The little town of Flam could be described as cute, and serves as the final stop for the Flam Railway. The line has ten stations, twenty tunnels and a bridge, all over a distance of 20km. It travels through the beautiful picturesque countryside of Norway and rises 863m, making it the steepest railway in Europe and the most visited tourist attraction in Norway. This probably explains why Flam has a little bit of the feel of Land's End about it, very touristy, but not much else going on.
The weather was good, and after our fantastic walk yesterday, we were hoping we might find another route today that would deliver the same experience, so we headed for tourist information. Sure enough, there was a walking map available and we huddled over it eagerly. There were a couple of routes that suited us, and we decided we would have a short walk over a small hill nearby in the morning, pop back to the ship for lunch, and then go out for a longer walk which included a climb and a waterfall in the afternoon. We could then better prepare, i.e. carry water, hats, gloves etc for the more strenuous walk.
As usual, it didn't go as planned. The short walk was little more than a potter around the local "sculpture park", and only took us about 20 minutes. It did take us a little way along the route of our afternoon walk though, so we decided we might as well explore further.
The map was a larger scale than we are used to and the distance was easily achieved as we strolled along.