|Journey On A Flam Railway Tour
|Laura Radford, Travel Writer
DISCOVER ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST SCENIC RAIL JOURNEYS - THE FLAM RAILWAY
Norway is known for its stunning landscapes, majestic fjords, and awe-inspiring natural beauty, and among the many wonders of this Scandinavian gem is the Flam Railway (Flåmsbana), an engineering marvel that takes passengers on a thrilling and picturesque journey through some of the most breathtaking vistas in the world.
A FASCINATING HISTORY
The Flam Railway was constructed between 1924 and 1940 to connect the remote village of Flam, situated at the end of the Aurlandsfjord, with the main Bergen-Oslo railway line. Its main purpose was to improve transportation and make it easier to transport goods and passengers between the mountainous regions and the coastal areas of Norway.
This true masterpiece of engineering conquered many obstacles. The track covers a total distance of around 20km, its elevation difference is a whopping 863m and it has 10 stations, 20 tunnels and one bridge as well as some hairpin bends - this all helps to make it one of the steepest standard gauge railways in the world! One of the many reasons why it is a ‘must-do’ Norway rail holiday!
A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF INCREDIBLE NATURAL WONDERS
When the Flåmsbana passes by the Kjosfossen Waterfall, the train makes a thrilling stop, allowing you to step off and marvel at this spectacular 93m high waterfall, shrouded in a mythical atmosphere. It is considered one of Norway’s most visited spots!
A Flam Railway tour offers you the chance to immerse yourself in Norway’s many mesmerising natural wonders, and throughout your journey you will be treated to countless breathtaking panoramic views of deep valleys, snow-capped mountains, emerald-green forests, and cascading waterfalls.
A SUSTAINABLE JOURNEY
One of the most impressive things about The Flam Railway is that it operates on electricity generated from renewable sources, and efforts have been made to reduce its carbon footprint. Meaning you can enjoy a guilt-free trip through these spectacular natural wonders, knowing you are leaving it exactly as you found it.
A Flam Railway tour is much more than a train ride; it's an unforgettable experience that touches the soul of every traveller. The train's slow pace allows you to enjoy each moment, capture photographs and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Whether you're an avid nature enthusiast, a photographer seeking the perfect shot, or simply a traveller in search of a once-in-a-lifetime rail adventure, a Flam Railway tour promises to leave you in awe of the magnificence of Norway's natural treasures.
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