The Flam Railway

Approximately 3 Hours 15 minutes
Easy Activity  Snack 

Flåm is located in the innermost part of the 127-mile-long Sognefjord.

Embark the Flåm Railway -- a masterpiece of engineering climbing from sea level to 2,800 feet, crossing back and forth over rivers and through 20 tunnels.

At the overwhelming Kjosfossen Waterfall, you can leave the train to take some pictures.

Leave the train again at Vatnahalsen and walk the approximately 300 feet to the Vatnahalsen Mountain Hotel. Coffee or tea and homemade waffles with sour cream and jam have been prepared for you. Relax and feel free to walk around in the beautiful natural surroundings.

After 60 to 90 minutes to wander and explore, you'll re-board the train for the return ride to Flåm.


Wear warm clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Due to limited availability of guides in Flåm, only one guide will accompany the train ride. The time at the Vatnahalsen Hotel is determined by the train schedule and will vary. The rail stations are open air and have no facilities. The Flåm train is not exclusive to Holland America Line guests.


This excursion is led in English