The Flåm Railway

About The Flåm Railway

Experience the Flåm Railway – the amazing train journey from the Myrdal high mountain station on the Bergen Line down to Flåm Station in the innermost Aurlandsfjord.

The world's most beautiful train journey

The Flåm Railway is considered to be one of Norway's most important and spectacular tourist attractions. Every year, this amazing railway line attracts visitors from around the world, and in 2014 Lonely Planet named it the world's more beautiful train journey...

The line between Myrdal and Flåm is open throughout the year. The trip on the Flåm Railway provides a panorama of some of the wildest and most magnificent Norwegian mountain scenery at any time of the year. You will see rivers slicing their way through deep gorges, waterfalls leaping off steep mountainsides with snow-covered mountain peaks, as well as mountain farms clinging tenaciously to steep slopes. Down at the bottom, you can enjoy the scenic cultural landscape of the Flåm Valley and admire beautiful Aurlandsfjord. Aurlandsfjord is a branch of Sognefjord, the world's longest fjord...

Engineering skills

No other standard-gauge railway in the world is as steep as the Flåm Railway. This 20-km line has a height difference of 866 metres, making an average gradient of 1 in 18. The horseshoe tunnel spiralling in and out of the mountain is a testimony to the most audacious and skilful feat of engineering in the history of Norwegian railways...

The trip on the Flåm Railway is for everyone, whether on a family holiday or an activity holiday. The Flåm Railway can be combined with a walk or a cycle tour along the Rallar Road – which promises unforgettable experiences for all!  ..

Frequently asked questions

[Flamsbana] Can I buy a ticket for the Flam Railway at Myrdal?

No, Myrdal train station does not have a ticket office. For information about the Oslo - Bergen line please contact NSB on www.nsb.no or via phone on +47 6105 1910 if you are calling from outside of Norway. If you are calling from Norway please call 81500888

[Flamsbana] Which is the best side to sit on the train?

Both sides of the train offer spectacular views of the valley.

[Flamsbana] Is the Flam Railway station far from the ferry habor?

No the ferry habor is only 20 meters from the train station.

[Flamsbana] How long does it take to walk or cycle from Myrdal to Flaam?

It takes about 5 - 6 hours to walk and 2 - 3 hours to cycle down to Flaam. 

[Flamsbana] If I purchase a round-trip ticket, can I get off at any of the stations along the journey?

There will be a 5 minute stop at Kjosfossen waterfall where you will be able to get off the train and take pictures. If you book a round-trip ticket there will also be a stop in Myrdal, which will last approximately 10 minutes. It is also possible to get off the train in Myrdal.

See also

The Flåm Railway

The Flåm Railway

The Flåm Railway has been named one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway. The train runs from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up...

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Historical information

Historical information

The Flåm Railway, which runs through the narrow and beautiful Flåm Valley, is viewed as a marvel of Norwegian engineering. Read more about the history of the Flåm Railway here.

Flåm to Myrdal

Flåm to Myrdal

The Flåm Railway offers great variety: From stunning fjord landscape down at sea level to wild mountains with snow-capped peaks. Through lush pastures and historical traditions dating back to pagan times.

Prices

Prices

Are you travelling one-way or on a round trip? Are you a Eurail/Interrail pass holder? The Flåm Railway year-round fares are available here.