A scenic journey in the heart of the fjords
Flam Railway takes you on a journey through Norway’s mountains and fjords in what many believe is among the finest rail experiences. Between the roaring falls and the quiet valleys, the Flam Railway presents many high notes and is a must for any visit to Norway.
The Flam Railway can be enjoyed in connection with many other scenic journeys, especially since the train from Myrdal to Flam is only a 45 minute trip. For instance, the train line between Bergen and Oslo intersects with the Flam Railway, making it possible to stop in Myrdal and head to Flam for a few days before resuming your journey on the Bergen Line. A great way to enjoy these routes and more is with a Fjord Tour such as the Norway in a Nutshell Tour or the Sognefjord in a Nutshell Tour.
These tours allow you to see the very best Norway has to offer in terms of scenic views, where Norway in a Nutshell Tour also features boat cruises through Aurlandsfjord, Sognefjord and Stalheim canyon.
As you travel on the Flam Railway, you’ll notice the train is almost always running on a slope. That’s because the line runs from the mountain station in Myrdal to the town of Flam at sea level, with a gradient of 55/1000 on almost 80% of its line. The constant twists and turns on the route ensures there’s never a dull moment, whether you’re passing over a bridge, through tunnels or flanking mountains. And as folklore has it, as you approach the Kjosfossen waterfall in Aurland you may catch a glimpse of the legendary Huldra, a nordic creature, part woman, part beast who lures men deep into the mountains with her song.
Once you arrive in the town of Flam, there’s much to do as it sits by the Sognefjord with its famous mountain peaks, making it an excellent destination for hiking and biking excursions, as well as, fjord cruises and kayaking trips.
Get your tickets for Flam Railway by entering Myrdal and Flam as your stations of origin and destination.