Flamsbana - The most beautiful train journey in the world

The Flamsbana from the fjords to the mountaintop
The Flaam Railway from the mountain to the fjords

Flamsbana is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. 

Flamsbana is one of the steepest trainlines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has a gradient of 5.5%

The train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean. 

Myrdal is also a station on the Bergen railway, which means that Flamsbana corresponds with the trains on the Oslo - Bergen line. 

National Geographic Traveler Magazine has named the Flam Railway as one of the top 10 train journeys in Europe and Lonely Planet named it the best train journey in the world in 2014. 

To know more about Flamsbana history, timetables and prices click here

Frequently asked questions

What is the cost of a round-trip ticket?

Please see here for a complete price list for Flamsbana. 

What are the departure times for the Flam railway?

Please see a complete timetable for the Flam railway here

Can I buy tickets for 2 persons in advance?

Yes, you can buy tickets on the train station in Flam or using our online booking. Tickets for people traveling in correspondence with the Bergen railway have to purchase their tickets via www.nsb.no or NSB customer service. The telephone for the NSB customer service hotline is 0047 815 00 888

What is there to do in Myrdal?

Myrdal is a small mountain station with a cafe and souvenir shop in the station during the summer, as well as the possibility of accommodation at Myrdal Fjellstove (Myrdal Mountain Lodge). 

See also

Fjord Cruise with Flåmsbana

Fjord Cruise with Flåmsbana

Experience the most beautiful fjord in the world and a journey on the Flam Railway on the same day! This combination gives you the lowest priced alternative. 

Fjord Cruise Nærøyfjorden

Flam - Gudvangen - Flam, multiple departures each day. 

Flamsbana

Flam - Myrdal - Flam, departure 18:40 or 17:30

Train journey and Historical Hotel

Train journey and Historical Hotel

Combine a historical room at the Fretheim Hotel with one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Summer evenings gives you the opportunity for a beautiful and relaxing journey on the Flam railway. 

Flåmsbana on a summer evening. 

Departures at 19:45 - 21:45

Stay in one of the historical rooms at the Fretheim Hotel

Breakfast

From NOK 1295,- per person in a double-room. 

Fjord Cruise Nærøyfjord, roundtrip

Fjord Cruise Nærøyfjord, roundtrip

Join in a fjord cruise and experience one of the most beautiful and popular fjord areas in Norway, the UNESCO world heritage area in the Nærøy fjord. The round-trip with boat has multiple departures each day. 

Departure from     Flåm or Gudvangen

Accessibility          Boat & Bus

Departure time     Multiple departures per day

Duration               2,5 - 4,5 hours. 

Suitable for           Everyone 

 

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From NOK 380,-