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The fjords from Flåm // In pictures

The Sognefjord as seen from Flam

Norway has no shortage of fjords, but the longest and deepest of them is the Sognefjord. It stretches over 200km inland from the ocean, and the tiny town of Flåm lies at the end of one of its most scenic stretches. The best way to see the fjords is by boat, but before we got to that there was time for a taster with a walk along the waterside in Flåm. In one direction, steep cliffs rose out of the water, with trees clinging perilously to sheer rock faces. Just inland and away from the tides, a huge pool of perfectly flat water reflected the mountains and sky like a mirror. Then in the other direction a boardwalk led along the shoreline, past a wooden pier jutting out into the water and a line of red cottages, each with a boat tied out front. It was like walking into a brochure from the Norwegian tourist board, and this was just the preview.

The Sognefjord as seen from Flam
The Sognefjord as seen from Flam
The Sognefjord as seen from Flam
The Sognefjord as seen from Flam
The Sognefjord as seen from Flam

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 Views of the fjords from the tiny Norwegian town of Flåm on the banks of the Sognefjord, Norway's longest and arguably most scenic fjord – ontheluce.com

jpilkington09

Thursday 26th of June 2014

That last photo is stunning - what a shot!

Lucy Dodsworth

Friday 27th of June 2014

Thanks – it reminded me of a similar shot I'd seen of New Zealand so I thought I'd copy the idea!

restlessjo

Tuesday 24th of June 2014

That first shot is a real gem, Lucy! I was told that the walking around Flam was as amazing as the train ride. :)

Lucy Dodsworth

Tuesday 24th of June 2014

Thanks Jo, I do love a good reflection shot so couldn't resist! You're really spolit for choice for great views and landscapes around Flåm.

Lucy Dodsworth

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

Thanks so much, Norway is just a photographer's dream!

Maddie

Friday 20th of June 2014

Oh my word, between you and a friend of mine who is currently in Norway, I am completely sold! Absolutely stunning photos.

Lucy Dodsworth

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

It is a beauty isn't it! Definitely started me off on a new thing for Scandinavia (this might get pricey!)

Bridget Pigott

Friday 20th of June 2014

Fantastic pictures. Love the red houses against the blue and green with a bit of snow. The water really does look like glass. Your black and white photos work really well.

Lucy Dodsworth

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

Thanks Bridget, the colours were lovely, and the whole place was incredibly photogenic – if it was a bit cheaper I'd be back there for a few months like a shot!