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!
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