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Cycle Rallarvegen (the Old Navvies' Road) in Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
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Cycle Rallarvegen (the Old Navvies' Road) in Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

Tour suggestions in Flåm

The Flåm Railway is a part of one of Norway's most popular round trips; Norway in a nutshell®.

Norway in a nutshell®

Bergen - Voss - Gudvangen - Flåm - Oslo
Norway in a nutshell® is one of Norway's most popular round trips. It is possible to do the trip in one day, but it is highly recommended to stay a night or two on the way, for example in beautiful Flåm.

The highlight of the tour is to be found in the Sogn region, where you will experience some of the most beautiful scenery of Western Norway. The trip includes the Bergen Railway, the Flåm Railway, the Sognefjord and the Old Stalheimskleiva Road.

If you take the Norway in a nutshell® tour in the low season, the feeling of being close to nature is even more intense.

You can start the round trip in Bergen or Oslo or from one of the stops en route, such as Voss or Flåm.

Rallarvegen (the Old Navvies' Road)

Rallarvegen is one of the most popular and most scenic bicycle rides from the vast mountain plateau of Hardangervidda right down to Flåm and the Aurlandsfjord, or Voss.

The journey from Hallingskeid to Vatnhalsen can be described as the most spectacular and impressive with its sharp downward slope and thundering waterfalls. The Klevagjelet orge and Kleven Bridge are unforgettable. We recommend that you walk beside the bike as you descend the gorge.

As the name suggests the name Rallarvegen dates from the time the navvies used it as a road during the construction of the Bergen Railway. The Bergen Railway was opened in 1909.

There are places selling refreshments along the route. If you wish to stay overnight whilst cycling Rallarvegen, we recommend that you book in advance. If you want to stay in contact with the nature, bring your tent along and sleep outside.

If you are staying in Flåm, you can take the train to Haugastøl or Finse to start your cycling trip. You can hire bikes at both Haugastøl or Finse, and from the tourist office in Flåm.

Season: Mid-July to September (subject to snow-free road conditions)

Start: Haugastøl or Finse (alternatively you can start from Hallingskeid)

Finish: Flåm or Voss  

Distances:
Haugastøl – Flåm: 80 kilometers
Finse – Flåm: 57 kilometers
Haugastøl – Voss: 108 kilometers

Duration: One or more days

Transportation: The Bergen Railway (operated by the Norwegian State Railways - NSB) and the Flåm Railway.

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Last updated:  2013-07-10
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Cycle Rallarvegen (the Old Navvies' Road) in Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway

Tour suggestions in Flåm

The Flåm Railway is a part of one of Norway's most popular round trips; Norway in a nutshell®.

Tour suggestions in Flåm

Source: Visitnorway

The Sognefjord area

The Sognefjord is Norway's longest fjord and one of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Top of the fjords

Almost a week is required for this trip where you visit the Jotunheimen Mountains, the Sognefjord and the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord.

What to do in Flåm

Go on a journey with the spectacular Flåm Railway and later explore the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Flåm is also perfect for hiking and cycling.

Attractions in the Sognefjord area

See several of Norway's most popular attractions, such as the Nærøyfjord, Urnes Stave Church, Flåm Railway and Vettisfossen Waterfall.

About Flåm

Flåm

Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1,308 metres deep Sognefjord.

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