Explore Aurland & Aurlandsfjord

The Aurlandsfjord
Aurland is a popular tourist region in center-west Norway, as it's home to the Nærøyfjord, a stunning arm of the Sognefjord and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fjord is accessible from the nearby village of Flåm, which sits on the edge of the Aurlandsfjord. Flåm Harbor is a major port of call for cruise ships, for obvious reasons, but it's also the embarkation point for fun speedboat tour through the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord. This unforgettable experience kicks off with just such a speedboat tour.

Next is a transfer to outside the wharf town of Skjerdal, where a 1.5-hour (3.5 km) hike leads to the Leim Goat Farm. This hiking trail abounds with breathtaking fjord views and waterfalls, so be sure to have your camera ready. At the goat farm, an instructive presentation reveals the secrets behind the making of traditional goat cheese, and this is followed by a tasting of the final savory product. Consider that the first course, because after that a delicious lunch utilizing local produce will be served. It's the capper to a banner day.

Itineraries with Explore Aurland & Aurlandsfjord

Discover Norway's Cities and Fjords - 14 Days

This zealous (yet relaxing) and unbelievably scenic 14-day itinerary checks off Norway's three biggest cities traveling by train, ferry, and fjord cruise for a true Scandinavian adventure. Start off in Norway's buzzing capital with its new waterfront promenade before you take one of the steepest trains in the world to the village of Flåm. You'll ferry through the longest fjord in Norway and explore Bergen on your own and with a local guide. From here, board the Hurtigruten—a mighty coastal steamer—stopping in the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund for a night. Back on the Hurtigruten, you'll sail to Trondheim by way of the Geirangerfjord and then return to Oslo by train for one last night on the town.