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Where to stay in Flåm?

Flåm is a charming village sitting just at the end of the Aurlandsfjord - a part of Sognefjord, the second largest fjord in the world. It’s no wonder the landscapes here are one of a kind! Paired with a rich cultural heritage and numerous options for outdoor activities, there’s something here for everyone. You can have an activity-packed adventure with demanding hikes and long kayak routes, spend a day just enjoying nature and the quietness of the town, or anything in between! However, due to its popularity, especially during the summer months, it’s wise to book your stay well in advance to ensure the perfect spot for your visit. Read on to discover the best places to stay in Flåm and make the most of your journey.

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Looking for a place with a view? We dare to say this guesthouse might offer the best in town! Built in 1938 as a shoe factory, the place exudes a warm, family atmosphere and vintage charm. Accommodations include double, twin, or single rooms with views of the fjord or garden. Relax in the common area with large windows overlooking the Aurlandsfjord—a view you'll never tire of! The bathroom facilities are shared, as is the kitchen, providing opportunities to mingle over morning coffee and prepare meals (great for those travelling on a budget!).

The guesthouse is open from middle of March until late October and is conveniently located just a brief 10-minute walk from the town’s centre. Single rooms are priced around 2,200 NOK per night, while doubles are approximately 2,500 NOK.

Svingen Guesthouse - where to stay in Flåm
Svingen Guesthouse. What a view!
Tip: All Svingen guests receive 20% off our 3-hour kayaking tours!

2. Flåm Camping & Hostel

If reviewing all these accommodation prices has you reconsidering your entire Norwegian trip, don't worry – we totally understand! This place might just be the solution. Whether you're a camping aficionado, a camper van enthusiast, or prefer the comfort of a hostel or cabin, this spot has something for everyone. Situated within walking distance from the shore and trekking trails, it's the perfect basecamp for your fjord and mountain adventures. Some accommodations offer indoor private or shared bathrooms, and for others facilities are available in the service area. Hostel buildings come with fully equipped kitchens, while cabins feature small kitchenettes and fridges. All tent and camper van pitches are grass-covered, with most offering power access. Prices range from 360 NOK for a tent spot to 2,800 NOK for a large three-bedroom summer house.

flåm camping - where to stay in flåm
Flåm Camping
Tip: If you're joining our overnight tour, we can provide a tent for the duration of your stay!

3. Fretheim Hotel

Welcome to the epitome of luxury in Flåm! Are you adventurous, but prefer the comforts of a classic hotel experience in your spare time? This hotel offers upscale accommodations and a restaurant serving dishes crafted from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Established in the 1870s, it features 122 rooms, most with stunning fjord views. Open year-round, the hotel hosts business events, private celebrations, and individual travellers alike. Whether for business or leisure, your time in Flåm promises to be exceptional! Room rates start at 1025 NOK for a single room, 1750 NOK for a double or twin, and 2100 NOK for a family room. For a rural experience, a fully modernised old storage house is available, accommodating up to 6 people for 4000 NOK per night.

Fretheim Hotel - where to stay in Flåm
Fretheim Hotel

4. FlåmsBrygga

Located right next to the water and the town’s main shopping area, we think FlåmsBrygga seamlessly blends its name's dual meanings—'brygga' signifies both a pier and to brew. It’s a complex of buildings, featuring a hotel, conference rooms, restaurant, café, and - you guessed it right - a brew pub! It offers stunning views of the fjord, with distinctive woodwork interior and a rustic feeling. Choose from 41 rooms, with prices starting at approximately 3700 NOK for a double room with a balcony. Good news is all guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet at Flåmstova Restaurant. For lunch, visit cosy Furukroa Cafe or enjoy Viking meals at Ægir Brewpub!

5. Flåm Marina

You can't get closer to the fjord than this without diving in! Situated right on the pier, this place will tempt you to take a dip. The terrace restaurant, with its expansive windows overlooking the fjord, provides a calm and cosy ambiance. During lazy mornings and long summer evenings, relax on your private terrace or balcony, which comes with any room you book. With options ranging from double rooms to family suites, the average price is 3500 NOK per night. Bonus: a floating sauna is just steps away on the pier—be sure to book a session in advance!

Flåm Marina - where to stay in Flåm
Flåm Marina

6. Aurland

Flåm's popularity means accommodation often sells out fast, especially in summer months. Can't find a place to stay? Don't fret! Nearby Aurland offers a diverse range of options, giving you more flexibility during your visit. Plus, there is a regular bus shuttle to and from Flåm, to make your journey hassle-free. Here are some accommodation choices in Aurland:

  • Aurland Guesthouse: from 1990 to 2190 NOK.

  • Hotel Aurlandsfjord: from 2090 to 4590 NOK.

  • Otnes Fjordside: from 2625 to 3425 NOK.

  • Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri: 1900 to 3500 NOK.

Tip: If you’re really looking to escape it all, Stalheim village in the Nærøyfjord area offers unique accommodation at Stalheim Hotel, the only hotel in town, with a rich history spanning 150 years.

Stalheim Hotel - where to stay in Flåm
Stalheim Hotel

Bottom Line: Where to Stay in Flåm

Flåm is a breathtaking destination with its stunning fjords and rich cultural heritage, making it a must-visit spot in Norway. Whether you're looking for the cozy comfort of a guesthouse, the friendly vibe of a hostel, or the adventure of camping, there's something here for everyone. If you enjoy a touch of luxury, crave adventure, or want a mix of both, you’ll find the perfect place to stay. If Flåm is fully booked, don't worry—nearby Aurland has great options and is just a short trip away. Remember to book early to snag the best spot for your stay. Get ready to experience an unforgettable journey in this enchanting fjord village!

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