The Rallar Road

The Rallarvegen from the mountaintops to the fjord
The Rallar road from the mountain to the fjords

Enjoy one of the most popular and picturesque cycle routes in the Norwegian mountains. 

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From Haugastøl to Flåm

The Rallar Road, across Hardangervidda, follows the Bergen Railway from Haugastøl via Finse, Hallingskeid, Myrdal down to Flåm. This is a thrilling and spectacular cycle route that starts in the high mountains, 1,000 metres above sea level at Haugastøl, rises to more than 1,300 metres above sea level, and then descends right down to the fjord and sea.

An historic road

Originally, the Rallar Road was a construction and transport route laid for the building of the Bergen Railway in 1895-1902. The Haugastøl – Finse – Hallingskeid – Myrdal/Flåm stretch offers outstandingly beautiful scenery and cultural heritage from one of Norway's largest construction projects. A good option is to combine the cycle trip with a visit to the Rallar Museum at Finse and the Lengthman's Cottage at Fagernut, which serves Rallar waffles and a Sluskesuppe, inspired by the navvies' coarse soup.

Many people cycle from Finse to Flåm, which makes a nice day trip. The last 20 km from Myrdal descend the Flåm Valley, world famous for the Flåm Railway and its amazing waterfalls. The 865 metre difference in elevation shows the contrast between high mountain and life in the settlements close to the fjord. This stretch is an attractive route if you do not want to cycle the entire Rallar Road.

When is it best to cycle the Rallar Road? 

The cycling season is short and varies in line with the snow conditions. If you wish to cycle early in the summer, you can split the trip into Hallingskeid to Flåm.

Rallarvegen kartClick the image to view it in a larger format

Frequently asked questions

[Myrdal] How long does it take to bike from Myrdal to Flåm?

The road is 20km long as it will take roughly 2 - 3 hours by bicycle. 

[Myrdal] When does the biking season start from Myrdal?

The season usually goes from June 1st to the 30th of September, depending on snow conditions. 

See also

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

Book train tickets here:

From NOK 360,-