The Flåm Railway – one of the world's most beautiful train journeys

The Flåm Railway is one of the world's most spectacular train journeys – with panoramic views of some of the wildest and most majestic scenery of the fjord landscape.

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One of the world's steepest railway lines

The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest standard track railway lines in the world. The journey runs through spectacular scenery alongside Rallar Road,vertiginous mountainsides, foaming waterfalls, and through 20 tunnels. The trip offers so many viewpoints that, for many people, a single trip up and down is not enough.

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 Railway, please visit NSB's website:

Crowned the world's best train journey

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 journey in the world.

For more information about the Flåm Railway timetable, fares and history, click here.

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

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

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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From NOK 550,-
Walk or cycle the Flåm Valley

Walk or cycle the Flåm Valley

Explore the Flåm Valley on foot or from the saddle! Combine the stunning Flåm Railway train journey with an idyllic walk down the verdant Flåm Valley. The path follows the last section of the popular Rallar Road, ending ba...

The package includes:

  • One-way ticket on the Flåm Railway
  • A map of the Flåm Valley is available at the Flåm Customer Centre, or you can download a here.

Length: 20 km
Difficulty: medium

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From NOK 390,-