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The Flåm Railway

The Flåm Railway, Flåmsbana in Norwegian, is frequently named one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. Ride it yourself and see why so many people find the experience so memorable!
Flam Railway - Norway's most scenic railway is part of the famous tour the Norway in a nutshell® | Fjord Tours
The Flåm Railway is a train journey unlike any you have taken before. One of the steepest rail journeys in the world runs between Myrdal, high up in the mountains, and through scenic valleys all the way down to the fjord village of Flåm. ©Paal Audestad - www.fjordtours.com

Highlights on the Flåm Railway

  • One of the world's steepest railway journeys 
  • Scenic views of high mountains
  • Waterfalls, lush forests, and quaint farms
  • A photostop at Kjosfossen waterfall
This scenic railway takes you past snow-capped mountains and waterfalls. It’s also renowned for its spectacular tunnels that wind through the mountains. One of the steepest lines in the world, Flåmsbana is a historic railway featuring original carriages.
Sognefjord in a Nutshell - Flåmsbana Myrdal- Flåm, Norway
Be ready for an exciting experience when the train stops at Kjosfossen, the biggest waterfall on the journey. Look closely and you may even catch a glimpse of a huldra, a mythical creature with an incredible singing voice.
Woman singing by the Kjosfossen waterfall
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Flåm, Norway

Combined with The Bergen Railway and Fjord Cruise

The Flåm Railway is included on both our legendary Norway in a Nutshell® tour and the Sognefjord in a Nutshell™ tour — two enchanting ways to see Norway. Both packages also include an unforgettable fjord cruise.

Experience more with Norway in a Nutshell®

Our most popular tour shows you the very best of Norway. See the stunning UNESCO-listed fjords. Ride the Bergen Railway and the Flåm Railway, two of the world's most scenic railway lines. The tour includes a visit to several traditional villages, where it's well worth spending an extra night. You can take the tour in a single day, but we recommend taking longer to experience even more.


  • Incredible scenery
  • A fjord cruise on the magnificent Nærøyfjord
  • The scenic Bergen Railway and the historic Flåm Railway
  • The quaint villages of Flåm and Gudvangen
  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, Voss, Geilo, or Flåm
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Experience Norway in a Nutshell® - winter tour

Explore the very best of Norway — in winter. See the stunning UNESCO-listed fjords in unique blue winter light, lined with snow-capped mountain peaks covered in snow! Visit traditional villages (without the summer crowds), where it's well worth spending an extra night. Experience historic and scenic railway journeys through beautiful scenery, and more.


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Experience more with Sognefjord in a Nutshell™

Enjoy a fjord cruise on the spectacular Sognefjord, the second longest fjord in the world. Experience two of the world’s most beautiful train rides, the Flåm Railway and Bergen Railway.
The trip can be completed in a single day but is best when combined with an overnight stay in Flåm or Balestrand.


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Experience Sognefjord in a Nutshell™ - winter tour

Enjoy a fjord cruise on the Sognefjord, the second longest fjord in the world. You will also experience the special Norwegian winter landscape on the scenic Flåmsbana and the famous Bergen Railway. This 2 day tour requires an overnight stay in the charming fjordvillage Sogndal. Don’t miss the majestic mountains covered in snow as you journey through the quiet and peaceful Nordic winter.


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The best things to do in Flåm

Book an exciting activity as part of your Nutshell tour or as a stand-alone booking. Check out our exciting collection below!