Video Wednesday: Norway – Flåm Mountain Railway

The Flåm Line (Norwegian: Flåmsbana) is a 20.2-kilometer (12.6 mi) long railway line between Myrdal and Flåm in Aurland, Norway.

Linked from YouuTube channel prsw100

A branch line of the Bergen Line, it runs  from Myrdal through the valley of Flåmsdalen and connects the mainline with the village Flåm on the Sognefjord. The line’s elevation difference is 863 meters (2,831 ft); it has ten stations, twenty tunnels and one bridge. The maximum gradient is 5.5 percent (1:18). Because of its steep gradient and picturesque nature, the Flåm Line is now almost exclusively a tourist service and has become the third-most visited tourist attraction in Norway (Wikipedia).

Read more about this attraction at the Visit Flåm website.

3 thoughts on “Video Wednesday: Norway – Flåm Mountain Railway

  • June 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Tusen takk for posting this video, Martin. It is excellent. We are taking this trip and it gave me a perfect idea of what it will be like from start to finish. He was such a good narrator, I wondered if he does it for a living – narrating audio books or other videos. I hope we have his wonderful weather.

  • June 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Martin, I am so happy that you posted this. My son and I took that trip as part of the Norway In A Nutshell in 2015. Our description to our family could not begin to do it justice. Now we can let them “ride along” with us. That big waterfall was one of the highlights.

  • June 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Kay and Judyth; I am truly happy that you enjoyed the video. I have not taken this railroad myself. I look forward to get Your impressions Kay, when we meet in July.


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