends of Stalheimskleivane, the steepest road in Norway. The panoramic return to Flåm will take you down the verdant valley, past snaking rivers, through villages and along the Nærøyfjord.


    This excursion will operate by coach and train. The walk to Flåm station takes five minutes. There are a few steep steps to access the train. The local guide is not permitted to give a commentary onboard the train, however a limited taped commentary will be provided from Myrdal to Flåm. You must remain seated on the train, as the journey can be bumpy. The train journey is approximately 50 minutes. This tour involves several tunnels. The amount of water in the waterfalls varies depending on recent rainfall. There is an optional walk of five minutes to get a closer view of the Tvinde Waterfall. There is limited storage space on the train for foldable wheelchairs and push chairs. All guests must be able to negotiate the steps to board the train.

    Tour code

    FL1_005

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6½ hours

  • Scenic Flam Railway

    Take a trip on one of the most interesting railways in the world and be rewarded with some of the most stunning scenery in Norway.

    Scenic Flam Railway

    The Flåm Railway is a remarkable piece of engineering which provides wonderful vistas of the mountains and waterfalls that characterise this beautiful part of Norway. Boarding the train at Flåm Station, you’ll travel along the Flåm River, which is one of the best salmon rivers in the west country, to Myrdal Station at an altitude of 2,845 feet above sea level.

    Admire the fabulous passing scenery along the 12½ mile track, including the sheer drop of the Rjoande Waterfall and the impressive peak of Vibmesnosi Mountain. In order to climb the 985 foot Myrdalsberg, the railroad is built on 4 levels. As your train stands on the 4th level, you can see all of the other three levels. In order to ensure the best possible views the train will slow down at the finest sections so you have time to capture the dramatic scenery. There will be a brief stop at Kjosfossen Waterfall to photograph the spectacular 305 foot cascading waterfall.

    At Myrdal, the train turns around and returns back to Flåm.


    This excursion will operate by train. The walk to Flåm station takes five minutes. There are a few steep steps to embark the train and the journey is approximately 60 minutes each way. There is a limited taped commentary on the train. This tour involves several tunnels. The train stops at Myrdal for 5-10 minutes before the return journey; as soon as it is ready it will depart therefore guests are requested to remain on the train. There is limited storage space on the train for foldable wheelchairs and push chairs. All guests must be able to negotiate the steps to board the train.

    Tour code

    FL1_012

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2¼ hours

  • Fjord Safari

    An experience for those who like adventure, coupled with beautiful fjord scenery.

    Fjord Safari

    Enjoy an adventure on board a Rigid Inflatable Boat, through the spectacular Aurlandsfjord to Beitelen and back. In the secure RIB, you will have the best opportunity to experience nature and wildlife at close range.

    The Aurlandsfjord and the Naeroyfjord are both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in the world, and the whole area has extreme, dramatic and beautiful fjord scenery. So, as well as the exciting RIB ride, along the way there will be plenty of stops for you to admire the extraordinary natural and cultural history of the area.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by rigid inflammable boat. Guests with back or neck injuries, or those who are pregnant, should not participate in this tour. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted to participate. There is no shelter on board the RIB. Compulsory survival suits are provided and flat shoes, preferably with rubber soles, are recommended. Some of the ride can be bumpy, fast and up to 30 knots. In case of poor weather conditions this tour may be cancelled.

    Tour code

    FL1_007

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    2 hours