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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 to the high mountains at Myrdal Station. The journey displays the very best aspects of Western Norway's stunning scenery.
In the span of a brief hour, the train takes you from sea level at the Sognefjord in Flåm to the Myrdal mountain station at 867 metres above sea level. Myrdal is also a station on the Bergen Railway, which means that the Flåm Railway connects with trains running between Bergen and Oslo. For information on and tickets for connecting services on the Bergen Line, please visit NSB's website: www.nsb.no
The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest standard-gauge railway lines in the world, with 80% of the journey at a gradient of 5.5%. The train runs through spectacular scenery, alongside the Rallar Road, vertiginous mountainsides, foaming waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that, for many people, a single trip up and down is not enough.
National Geographic Traveler Magazine calls the Flåm Railway one of the top 10 train journeys in Europe while in 2014 Lonely Planet Traveller went even further, and named it the best train journeys in the world.
Myrdal is a small mountain train station. There is a café and a souvenir shop, which are open during the summer season.
No, Myrdal is not accessible by car.
Both sides of the train offer spectacular views of the valley.
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.
It takes about 5 - 6 hours to walk and 2 - 3 hours to cycle down to Flaam.