The Flåm Railway
The Flåm Railway– Norway –1 hour, Myrdal - Flåm or Flåm to MyrdalThe Flåm Railway offers wild mountain scenery with snow-clad peaks, fertile pastures and valleys. The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest railway lines in the world, providing some of Norway's most magnificent scenery. The 20 km-long train ride between Myrdal and Flåm winds through twisting tunnels spiraling in and out of the mountain passes, passing rivers carving deep ravines into the snow-capped mountains, thundering waterfalls and old farms.
|Operation||January 1 - December 31, 2016|
|Departure||Daily, all year|
|Price||from $per person / one-way
from $per person / round trip
from $Flåm Family card (2 adults & 2 children max)
|Please Note||Children 4-15 years of age are half the adult fare. Children under 4 are free (up to 2 children per adult transportation if seat reservations or supplement for sleeper not required).
In the high season, May-September, there are 9 daily departures from Flåm and Myrdal train stations.
In the low season, January-May & September-December, there are 4 daily departures from Flåm and Myrdal train stations.
|Tour Options||Travel from Myrdal to Flåm or Flåm to Myrdal.
Single ticket Flåm - Myrdal or Myrdal - Flåm or return ticket.
Family card available for 2 adults and maximum 2 children for return journey only.
Flåm Railway Schedule 2015
Flåm Valley Map
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ITINERARY The train leaves the green fields and orchards of the valley floor before continuing alongside the river and through tunnels. The Flåm Railway crosses the valley and river three times, but there are no bridges over the river. Instead of bridges, the river is led through the mountain in tunnels underneath the railway line.
At Berekvam station there is a twin-track section enabling trains to meet and pass each other. There are beautiful views of wild, rugged mountains and a series of rushing streams coursing down the valley slopes, with the foaming river far below in the deep and narrow ravines.
At Blomheller travelers become aware that there is another side to the Flåm Valley besides idyllic and beautiful scenery. The mountainside is full of marks and traces of avalanches, a reminder that natural forces have many a time put fear and awe into the hearts of travelers.
The modern mountain goat-farm at Kårdal is set up by the farmers of the Flåm Valley on the mountain pastures, it is a new and interesting feature. The 300 goats have been highly popular with photographers. The landscape surrounding the mountain farm has an abundance of beautiful scenery - scenery the likes of which is seldom seen, with green pastures beside the river, slopes covered in lovely birch woods and snow-clad peaks in the background.
As the train exits Nåli, the Flåm Railway's longest tunnel (1320 meters), you will catch a glimpse of the most spectacular and interesting view on the railway's ascent to Myrdal - the railway track on four different levels in the mountain side and and a part of Myrdal station. At the same time, you will see the old road winding its way via 21 hairpin bends up the steep Myrdalsberget mountain.
Kjosfossen The train stops at Kjosfossen. There is no other place on earth where rail travelers have the chance to see such an impressive waterfall as from the platform at Kjosfossen. High up on the horizon you see the white water cascading off the steep mountain side. The rushing river of water dissolves into foam with a thunderous roar as it hits the mountain on its way down.
The train passes through a hairpin tunnel that turns 180°, an opening in the tunnel affording a panoramic view of the wild landscape. Several hundred meters straight down from the carriage window the river resembles a silver ribbon lying on the valley floor, while you see the steep mountainside with the rail track cut into a narrow ledge.
The train passes Reinungvatnet, a truly beautiful mountain lake before you get your last magnificent view of the mountains and moorland at Vatnahalsen. Vatnahalsen Hotel, also known as the Nordic "St. Moritz", is situated here. It is a popular mountain hotel, open all year, where you can find inner peace on several mountain tracks, on the Navvies' Road cycling track or in great skiing terrain in winter.
Myrdal The journey continues through snow-shelter tunnels. An opening in the landscape affords a last glimpse of the Flåm Valley before you arrive at the final stop on the Flåm Railway - Myrdal station. Travelers continuing on the Bergen Railway, have to change trains at Myrdal.
Welcome to an unforgettable journey on the Flåm Railway, one of the world's most beautiful and spectacular Railway lines!