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Flam Railway Scenic Train

The Flåm Railway takes you through a steep and narrow valley, with views of mighty waterfalls and mountain peaks. The journey takes about 40 minutes and includes a photo stop next to Kjosfossen waterfall.

Eurail Pass holders get a 30% discount on normal one way fares. Reservations are only needed for groups of 10 or more travellers.

Flåm Railway scenic train route

Starting from the mountain station at Myrdal in Norway, this scenic train takes you down to Flåm via the longest and deepest fjord in Europe, the Sognefjorden.

Map with route of Flam Railway

The Flåm Railway runs the following route:

  • Myrdal - Flåm

Facilities and services

  • Disabled facilities
  • Power sockets
  • Shower/WC
  • Video screens

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Additional information

Conditions for Eurail pass holders

Eurail pass holders are entitled to a 30% discount. (Reduced price: appr. NOK 195). Seat reservation is only required for groups from 10 persons.

 

Special features

The Flåm Railway is a private line, and it's trains have a special exterior design with large windows and nostalgic wooden interior. In the summer season May - September there are daily 9-10 departures. In the winter season October - April there are daily 4 departures. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes.

 

History

The Flåm Railway is one of the world’s steepest railways - 20 km long (12 mi) with a descent of 865 meters (2838 ft.) and a gradient of one in 18. At the same time, there are 20 tunnels with a total length of 6 km (4 mi). This is evidence of the most daring and skillful engineering in the history of Norwegian railways. To cope with the enormous change in height over such a short stretch, the track runs partly through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountainside.

 

In order to ensure safety on this unusual stretch of track, all carriages are equipped with five different brakes, each of which can stop the whole train. The trains to and from Flåm connect at Myrdal with most day trains running between Oslo and Bergen. Ever since the opening of the line in 1940, the wild and majestic nature has made the Flåm Railway one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway.

 

More info at the Flåm Railway website.