Presenting some of Norway’s most breathtaking scenery, and one of the world’s most spectacular rail journeys.
The line between Flåm and Myrdal is only 12½ miles long but the journey takes up to 50 minutes. As you climb from 16 to 2,845 feet to Myrdal Station, there are 20 tunnels and one stop at the Kjosfoss Waterfall, where you may alight to take photographs before continuing your journey.
Changing trains at Myrdal, pass through the Gravhalsen Tunnel down to the Raundalen mountain valley to Voss, a well known tourist resort in both summer and winter. In Voss, relax over a buffet luncheon.
Have your camera ready - as your journey continues by coach, stopping at the Tvinde Waterfall, which cascades down the mountainside. Passing the Oppheim Lake, you will soon reach the serpentine bends known as Stalheimskleivane, the steepest road in Norway. On either side there are the Sivle and Stalheim Waterfalls. At the valley floor, the route follows the Nærøy River passing Gudvangen by the Nærøyfjord and then through the tunnels and back to Flåm.
Note: The walk to Flåm station takes five minutes. There are a few steps to access the train. The local guide is not permitted to give a commentary onboard the train, however a limited taped commentary will be provided from Myrdal to Flåm. You must remain seated on the train, as the journey can be bumpy. This tour involves several tunnels. The amount of water in the waterfalls varies depending on recent rainfall. There is an optional walk of five minutes to get a closer view of the Tvinde Waterfall.