Flåm Railway

An incredible feat of Norwegian engineering, the magnificent Flåm Railway was rated the “best train journey in the world” by Lonely Planet in 2014. Construction began in 1924 on this impressive rail route spanning nearly 13 miles between Myrdal and Flåm, and it opened to the public on August 1, 1940.

A branch of the Bergen Line—the result of the desire to link Norway’s two largest cities, Oslo and Bergen—the majestic Flåm Railway joins the main line with Sognefjord. Running through the lush valley of Flåmsdalen between Flåm and the spectacular mountain plateau of Myrdal, the line features one bridge, stops at nine train stations each with a unique, spectacular vista, and travels through no fewer than 20 tunnels.

Enjoy stunning, dramatic views of snowcapped mountains, cascading waterfalls like the awe‑inspiring Kjofossen, picturesque hamlets and unique rock formations along the alpine route between Flåm and Myrdal—the steepest standard‑gauge railway track in Europe, with an impressive elevation difference
of 2835 feet between the two cities.

Train Specifications
  • Officers and Crew: European
  • Maximum Elevation: 2841 feet above sea level
  • Bridges/Tunnels: 1/20
  • Maximum Speed: 40 mph

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