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Flam to Otternes Farmyard

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Another option for a short walk takes you to a nearby farmstead dating back to the 17th century.
easy
Distance 8.7 km
3:00 h
104 m
104 m
The walk to Otternes Farmyard follows a quiet road out of Flam before joining a pleasant cycle path which is adjacent to the fjord. The views here of Flam and the fjord are beautiful. There is then a short but steep ascent up to the farm. The farm itself is a wonderful preservation area with a handful of picturesque traditional cabins and houses.

Author’s recommendation

There is a Coop supermarket in Flam to pick up a packed lunch, as well as a few restaurants and food vans.
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
107 m
Lowest point
3 m
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Tips and hints

Otternes farm: is a collection of 26 houses and cabins dating from the 17th Century. The farm has been inhabited for 400 years and is a wonderful example of preservation and care of historic sites. The views of the fjord from the farmstead are also very impressive.

Start

Flam (2 m)
Coordinates:
DD
60.863084, 7.115643
DMS
60°51'47.1"N 7°06'56.3"E
UTM
32V 397654 6749007
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Destination

Flam

Turn-by-turn directions

We have booked you a ticket on the ferry departing Flam at 15:30 and arriving in Balestrand at 16:55. Please refer to your tickets included in your pack.

0.00km - START POINT: Flamsbrygga HotelUpon leaving the hotel, TURN RIGHT and head towards the Train Station and the museum.

0.10 km - The Museum with be on your right. BEAR LEFT and follow path around the boat harbour.

0.20 km - BEAR LEFT once again following cycle path sign for ‘Aurland’ and Heimley Pensjonat sign.

0.60 km - Pass Heimley Pensjonat on your right. Continue to follow the road STRAIGHT AHEAD.

1.10 km - There is a main road ahead of you. BEAR LEFT and continue to follow the cycle/pedestrian path which runs adjacent to the water.

3.30 km - Come to a rest place with benches and an information board/map about the Aurland area. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD following the cycle path.

3.70 km - Come to a sign for ‘Otternes’ TURN RIGHT here and carefully cross the road (be aware of traffic). TURN RIGHT again onto gravel road at other side of road and follow it as it ascends steeply.

4.20 km - Come to the entrance gate for Otternes farmstead and info board. Enter the farm and explore at your leisure. When you are ready to return, simply retrace your steps back to Flam.

8.40 km - You have ARRIVED back at Flamsbrygga Hotel

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Coordinates

DD
60.863084, 7.115643
DMS
60°51'47.1"N 7°06'56.3"E
UTM
32V 397654 6749007
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
104 m
Descent
104 m

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