Flåm is one of Norway’s most famous villages, welcoming up to 450,000 tourists every year (except during pandemics). When you take into account that there are 350 permanent residents, yes, that means more than 1,000 tourists per local resident. The biggest local attractions are the beautiful scenery where the Aurlandsfjord flows into the Flåmdalen valley and especially the Flåmsbana, one of the steepest railway lines in the world (if you don’t count the cogwheels) with a maximum gradient of 55 ‰.

About 160 large cruise ships visit the area every year.