The World’s Most Beautiful Train Journey 🚞

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Flåm Railway – The World’s Most Beautiful Train Journey 🚞

The Flåm Railway, or Flåmsbana, is considered to be one of Norway’s most important and spectacular tourist attractions, and it’s not difficult to see why.

Along with its fjords, Norway is a country famous for its wild and unspoiled landscapes, and The Flåm Railway, which can be enjoyed on our new 12-day Norway holiday, is the perfect way to take it all in!

Photograph credit: sverrehjornevik.com/Flåm AS

Throughout the journey from Flåm to Myrdal, you’ll enjoy a panorama of magnificent mountains covered in greenery and snow and shrouded in mystical clouds, rivers gushing through deep gorges, spectacular waterfalls leaping from the mountainsides, and remote Norwegian communities. It truly is an unforgettable journey.

As well as being described as the world’s most beautiful train journey, The Flåm Railway is also one of the steepest, with 80% of the journey at a gradient of 5.5%, taking you 867 metres above sea level to the Myrdal mountain station!

One of the highlights of this amazing journey is the stop at one of Norway’s most visited waterfalls, Kjossfossen, with its total fall of 738 feet! The sound of the water is thunderous as it cascades down.Keep an eye out for the legendary Huldra (a seductive forest creature in Scandinavian folklore) dancing and singing in front of the waterfall! 💃Not only can you experience the magnificent train journey itself, you can also visit The Flåm Railway Museum free of charge, to get an insight into the heritage of the railway, from its inception through to its painstaking construction, exploring the technical challenges and the talented people behind the impressive engineering works.

Join us on our brand new 12-day Norway & The Spectacular Fjords holiday to not only experience this unforgettable train journey, but also take in everything else the wonderful Scandinavian country has to offer!