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The Flåm Railway

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Discover the Flåm Railway - the incredible train journey from the mountain station Myrdal on the Bergen Railway down to Flåm station nested in the innermost corner of the Aurlandfjord. Nowhere in the world do adhesion have railcars on normal tracks had a steeper journey than on the Flåm Railway. - A descent of 2838 feet.

Facts:
* The work on the Flåm branch line started in 1923 and was opened temporarily for steam trains in 1940 and for electric trains in 1944.
* Almost 80 % of the railway line has a gradient of 55 %, the equivalent of 1: 18.
* The train takes about one hour to cover the 20-kilometer long track through the steep and narrow Flåmsdalen valley
 
With view towards mighty waterfalls and mountain peaks the train travels slowly and even stops at the most scenic spots like the Kjosfossen waterfall.

The Flåm Railway stop on request at 8 stops if passangers like to leave or enter the train to walk part of the valley. Myrdal/Vatnahalsen-area is an easy walk and you enter a later train at Vatnahalsen down to Flåm.

From Myrdal/Vatnahalsen there is a marked track all the way down to Flåm (5 hours) or walk to Berekvam (2-2,5 hours) and take the train to Flåm. You might also take a bike on the train from Flåm to Myrdal and bike back to Flåm (appr. 2 hours)


To learn more about the Flåm Railway we recommend a visit to the Flåm Railway Documentation Centre. Open all year round. Daily 09.00-17.00 May-September. Reduced opening hours outside this period.

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The Flåm Railway - Photo: VisitFlam/Morten Rakke

The Flåm Railway

Discover the Flåm Railway - the incredible train journey from the mountain station Myrdal on the Bergen Railway down to Flåm station nested in the inne...

The Flåm Railway

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