The Flåm Railway – The World's Most Beautiful Railway
No visit to Myrkdalen is complete without a trip on the Flåmsbanen, which has been proclaimed "the world's most beautiful train ride" by Lonely Planet Traveller.
The impressive railway winds along the steep mountain sides on its way from Flåm to Myrdal and has an ascent of 866 metres on the just 20 km long trip.
One of the world's steepest standard gauge railways, the railway is one of Norway's most popular attractions, offering unique panoramas of some of Norway's wildest and most magnificent fjord scenery.
The fascinating tour is a great experience for young and old alike as you're taken through a landscape straight out of a fairytale film – in fact, there are so many beautiful viewpoints on the tour that many people end up taking it several times or at different times of year.
The journey offers a wealth of varied impressions as the train passes mountains and valleys, rides alongside gushing rivers or mirror–clear lakes, passes through tunnels and follows the mountainsides on tracks that will take the breath away of even the most seasoned traveller.
There's plenty of opportunity to take great travel photos – or just sit back and enjoy the view over a delicious cup of coffee or hot cocoa.
Read more and see the timetable on the Norway's Best website.