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Approximately 3½ Hours
Start your tour from the pier in Flåm, driving through tunnels connecting Flåm with the village of Gudvangen.
At the fashionable Stalheim Hotel, some 1,237 feet above sea level, you will learn that there has been an inn at this location since the 1640s. The old Stalheim Hotel was damaged by fire, and the present hotel was built in 1960. It is furnished with an intriguing combination of modern Scandinavian furniture and antiques. Browse in the souvenir shop, which stocks a wide range of Norwegian souvenirs and handicrafts.
Savor a cup of coffee or tea and a pastry, and take a walk outside to enjoy the beautiful view of the valley far below.
On the route back, you will stop to see the Tvinde Falls. The name Tvinde comes from an old Norse word and means 'double' or 'two.' Take a moment to walk to the falls and snap some photos.
You will also notice the stone fences in the Næroy Valley that protect the farm buildings from the pressure of the snow and stone slides during winter.
Arriving in Gudvangen, you will once more drive through the mountain tunnel mountain back to Flåm .