If you’re heading to Norway, chances are that you’re a huge fan of all things related to nature, and taking a ride on the renowned Flåmsbana train line, widely recognized as one of the world’s most breathtaking and scenic railway lines, will be an unforgettable experience.
Throughout your journey on the Flåm Railway, you’ll be whisked through a handful of tunnels carved into the mountains, through lush green landscapes dotted with snow covered hills and past large, cascading waterfalls.
You’ll begin your trip at Myrdal station and end it at the scenic village of Flåm, which is nestled in the majestic Sognefjord. Myrdal station can be reached from both Oslo and Bergen, and tickets can be booked on Norway’s rail website NSB.
This train ride will definitely be one of the highlights of your trip to Norway, and you’ll be absolutely blown away with the scenery that awaits behind every twist and turn. The route is especially noteworthy due to the number of waterfalls you pass along the way; the Kjosfossen waterfall, at which the train makes a stop, so there is plenty of time to get out, stretch your legs and take photos. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of an actress playing the part of a Huldra, the dancing and singing wood nymph that lives by the waterfall.
The Flåmsbana train travels along the track at approximately forty kilometres an hour and has large windows that fully open, allowing passengers to lean out, inhale the fresh air and snap some photos of the surroundings, without having to worry about smudged glass or blatant reflections.
After approximately one hour, you’ll start to make your way into the picturesque village of Flåm. The train comes to a halt and you’ll immediately be greeted with the sight of large, emerald green mountains and the stunning Sognefjord. If only all train rides could be as beautiful and breathtaking as the Flåmsbana.