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Flam Railway – One of the most scenic rail lines in Norway

Spectacular Flam Railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

One of the most scenic rail lines in Norway is without doubt Flam Railway. A journey on this rail line is one you will surely never forget. It has been several times named one of the most spectacular rail lines in Europe. It is also one of the steepest railway lines in the world, with 80% of the journey having a gradient of 5.5%.


Experience the Flam Railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Experience the Flam Railway

From mountain to fjord

Flam Railway connects the charming village of Flam, on the shores of Sognefjord, with Myrdal mountain station (876 m above sea level). Myrdal is also a station of the famous Bergen Line, which means that Flam Railway connects with the Oslo-Bergen line.
So when you arrive at Myrdal or start your journey in Flam the train will already wait for you: smartly painted in dark green with gold lettering, the carriages have a real vintage feel with wood-panelled walls and chrome luggage racks.

Flam Valley by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Scenic Flam Valley

Spectacular nature

On the one-hour trip you will travel through spectacular nature, past steep mountains, foaming waterfalls, through 20 hand-dug tunnels into the spectacular Flam valley. Have your camera ready as you might want to take some pictures.
The beginning of the route from Myrdal runs through forest, dotted with red and yellow wooden houses. It passes by the Reinungvatnet mountain lake. The track then starts to descend steeply and disappears into the first of many tunnels before stopping at the Kjosfossen waterfall.

Waterfall along the Flam railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Stop at Kjosfossen waterfall

Waterfall & Norwegian folklore

Flam Railway stops at Kjosfossen waterfall and all passengers can disembark the train for a short break on a wooden platform. The waterfall is over 90 m tall and according to Norwegian folklore, it’s home to “Huldra”. These beautiful siren women bewitched passing men with their song and lured them out into the woods. Watch out as you might spot “Huldra” dancing in the waterfall.
Back on the train, windows cut into the tunnel walls give you flashes of the view down the valley.

Beautiful Sognefjord by Robin Strand, Visit Bergen

Beautiful Sognefjord

Arrival to Flam

At Breikvam Station the track splits in two so that trains travelling in opposite directions can pass each other. Then towards the end of journey, the gradient smooths out and the valley opens up.
After your arrival to Flam you can also visit Flam Railway Documentation Centre, where you can learn more about the railway´s history and impressive construction efforts.

Spend the night in Flam or continue your fjord exploration on board a ferry on one of the Nutshell tours®.

Flam railway view - tiny village in the Flam valley. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Amazing view from the Flam Railway!

Some of our tours including the Flam Railway:

Bergen, Oslo, Flam Railway & Sognefjord
4 nights trip with 2 nights in Oslo & 2 nights in Bergen, fjord cruise, Flam Railway & Bergen line

Norway in a Nutshell® Oslo-Oslo
5 nights round trip with Bergen line, Flam Railway, fjord cruise on Naeroyfjord, Stalheim canyon, Flam fjord village, Oslo & Bergen

A taste of Sognefjord & Hardangerfjord
7 nights round trip with Bergen line & Flam Railway, Sognefjord cruise, Hardangerfjord cruise, Mabodal canyon & Voringfoss waterfall. Overnight in tiny villages as well as Oslo & Bergen

More fjord round trips in Norway

Flam Railway In Winter By Paul Edmundson, Visit Flam

Enjoy the Flam Railway in winter!

Do you prefer the winter season?

Norway in a Nutshell®
5 nights round trip from Oslo, with Bergen & the tiny Flam fjord village

Ice Hotel, Northern Lights & Fjord tour
7 nights trip to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, with stay in the exotic Snow hotel & Dog sledding.
Then south to Bergen, followed by travel via fjords & train trips to Oslo

Flam Railway At Myrdal Station. Photo By Rita De Lange, Fjord Travel Noway

Entering the Flam Railway at Myrdal station

You can book safely

with Fjord Travel Norway  – a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering  tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism.

You will travel eco-friendly by public transport, hence you will travel like a local, with some guided excursions.
The tours are flexible and you can add nights and activities.


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