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The Flam Railway

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Address: Flamsbana 5742, Flam 5742, Norway
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$401.32*
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Self-Guided Norway Tour: Oslo to Bergen
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Organizations can learn to handle large groups well or they can let the process break down into chaos. The Flamsbana train staff handle things very very well...from the ticketing... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2015
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

Organizations can learn to handle large groups well or they can let the process break down into chaos. The Flamsbana train staff handle things very very well...from the ticketing, queuing, seating, and the train rides themselves, this is a well run entity. The base stations have all the necessary amenities and the trains are spotless. Riders feel safe and appreciated.... More 

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Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We read about this trip between Myrdal and Flam as one of the best train rides in the world. Having taken the ride I believe this is an overstatement. The ride takes about an hour but almost half of the time you are going through tunnels and dont see anything. The views are nice but not spectacular. The views on... More 

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Reviewed September 20, 2015

On our recent tour if Norway, part of the trip involved travelling on the Flam railway. Views were spectacular, would recommend this as part of any trip to Norway,

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Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Flam was one of our stops on our cruise, fantastic place. We had a great time on the train, with lots of great information. Views were amazing!!

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2015

We got this railway from Voss to Flam, it felt like travelling across multiply continents with the constant changing of weather/conditions. There's a stop half way up so you can see a spectacular waterfall with a little surprise. Throughout the journey a history lesson is played on the screens, I definitely recommend paying attention.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed September 20, 2015

It is an old train that makes the trip between Flam and Voss, in the fiords area. Very nice view of the nature that is around. It is a must if you visit Norway!

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Reviewed September 19, 2015

Took the round trip train ride from Flam to Myrdral on a week day. The train was not crowded on the way to Myrdal, there were lots of opportunities to take photos from either side of the car. On the return, the train picked up a large number of passengers traveled from Oslo. The mobility to move around in the... More 

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Reviewed September 17, 2015

I took the Flam railway as part of the Norway in a Nutshell tour. It's an old train going between Flam and Myrdal, offering spectacular views along the way. In early September it was fairly full but not over-crowded. Seats are not reserved, but people were directed towards different wagons by the conductor. I guess there are different wagons for... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

We came into Flam via cruise ship and booked this tour through the cruise ship. First we took a bus to Voss, had lunch then took two trains back to Flam. The Flam train stopped at one of the best waterfalls I’ve ever seen and everyone was allowed to get off the train to take pictures. All in all it... More 

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Reviewed September 16, 2015

We did the Flam Railway as part of the Norway in a Nutshell package, connecting between Flam (at the end of our fjord boat ride) and the railway to Oslo at Myrdal. Therefore, we went uphill. It was a spectacular ride, with stunning views of mountains, waterfalls and rivers. At one point, the train stopped and let us out for... More 

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