A highly recommended addition to the Bergen Railway is the Flåm Railway, which connects the Bergen Railway with the fjords. The Flåm Railway runs every day from the mountain station of Myrdal to the fjord village of Flåm.
The train journey starts from a height of almost 900 metres above sea level and passes through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides. There is no steeper railway in the world running on normal gauge over a long distance. Half way down the Flåm Railway the train makes a photo stop at the impressive Kjosfossen waterfall.
Once you reach Flåm you can continue by boat along the Norwegian fjords, past a number of fjord villages and eventually Bergen.
The Bergen Railway is one of the world's most scenic train journeys, and connects Norway's two largest cities: Oslo and Bergen. The train ride takes about seven hours and passes spectacular scenery of forests, farmland, waterfalls, mountains and villages.
The most impressive stretch is the Hardangervidda, Europe's largest mountain plateau, and the highest point, Finse, is located at 1,222 metres above sea level. The Bergen Railway can be experienced daily all year, and every season has its own beauty.
Authentic Scandinavia AS is a dedicated Norwegian tour operator offering package tours throughout Norway. The most popular tours are the independent rail tours, which are self-guided, eco-friendly package tours, where travel is by public transport, including train, boat and/or bus. Travelling by public transportation in Norway is both fun and easy. You will experience the majestic Norwegian scenery as you travel comfortably by train, boat and bus between interesting and even remote mountain, coastal and fjord locations, thus giving you the possibility to combine Norwegian city life with unique nature experiences. The majority of the independent rail tours include both the Bergen and Flåm railways.
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According to ancient legend, the name Norway comes from the old norse word Norðrvegr, which means “the way north”, a name given to this long and craggy coast because it was largely ice-free in the wintertime.