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Winter landscape in the Flåm valley with a train descending next to the river.
A woman wearing a hat looking out of the window on the Flåm railway near houses in a winter landscape.
Kjosfossen waterfall illuminated by purple light in the dark.
Cyclists on the Navvies’ road alongside the Flåm Railway and Flåm river. Blue sky and forest covered mountains.
View inside Flamsbana passing the river bend parallel with the road in a lush mountain landscape
Flamsbana passing the 'Steinshølen' fishing ground
A person takes picture of the old Flam village centre through a window on the Flam Railway
Old Flam village centre
View from inside a Flåmsbana carriage as an oncoming train passes at Berekvam station
Trains passing at Berekvam station
Couple looking at the 'Vetleøya' rock in the Flam river on the Flam railway
The Flåm river at 'Vetleøya'
Cyclists on the Rallarvegen in the Flåm Valley waiting for a train to pass
Two cyclists descending the Flåm Valley. Between railway tracks and the river.
A couple smiling at each other in front of Kjosfossen waterfall during the summer.
Tourists outside the Flåm railway at Myrdal station. Red station building and snow-patched mountains.
Cyclists on a gravel road next to the blue and white Flåm river.
Autumn coloured landscape in the Flåm Valley.

The Flåm Railway

The Flåm Railway has been described as 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 features the finest aspects of the stunning scenery of Western Norway.
Ticket information: Roundtrip with immediate return

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A train descending the Flåm Railway, next to the blue river. Surrounded by green forest.

The Flåm Railway: Flåm–Myrdal–Flåm

Over the course of one hour, the train takes you from sea level at the Aurlandsfjord in Flåm to Myrdal mountain station, situated 867 metres above sea level. Myrdal is also on the Bergen Line, meaning the Flåm Railway connects with trains running between Bergen and Oslo.

From the comfort of a vintage train compartment, you can enjoy the changing scenery of the Flåm Valley. Before ascending into the more impassable sections of the valley, the train runs through agricultural landscapes, the old Flåm village centre and the old church. The sparkling blue river follows the railway for large parts of the trip, and you will pass small farms in locations you’d think no one could live.

The train takes a five-minute photo stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall where you can disembark and go out onto the platform. Watch out for Huldra – a beautiful mythological creature with long hair wearing a red dress!

A train between two tunnels on a snowy, steep mountainside

Famous worldwide

The National Geographic Traveler Magazine calls the Flåm Railway one of the top 10 train journeys in Europe while in 2014, Lonely Planet went even further and called it the best train journey in the world. It is a true bucket list experience when visiting Norway, and by far one of the most popular tourist attractions.

Cyclists next to the Flåm Railway descending the Rallar Road during the summer.

Amazing feat of engineering

Construction of the railway started in 1923 and was completed in 1940. It is said to be one of the greatest engineering feats in Norway. The 20-km long railway line is one of the steepest standard gauge lines in the world, with 80% of the journey running on a gradient of 5.5%. There are no less than 20 tunnels, 18 of which were built by hand. One of the tunnels even takes a 180 degree turn inside the mountain.

The train runs alongside a construction road that was built to transport materials from the fjord to the mountains when the Bergen Line was built around 1900. The construction road is known as the Rallar Road or Navvies’ Road and these days is a popular cycling route from Finse to Flåm.

A man and a woman looking and smiling at each other in front of Kjosfossen. Green forest next to the waterfall.

Fun facts

  • The Flåm Railway is 20 km long
  • It has 20 tunnels
  • It took 20 years to build
  • Approx. cost NOK 20 million (when completed in 1940)
  • The Nåli tunnel (approx. 1,300 metres) between Kårdal and Pinnalia took 11 years to build

One way tickets

For combined travels with The Flåm Railway and The Bergen (Oslo) Line, please purchase your ticket at www.vy.no/en

* Flåm - Myrdal (Vatnahalsen). You can use the 'Hike or Bike the Flåm Valley' activity if you only want to travel one way with The Flam Railway. These tickets are only for departures from Flåm, stopping at Vatnahalsen and Myrdal station.

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