Next stop in our series presenting some of the countless youth hostels of Hostelling International, a non-profit organisation that manages a federation of non-profit youth hostel associations, is Norway. Why not enjoy a stay at the Flåm HI Hostel and discover the charming surroundings of this destination with its raw nature and breathtaking fjords?
Why you should go
The village of Flåm, located in Aurland commune has since the late 19th century been a tourist destination. It currently receives almost 450.000 visitors a year. The position of the village allows for some of the most sustainable ways of travel, such as train and hybrid-electric ferry. Moreover, Flåm HI hostel, within walking distance from the train station, welcomes electric cars, and if you don’t own one, there is an eMobility trip option on-site to the Stegastein viewpoint. If you are already picturing this sustainable haven, you should be aware that it does not stop here… Flåm HI Hostel is HiQ-S certified (and yes, ‘S’ stands for sustainable) which implies that aside from complying with sustainable regulations, it has its own apple garden and greenhouse for fresh flowers and herbs, sheep and goats as loyal grass-grazing employees and in-house hens as trustworthy egg providers. Must-sees of this region are the Nærøyfjorden - World Heritage site, the Flåm Railway as well as Stegastein viewpoint, above Aurlandsfjord.
The hostel in a nutshell
Flåm Camping & Hostel is a seasonal hostel which is open from April to October. The hostel is located at the end of Norway's longest fjord, the Sognefjord. A range of accommodation options are available including single, twin, quadruple rooms as well as dormitory. Facilities include kitchen, laundry, Wi-Fi and garden. Although the hostel does not serve breakfast it's a short 5 minute walk to local shops, cafes and restaurants. The single and twin rooms with shared bathroom are situated on the upper floor which is only accessible by stair. Guests in rooms with shared bathrooms use the common sanitary facilities which are also used by the on-site camping guests. Other facilities of the hostel are a common room, a garden, a playground, a terrace, a self-catering kitchen, free WIFi, a car parking, bicycle rental and storage, laundry facilities, a library as well as a luggage room. Flåm Hostel also makes a great starting point for many activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, Fjord safari etc.
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The village of Flåm, located in Aurland commune has since the late 19th century been a tourist destination.
The hostel is located at the end of Norway's longest fjord, the Sognefjord.
The position of the village allows for some of the most sustainable ways of travel, such as train and hybrid-electric ferry.
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