Awaiting Your Return From Shore
Flåm is the
destination of the 12-mile branch line of the train from Myrdal, a 50-minute
ride that plummets nearly 3,000 feet into the Flåm Valley. The tiny village
lies at the end of the Aurlandsfjord, amid meadows and orchards, surrounded
by towering mountains.
A trip on the famous Flåm Railway is a thrilling experience. Its track took
four years to complete, leading through breathtaking mountain scenery, past
cascading waterfalls and through hand-dug tunnels. At one point the train
travels through a reverse tunnel in order to negotiate a gradient of nearly
a thousand feet, making it one of the steepest anywhere in the world.
Wisely, the train is equipped with five separate sets of brakes, each
capable of bringing it to a stop. It operates year-round a great tourist
attraction during the summer and a local lifeline during the deep winter
Tiny Flåm can get very crowded with train travelers and tourists from ferry
boats that ply between here and Gudvangen. Strolling around the few souvenir
shops or a walk in the picturesque Aurland Valley are popular pastimes.
Guests who departed the ship in Gudvangen on the overland excursion will
rejoin here in Flam.
Awaiting Your Return
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