The Flåm Railway and Café Rallaren
Take a break from the outdoor majesty of the railway's highest point. Coffee and delicious homemade pancakes awaits you at Café Rallaren at Myrdal Station. There is where the Flåm Railway and the Bergen Line meet, at 866 metres above sea level.
The package includes:
- Return trip on the Flåm Railway, with fixed departure from/to Flåm.
- A coffee/tea and a homemade pancake
Duration: about 3 hours
The world's most beautiful train journey
The stunning trip on the Flåm Railway from Flåm deep in the Aurlandsfjord up to the high mountains at Myrdal Station is a unique train journey: the rise of 866 metres in 20 kilometres represents a gradient of 1 in 18.
The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest standard-gauge railways in the world, and runs through a number of tunnels to wind its way up the mountain. The journey up the valley sides takes about 60 minutes. The train runs slowly and stops at the most spectacular sights.
Café Rallaren is a cozy, family-owned café in the mountains, where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee and a delicious homemade pancake. The premises contain many antiques, old pictures and equipment used in the café in the distant past.
From ancient times, Myrdal was a high-pasture farm for the Flåm Valley farmers. It was off the beaten track and unknown to the outside world. In the late 19th century, when the Bergen Line opened, Myrdal acquired a new significance. From a forgotten secluded mountain valley, it became the centre of the country's biggest construction project. At its height, there were 110 permanent residents. There was a simple church and the school was built in 1920. The restaurant at Myrdal opened in 1909, in the same premises now used by Café Rallaren. Today, Myrdal has no permanent residents.
Frequently asked questions
- [Flamsbana] Which is the best side to sit on the train?
Both sides of the train offer spectacular views of the valley.
- [Flamsbana] What can we do in Myrdal?
Myrdal is a small mountain train station. There is a café and a souvenir shop, which are open during the summer season.
- [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] Can I drive to Myrdal
No, Myrdal is not accessible by car.