Train & Hike

  • Port

    Flam, Norway

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Only 12½ miles long, the legendary Flåm Railway runs from Flåm Station at sea level to Myrdal Station at an elevation of more than 2,800 feet asl. You'll pass through the line's longest tunnel at Naali and when you emerge, the stunning vista of Myrdalsberg Mountain is revealed. The railway is built on four levels to climb its thousand-foot ascent. Once at the top, you are able to view the three other levels below.

Stop at Kjosfossen waterfall and briefly disembark for a photo opportunity at this spectacular 300-foot-tall waterfall.

The penultimate station on the line is Vatnahalsen, where you'll disembark for a refreshment break at the Vatnahalsen Hotel. From here, set out on a hike, trekking downhill through the many hairpin bends as you make your way back to the valley floor.

Follow the river past Kaardal Farm and a lovely waterfall. The highest-elevation farm in the valley, Kaardal is used only during the summer months. This is a reasonably common practice in Norway. Continue on through unspoiled nature, enjoying the fresh air and the charming birdsong. Halfway between Myrdal and Flåm is Blomheller Station, where you re-board the train for the ride back to Flåm.

Notes:

Total walking distance is approximately six miles. Wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes. The terrain is somewhat uneven during the first part of the hike. This is a demanding hike, mostly downhill on gravel and uneven ground. Please realistically assess your physical fitness and ability prior to booking, as the walk is uphill, over unpaved, rough walking tracks with many steps. Minimum age is 12 years. Bring hiking sticks.