Experience the Flaam Railway in Fjord Norway


Experience the Flaam Railway – the amazing rail journey between the high-mountain station at Myrdal on the Bergen Line down to Flaam Station innermost in the Aurlandfjord.

When the main railway between Oslo and Bergen – Bergensbanen – was opened in 1909, the building of a branch line from high mountain down to the famous Sognefjord remained. In order to assure this important transport route, the construction of the Flaam Railway began in 1920 and the work was to take 20 years to complete.

There are no railway lines of the adhesion type anywhere in the world steeper than the Flaam Railway. The gradient is 55/1000 on almost 80% of the line, i.e. a gradient of one in eighteen. The twisting tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain are manifestations of the most daring and skilful engineering in Norwegian railway history.

This exciting stretch of railway line attracts tourists from all over the world every year, making the Flaam Railway one of Norway’s most popular as well as spectacular tourist attractions.

You will experience some of Norway’s wildest and most magnificent scenery on the 20 km-long train ride. You will see snow-clad peaks, the river cutting through deep gorges, waterfalls cascading off steep mountainsides and mountain farms clinging to precipitous slopes.

At the bottom, you can enjoy the scenic landscape of the Flaam valley and admire the lovely Aurlandfjord, an offshoot of the Sognefjord, which is the longest in the world.

Flaam in one of the most popular cruise destinations in Norway.

Norwegian name: Flåmsbanen.
Location: Flaam, Norway.
Address: N-5742 Flaam, Norway
Telephone: +47 57 63 14 03.