The Flåm Railway
Experince the world’s most spectacular railway journeys, and one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway. The Flåm Railway runs between the mountain station Myrdal at the Bergen Railway, down to Flåm station nestled in the innermost corner of the Aurlandfjord.
On the 20 kilometre long train trip, with a high difference of 865 metre, you experience some of the wildest and most magnificent Norwegian fjord and mountain landscape. Here you can see rivers cutting through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down steep mountainsides, snow-capped mountain tops and mountain farms cling dizzily to sheer slopes.
The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest railway lines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has a gradient of 5.5%, the equivalent of 1:18. A twisting tunnel, which wends its way throught the mountain at several levels, is proof of the most audacious and skilled engineering exploits in Norwegian railroad history.
You can combine a trip on the Flåm Railway with hiking or cycling down from Myrdal to Flåm.