09:00-09:30 Starting out from port in Flåm, where you private driver-guide meets you and takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the busy cruise ship destination. First, going by car via Gudvangen to the Stalheim hotel.
09:30-10:00 Arriving at the Stalheim hotel, and visiting the terrace for a stunning view of the Nærøydalen valley (the UNESCO World Heritage list) and descending to the valley on the unique Stalheimskleiva road – hairpin turns and mesmerising views of two waterfalls on both side of the road.
10:00-10:30 At the bottom of the road you are accompanied by your guide on a short walking tour to one of the waterfalls – the Stalheimsfossen.
10:30-11:00 After breathing in the freshness of the waterfall, your next stop is in the ancient Viking village of Gudvangen, where the spectacular Nærøyfjord begins (also in the UNESCO World Heritage list). You can choose to extend your stop in Gudvangen by visiting the Viking town of Njardarheimr, where you can meet the real modern day Vikings and learn about their history and culture. The visit is optional and the entrance fee is not included in the price (adults: 21 EUR / 25 USD, children: 10.5 EUR / 12.5 USD).
11:00-11:30 From Gudvangen your guide drives your to the Stegastein viewpoint at 2130 feet (650 m) above sea level, from where you can marvel at the view of the Aurlandsfjord.
11:30-12:00 A short stop at the Stegastein viewpoint to enjoy the view and take some pictures.
12:00-12:15 Driving down from Stegastein to Aurland – local administrative center.
12:15-13:15 Visit to the Aurland Glass workshop: an excursion to a local glassblower’s work place and a chance to blow your own glass ball. This visit is optional and the entrance fee is not included in the price. The workshop is open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
13:15-13:30 Driving back to Flåm, where the tour ends.
Duration of the whole tour: approximately 4,5 hours. You may choose to either visit the Viking town or the Aurland Glass workshop, or none of the two – and have more time to soak up the wonderful nature of the western fjords.
Season: 18.05. – 30.09.
Car on this tour is one of our Mercedes minivans. When only 1-3 people are going on this tour, we may use our Tesla Model X. All of our cars have Passenger Transport Licence.