The train runs from the end of the Aurlandsfjord, a fjord arm to the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal Station. Myrdal is also connected to Bergensbana, making it easy to combine with trains from/to Oslo or Bergen. During the trip you meet beautiful and lush nature, farms, waterfalls and rivers. The train takes a five minute break at the spectacular Kjosfossen so you can take a picture and enjoy the breathtaking waterfall. The actual train ride lasts a total of 1-2 hours, depending on whether you are going to ride the return trip or not.
The train journey is 20 km long, has 20 tunnels, took 20 years to build and it cost about 20 million. 18 of the tunnels were dug out by hand, and each meter took about a month to dig before it was ready in the year of 1940. Flåmsbana is therefore an important part of Norway's history.
Tickets start at 500 kroner. You also get access to the Flåm Railway Museum included in the ticket. The museum shows old construction equipment and construction materials from the construction of Flåmsbana and Bergensbana. Tickets can be ordered here .
If you want to combine the train journey with an unforgettable bike ride, you can take the train from Flåm up to Myrdal and cycle down again from there. From there you get to experience the last 20 km of Norway's most spectacular cycle route: Rallarvegen. The cycle route is available from May to October.
Flåmsbana takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful nature with waterfalls, rivers and farms along the way. It's no coincidence it's been named the world's best train ride.Link to google maps