Flåm Oppleving

Jorunn Heggdal grew up in Flåm and she runs a small business that offers accommodation and serves food in a smokehouse in the world’s most beautiful fjord scenery. Jorunn is a village host and shares her knowledge about history and local culture with visitors.

Jorunn has a background in local history, cultural management and cultural heritage knowledge from the University College in Sogndal; she is quite knowledgeable about the local nature and cultural heritage. As an example this is conveyed through the food serving in the smokehouse Eldhuset. It is the intention that the guests can hear, see, smell and taste when they visit Flåm.

Jorunn herself points out;

“In order to be a good host for my guests, I need to be knowledgeable about our home. That’s what makes meetings between people valuable.”

Accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Flåm Oppleving, or Experience Flåm as it translates as, is found 150metres away from Håreina Station which is on the Flåm Railway Line. The business offers two well equipped apartments which include a kitchen, a living area that includes seating and a bath with a shower and a washing machine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served in the smokehouse by prior arrangement. All reservations are done via

The Smokehouse Eldhuset                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eldhuset offers a short travelled breakfast, lunch or dinner, including bread from a wood burning stone oven and plenty of tasty, locally produced food.

Food Serving and a Meeting Place                                                                                                                                                                                                         The smokehouse is a great place for small parties, or if you need a nice, warm place to enjoy a nice conversation. If you want to celebrate something with your friends and family, dinner is made in or around the stone oven.

Contact information:

Jorunn Heggdal

Flåm Oppleving

Flåm, N-5743 Flåm


Telephone: +47 91 52 33 94

Aurland Turlag

Aurland Walking Association- The association that walks

Aurland walking association organises walks throughout the year from fjord to mountain. During the autumn and spring their Wednesday hikes are especially popular. There are shorter walks that take place during the evening, and they often take place in the different villages. They also offer a Children’s Walking Association which organises play and fun, walks and outdoors activities for children up to the age of 13. 

Almabukti Grendalag

Amlabukti village council is a village council for the area surrounding Amlabukti in the municipality of Sogndal. The area incorporates amongst others the hamlets of Øvre (upper) and Nedre (lower) Amla as well as “Old Kaupanger” which consists of the main farm Kaupanger Hovedgaard, Kaupanger Stave Church and Kaupanger ferry quay.

The task of the village council is to work for the main interests in the area, including physically, culturally, economically and socially.

Amongst other things they want to prevent and completely put an end to environmental pollution all around in order to ensure that the area remains a pleasant area in which to stay and live.

The village council is a cooperative body/common voice in cases that affects the members of the council in relation to the municipality and other public and private institutions.

The village council participated in the county governor’s village development programme during 2008-2010. Good coordination between municipal planning, public grants and a lot of voluntary work has amongst other things led to refreshing of the ferry quay and the area surrounding it. 

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