The Flåm Railway

Discover The Flåm Railway - the most beautiful train journey in the world.

The Flåm Railway

Discover The Flåm Railway - the most beautiful train journey in the world.

The Flam Railway (Flåmsbana) is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The 20 km-long train ride took 20 years and is one of the steepest standard gauge railway lines in the world.

To make the most of your journey here, you can add a Norway in a Nutshell® experience with a cruise on UNESCO protected fjords and a trip on another legendary scenic railway, the Bergen railway. You can start and end the trip according to your own convenience.


Combined with The Bergen Railway and Fjord Cruise


From Bergen to Flåm

When taking a fjord exploration tour from Bergen, Flåm is usually part of the itinerary. You’ll travel on the Bergen railway to the city of Voss. Here you’ll embark on a bus that takes you through some stunning twists and turns before arriving in the Gudvangen village. The final leg of the trip is an unforgettable fjord cruise to Flåm.

From Oslo to Flåm

If you start your trip to Flåm in the capital you’ll experience an epic journey on the Bergen railway westward across the mountains to the Myrdal Tain station, where the Flåm Railway is waiting to take you on a much shorter, but certainly no less memorable train ride down to Flåm!


Facts about the Flåm Railway

The railway is one considered to be one of Norway's major and most thrilling tourist attractions and the train journey provides some of the countrys wildest and most awe inspiring scenery. On the 20 km-long train ride that operates between Myrdal and Flåm, you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes. 

The Flam Railway makes a photo stop at the beautiful Kjosfossen waterfall. The twisting tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain bear witness to the most daring and skilled engineering in Norwegian railway history and is truly a sight to behold. The end stop of the railway is the small picturesque village of Flåm, situated innermost in the Aurlandsfjord, an arm of the 204-km long and up to 1308 metre deep Sognefjord.

Flåmsbana in numbers:

  • 20-km-long train ride
  • 20 years of construction to complete the line
  • 20 tunnels, 18 of which is built by hand
  • There are 11 stations along the track
  • The maximum gradient on the line is 5.5 percent
  • Trial operations started in 1940 with small steam locomotives
  • The end station of Flåm is nestled in the innermost corner of the Aurlandsfjord.