The journey between Flåm and Myrdal is phenomenal to begin with, and that’s not exaggeration! No wonder Flåm attracts over half a million visitors annually. In fact, National Geographic Traveler Magazine has named it as one of the top 10 train journeys in Europe. Wherein Lonely Planet named it as the best train journey in the world in 2014. Moreover, Flåm stasjon (station) is the established terminus for Flåm Line, located at Flåm in Aurland, Norway.
The Norwegian Flåm Station
The station is primarily served by the tourist trains on the Flåm Line operated by Norwegian State Railways. To emphasise Flåm station opened on 1st August 1940 for freight and in 1941 for passenger traffic. Moreover, the station was originally built to allow transfer from ferries operating on Sognefjord to the Bergen Line at Myrdal Station. Around 1998, the new station building was opened, and the old building was converted in to a railway museum. Flåm station is built on a small area so as you arrive you will notice the ships awaiting passengers on your left, and the shopping complex on your right.
Shop, Eat and Stroll at the Flam station
I had 3 hours at Flåm and I explored the food stalls first. Do try their fish combos, pizzas and other shrimp delicacies if you have time. The next was the Railway museum where you will spend 30 minutes tops. As you come out of the museum and look straight, you will notice the shopping complex. This complex houses few selective shops where you can buy high quality woollens, authentic fur, souvenirs and authentic reindeer and sheep skin. Behind the Railway museum, is the bike rental place. They also have an electric car rental place at the station. In addition, you will notice 911 Carreras and other luxury cars in the vicinity.
I may have spent 3 hours here but they only felt like 30 minutes. Before I boarded the train, I made sure to get my hands on some local ice-cream, a beginning to another delightful journey. If you decide to stay in Flåm, you should take time to rent a bike and ride around Rallarvegen. It’s an old trail, which was used for building the Bergen Line about 100 years ago. The trail starts at Flåm, and runs through Flåmsdalen, to Myrdal continuing along Bergen Line.
Flåm Station – General Info and Facilities
Opening Hours | Monday to Friday 08:00 – 19:00 | Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 19:00
Waiting room – Open during the station hours | Ticket machine | Parking 150 spaces | Luggage trolley | Bike rack | Cafe | Storage | WC | Bus stop right next to the station and You can order a cab at this number +47-90130808
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