Round Trip – Stegastein Viewpoint, Borgund Stav Church, A taste of Undredal and Undredal Stav Church.
Travel green and experience the stunning Stegastein viewpoint on this guided sightseeing tour from Flåm with an electric bus, and explore the Aurlandsfjord from above! When you choose to experience this popular tourist destination in an electric vehicle, you are part of developing a greener form of tourism that has no impact on the landscape!
The Stegastein viewpoint is a 30 meter long and 4-meter wide construction made of steel and laminated pine. It was designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen and completed in 2006. On the platform 650 meters above sea level, you will have panoramic views of the Aurlandsfjord, Aurlandsvangen, and the mountains.
Borgund Stave Church is a former parish church of the Church of Norway in Lærdal Municipality. The church was built around 1180 and dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is the most distinctive stave church in Norway.
Undredal is a tiny village and is known for its untouched nature, traditional goat cheese production. White and brown cheeses. The White Undredal was the best cheese of the year in Norway in 2011 and 2012.
Undredal Stav Church is a parish church in Aurland Municipality. The church in Undredal is one of the 28 remaining stav churches in Norway and is upposedly the smalles church in Scandinavia still in use. The church was built in 1147, and does not seat more than approximately 30 people.
The tour starts near the railway station in Flåm and continues out the beautiful bay towards the area’s municipal center, Aurland. On the way out the fjord, you will pass by Otternes, where you will catch a glimpse of a cluster of 18th-century farms on the hillside.
When you get to Aurland, the climb starts up towards Stegastein’s vantage point. On the way up the steep mountainside towards Stegastein, you will have a scenic view over the Aurlandsfjord and the beautiful mountains.
Then the trip goes down steep mountainside towards Aurland again, and through the The lærdalstunnel, which is the world’s longest road tunnel, succeding the Swiss Gotthard Road tunnel. The tunnel is 24.51 km long (15.23 mi) connecting the municipalities of Aurland and Lærdal.
When we then arrive in Borgund, there will be a stop of 40 minutes, where you get a guided tour of Borgund Stave Church, and a visit to the visitor center.
Then the trip goes back to Aurland, past Flåm and to Undredal down through the narrow 7 km long valley Undredal. There is a 10-15 minute stop along the way. In Undredal we stop for 60 minutes and you get to taste local cheese and a guided tour of the small Undredal Stave Church. After the visit to the church, we return to Flåm.
The trip takes about 5 and a half hours, starting 11AM ends in Flam approximately 16.15PM
It is possible to make a booking for 1 to 8 participants.
The trip includes
– Sightseeing tour to Stegastein with elctric bus
– Guided tour (audio guide)
– Amazing views from Stegastein viewpoint
– Entrance to Borgund stave church including guide
– Tasting buffet with presentation of goat tradition in Undredal
– Entrance to Undredal stave church including guide