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“Terrific Fjords Actvity in Flam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of FjordSafari

Flam Harbor, Flam 5743, Norway
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Flam
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: FjordSafari gives you a close up experience of the World Heritage Nærøyfjord!In open fast boats we get most time at the highlights of the fjords. Farms are hanging over the fjord and waterfalls flying down the mountains. Learn about the rich cultural history. Spend time watching the wildlife as seals, small wales and sometimes large eagles fly bye.We turn the boat so you get the best point of view thru the whole adventure!
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“Terrific Fjords Actvity in Flam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Having seen Fjord Safari on Rick Steves' Travels in Europe on PBS, we booked one of the fjord safari boat trips in advance of our Celebrity Cruise ship stop in Flam last week.

We were not disappointed. It was a great way to see the fjords from a completely different perspective. In another port, we saw many fjords via a bus tour and there are options for a regular fjord boat tours in Flam and other ports. But this was truly a more unique way to see the natural beauty. The fast boat was fun and you can take excellent photos without jockeying for a rail or window spot on a regular tour boat.

Our guide was informative, and we did come across a couple of porpoises during the excursion,, adding to the experience. We were early in the 'season', but the suits they give you to wear along with cool weather clothes kept us toasty in what was approximately 50 degree weather.

Highly recommend Fjord Safari for a different and more exhilarating fjords experience.

Visited May 2013
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“Exhilarating ride up the fjords”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We were on the last ride for the year in October 2012. Going up the fjords in the Zodiac boat was exhilarating and cold! The staff answered emails promptly and were very friendly. Honestly, if you are going all that way to see the fjords this is the only way to do it - up close and personal. Our guide told us lots of stories of the way people lived along the fjord and maneuvered the boat closer to wildlife or a waterfall etc. I highly recommend Fjord Safari.

Visited October 2012
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“Fun on the RIB boat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Whilst staying in Flåm (we thoroughly recommend the Fretheim Fjordhytter for unforgettable accommodation), we decided that a trip via water around the fjord was a must-do experience. A little research on the Internet led me to contact the Flåm Guide Service/Fjord Safari people. I exchanged emails with a lovely, very helpful member of staff, Torgeir, who helped us to decide upon the RIB boat trip.

Fjord Safari is based right on the harbour front at Flåm and is easy to find. You are provided with a warm, waterproof all-in-one oversuit to wear on top of your clothing, which contains a floatation device. There are also overboots, googles, gloves and hats with earflaps available. The staff strongly recommend that you make use of the googles, gloves and hats provided and we were extremely glad that we took their advice. Since the RIB boats travel pretty fast, the cold wind and driving rain make these accessories a necessity, believe me!

The RIB boats are small enough for you to get a great view, wherever you are sitting. They're also pretty comfortable. Be aware that the speed can mean a bit of a bumpy ride at times but that made it even more fun as far as were were concerned! The scenery is amazing, especially travelling down the famous Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest stretches. Regular stops are made so you can take photos of the most spectacular parts or if the friendly guide spots anything interesting. (There were seals and a golden eagle on our trip.)

We were very glad indeed that we chose Fjord Safari and the RIB boat in particular. During the main season, there are a variety of different options available, some of which sounded extremely interesting indeed, including a stopover to taste the famous cheese in the picturesque village of Undredal. (If you aren't able to take this trip via boat, then make sure you drive over to Undredal as it's a beautiful little place and the cheese is indeed fantastic, particularly the sweet brown cheese.)

Fjord Service is highly recommended!

Visited September 2012
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