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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Like anything in Norway, the trainride is expensive. A roundtrip will set you back about 50 euros.

I was staying in Flåm with a group of friends and we were recommended the train as THE thing to do whilst there. But all it really is a trainride up the mountains and back. It takes you two hours and the photo-ops are limited unless you score a seat by a window that opens.

If you're travelling in Norway by car, don't bother. There are a lot more scenic views on the road than on this trip.

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There are these ridiculous mountain spirit dancers waiving around about halfway through when the train stops by a waterfall. It's absolutely pointless and I don't see how anyone would find it adding to their experience.

When in Flåm, I suggest you tour around the village, go kayaking or walking across the valley. Feel free to skip the train, you won't be missing out.

3  Thank theredone
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Visited Flam & like everyone intended to take a trip on the railway. Tried to book in advance, but this is only possible for groups of 10 or more. We had the opportunity to book in advance through the Thomson cruise but felt the cost was very high when compared to the actual cost of the train tickets. Arrived at the station reasonably early ( before 9.30) but found long queues and all trains for the day sold out before we reached the front. Therefore, unless you want to be disappointed you'll need to be ashore very early or bite the bullet and pay cruise prices. Your choice!

Thank seanandnic
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The trip up the mountain (18-20 km—depends where you decide to stop) has some amazing scenery: It includes one absolutely spectacular waterfall and several lesser ones as well as some fast running streams and other wonderful mountain vistas. The trip takes 55-60 minutes each way. If you are a hiker, you may choose to buy a one way ticket and hike down (allow at least 4 hours). Just one warning note—if you are not a hiker or explorer, there is little to do at the top beyond having a drink or lunch enjoying the scenery. NOTE: IF you take the train up and back and you wish to take pictures: GOING UP, try to ride the right side (i.e., facing toward the front of the train) in a seat facing forward at a window that opens. There are generally two of these windows on each side in each coach section. On the way down, do the same because this time the RIGHT side of the train will face down the mountain so you will see the other side. Both sides have boring stretches, but facing FORWARD permits you to see what is coming. This is particularly important if you wish to take photos.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

It was a magnificent journey especially from Mydal to Flam. The Kjosfossen was spectacular. The train actually stopped for about 5 or 10 mins to let passengers get off the train to take photos of this magnificent waterfall. There were so much to see along the way. I took so many photos and the power points on the train had come in handy for me to charge up the battery for my phone and camera.

Thank angedmd
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

It's not that easy to find this train or, I would imagine, to reserve space on it. It's packed with tours and most of the seats seemed designated as reserved. Still, if you can get on the train (or take a tour that gets you on the train), it's a lot of fun. (I believe one can take a tour out of Bergen, at the least, to get here.)

See picturesque gorges, waterfalls, mountains, and hold on for your balance as the train circles in on itself for several minutes within a lengthy cave. I want to emphasize: this is not a toy train, but a real train that had been used for actual transportation purposes at one time. But since Norway has for years been involved in an ongoing improvement of transportation across its difficult terrain, the Flam Railway now mostly serves as a tourist attraction worth taking in the fjord country above Bergen.

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