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Landscape featuring a field by a fjord, tall mountains, three hikers, plus a forest and waterfall.
A woman wearing a life suit and goggles smiling on an RIB on the Nærøyfjord
Three poeple walking on a path next to the fjord. Forest above and a green field in the foreground.
A boat seen from behind on the Nærøyfjord. Cloudy weather.
Hikers on a path along the Nærøyfjord. Green field, forest and a waterfall above.

Royal hiking package

Get close to the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord on a half day excursion from Flåm, combining RIB boat, fjord cruise, and hiking along the old Royal Postal Road.

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Three hikers on the Royal Postal Road next to the Nærøyfjord

Hiking package on the Nærøyfjord from Flåm

This half-day excursion from Flåm combines a trip on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord on an exciting RIB, a 5-km walk through a hidden paradise along the UNESCO-listed fjord on the Royal Postal Road, and an environmentally-friendly fjord cruise, silently returning you to Flåm.

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Available: 01 July - 15 August 2021

Program: 

08:15: Meet at FjordSafari
08:30: Departure from Flåm
09:30: Arrival at Bleiklindi
12:40: Departure from Styvi 
14:00: Arrival to Flåm

Capacity: Max. 12 people

No age limit

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Three smiling girls wearing goggles and life jackets on an RIB on the fjord.

Fjord Safari

Take in the majesty of the nature of Western Norway from an open RIB boat as you enjoy a guided and adventurous tour in this World Heritage area. With a maximum of 12 guests per boat, you are guaranteed a personalised experience in the stunning fjord and mountain landscape, accompanied by our knowledgeable guides. Learn more about the locals, their history and explore small villages along the way on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.

Landscape by the Nærøyfjord. Hikers on a green field, mountains covered in forest and a waterfall.

The Royal Postal Road

The Nærøyfjord is a hidden gem in the wilderness. One of the best ways of getting close to the fjord is to hike along the old Royal Postal Road between Bleiklindi and Styvi. The road follows the fjord from Bleiklindi, named after the large and pale linden tree there, which formed part of the old postal route between Bergen and Oslo. In winter when the ice on the fjord was unsafe, the postmen from Voss and Gudvangen would cross the fjord from the small village of Bakka over to Bleiklindi and continue along this path to Styvi farm. Styvi was a post farm, meaning the mail was delivered further to Lærdal by boat.

The path is approx. 5.5 kilometres long and is an easy and idyllic walk. You will pass steep mountainsides rising straight up from the fjord, beautiful rock faces, wild valleys and scenic waterfalls. You may even spot some seals or porpoises along the way.

A catamaran sailing between steep mountains on the Nærøyfjord

Fjord Cruise Nærøyfjord

On the return journey from Styvi to Flåm you’ll enjoy a fjord cruise on a state-of-the-art and fully electric vessel. The boat sails silently on battery power through unspoilt fjord landscapes. Enjoy refreshments from the onboard kiosk and admire the views from different angles. Relax in the lounges inside or explore the walkways, inspired by the winding trails of steep mountains. A fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord is the perfect end to a scenic day trip.

Detailed schedule:

  • 08:15: Check in at Fjord Safari in Flåm  
  • 08:30: Departure from Flåm
  • 09:30: Arrival Bleiklindi
  • 3 hours individual time on the Royal Postal Road
  • 12:40: Departure from Styvi (be there 15 min. before)
  • 13:35: Arrival Aurland
  • 14:00: Arrival Flåm

Guests with accommodation in Aurland:

  • Departure from Aurland with hiking bus: 08:00
  • Arrival in Flåm: 08:15

 

Practical information:

Meeting place: Fjord Safari in Flåm

Capacity: max. 12 people

Age limit: none

Lunch is not included, purchase at Flåm Bakery prior to departure or book Hiking package at Fretheim Hotel or Hotel Aurlandsfjord and get packed lunch from the hotel.

Fjord Safari:

Fjord Safari is located by the harbour in Flåm centre, near Fretheim Hotel. 

All necessary equipment for the RIB boat tour are provided. 

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Hiking shoes
  • Clothes according to the weather. Bring layers of clothes and a windproof jacket is recommended, as the weather may change quickly.