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Why Have a Ride on the Flamsbana Railway

Everybody knows that Norway is home to just jaw-dropping scenery with majestic mountains, crystal blue fjords, and roaring waterfalls. So if you are a true nature lover, your trip to Norway definitely can’t do without a ride along the famous Flamsbana Railway.

Often labeled as “the most scenic railroad in the world”, Flamsbana connects the villages of Myrdal and Flam. The railroad was opened in 1939 though the construction works began in 1924.

The building was complicated by cutting the 18 mountain tunnels which were performed manually. But gradually, the engineers’ efforts borne their fruit and now we have the railway that has no equals in the whole world.

The spectacular train ride covers the distance of 20 km (12.5 miles). During the 1,5-hour journey, you enjoy the wild, unspoiled nature with scenic mountain landscapes, high peaks, gorges, cascading waterfalls, the beautiful Aurlandsfjord (a branch of Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjord) and charming tiny villages which make the trip simply unforgettable regardless the season.

The stunning ride ends in Myrdal, a station village located 867 meters (2844 ft) above the sea level.

In summer and autumn, you also have a nice opportunity to combine the train ride with hiking or a bike ride around the supernatural Norwegian surroundings. Already thrilled to get such an experience?

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