Norway rail trips: The Flam Railway
The Flam Railway – the steepest railway in Europe
– An incredible journey from mountain to fjord. A 20 kilometer branch line off the Bergen line, it runs through the Flam valley and connects the main line with Sognefjord and the Flam fjord village. The journey takes one hour.
The line’s elevation difference is 863 meters; with ten stations, twenty tunnels and one bridge. The maximum gradient is 5.5 % (1:18), making it the steepest railway in Europe. Because of its steep gradient and picturesque nature, the Flam Railway has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway.
Watch this amazing YouTube video, showing you the stunning scenery along the Flam Railway!
This amazing rail trip is a highlight and a natural part of a visit to the Norwegian fjords. The Railway is open all year. From Flam village there are ferry trips to the narrow UNESCO Naeroyfjord all year, and during the summer season there is a daily boat trip on the main Sognefjord to Bergen, with calls at tiny fjord villages en route.
Photo: View from the Flam Railway
Norway trips with the Flam Railway:
Summer Fjord cruise packages with the main Sognefjord:
Bergen & the Fjords. 3 nights
Oslo, Bergen, Flam Railway & Sognefjord. 4 nights
Sognefjord cruise & Balestrand village. 6 nights
A Taste of Sognefjord & Hardangerfjord. 7 nights
Norwegian Fjords & Mountain Highlights. 7 nights