We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Flam Railroad

In cooperation with: Visit Norway
Which Oslo hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Maryland
Level Contributor
33 posts
Save Topic
Flam Railroad

We have a rental car in Norway. Is it still worth taking the Flam Railroad trip or can you see essentially the same scenery by car? Thanks

Norway
Level Contributor
6 posts
47 reviews
Save Reply
11. Re: Flam Railroad

to AndybinLondon:

This would depend a bit on how used your kids are to steep slopes. Only the first bit after a couple of hundred metres from Myrdal (867 metres asl) is steep in particular, a height difference of around 300 metres down the mountainside to the bottom of the valley with 21 hairpin curves.

The road itself is graveled and fairly narrow but due to rain, snow, melting water etc. the condition isn't very good, and there are several mid-sized rocks there which may hamper a regular ride down. Indeed, it is recommended to get off your bike and walk down this part instead (which most people don't feel like doing anyway). The rest of the road doesn't have as steep slopes, it is more stretched out.

Be aware that the amount of hikers has increased over the years - it seems now as if it is more popular to hike than bike (although it is a bit of a walk - 21 km), so you may not want to turn it into a race track..

12. Re: Flam Railroad

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 10:16 pm, September 25, 2009