Undredal is one of those magical places in Norway that you’ve seen pictures of. The small town sits in the Aurlandsfjord with the stunning mountains towering above. While there may be dozens of these small enclaves around the country, Undredal Village truly stands out! Here’s why every traveler should make the trip to Undredal and some fun tips from our own visit.
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Getting to Undredal Norway
Undredal is located in the Aurlandsfjord about 13 km from the popular town of Flam. To get there you’ll have to go through a network of tunnels and down a narrow country road. Being only 15 to 20 minutes from Flam, we recommend visiting them both as part of a longer fjord itinerary.
If you’re in the area there are a few ways to get here besides using a car. From Flam, you can take a high speed RIB boat to Undredal which is an exciting way to do so. There is a Flåm to Balestrand ferry which stops in Undredal as well.
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5 Fun Facts About Undredal
1. Before the two nearby tunnels were finished in 1988, the only way to get to Undredal was by boat!
2. The Aurlandsfjord is a branch of the larger Sognefjord in Norway. Sognefjord stretches over 200 km.
3. Undredal Village was used as inspiration for the hit Disney movie Frozen.
4. The Undredal Stave Church was built in 1147 and is also Norway’s smallest church!
5. The town is famous for its brown goat cheese which is exported around the country.
Our Visit to Undredal Norway
Waking up in the nearby town of Voss, Norway, we had a full day of adventure before visiting Undredal. That morning we took the Flamsbana train to Myrdal. Instead of riding the famous train back to town we jumped on bikes and had one of the best days of our trip to Norway!
We rode for miles down the glorious valley with endless waterfalls surrounding us. Even in the rain, it was an afternoon we will never forget. Be sure to check out all the outdoor activities in this area of Norway including kayaking and hiking.
When we arrived in the sleepy little town of Undredal later that day we were so excited to relax and take in the scenery. After turning down the small road, this tiny village immediately captured our imagination!
Staying Overnight in Undredal Norway
Many travelers don’t have the chance to spend the night in Undredal Village. You could be short on time or simply might not be able to find anywhere to stay! For us, we actually got a bit lucky with our plans. Originally we wanted to stay in Flam, but most hotels there were already sold out.
Fortunately, we checked Undredal and there was one place available! We ended up booking a 2 bedroom house, with a sauna, and an incredible fjord view from our outdoor deck.
Our accomodation was within walking distance to everything and we ate at the only restaurant in town that evening. This is where we got to try the unique brown goat cheese (they even use it to make cheesecake!) from Undredal and traditional Norwegian meatballs.
It’s important to note that if you do stay overnight there is only one small store and one restaurant. If you’re there multiple days you may want to bring some other food supplies with you.
After dinner, we spent a leisurely night on our balcony overlooking the Fjord. Since we were there in early August it didn’t get dark until almost 11pm! Just before going to bed, we watched as the soft clouds turned pink over the Aurlandsfjord.
Have any questions about Undredal Norway or want to share your own tips for visiting the Aurlandsfjord? Let us know in the comments below!
Brigitte & Jake
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Norway Travel Planning
Flights: We always find deals using Skyscanner and Kayak. That’s how we got flights from Italy to Prague for under $40 USD!
Rental Car: We use Discover Cars when abroad. It is especially popular to rent a car and spend one week cruising between the Fjords.
Accommodation: Compare competitive sites for hotels such as Booking.com and Agoda. Also, Hostelworld should be your go-to source if you’re traveling on a budget.
Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for activities all over Norway. You can book everything from an Oslo pass for museums and transportation to a Bergen Fjord tour and even take a famous Tromsø Aurora Borealis Tour!
Travel Insurance: Never travel abroad without being covered. We’ve been using SafetyWing for the last few years on the road and they are there when we need them.
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