Flaamsbana Museet, Flam

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Stop into Flaamsbana Museet while waiting for your train to learn how the Flam-to-Myrdal rail line was built and the history of the railroad in the area. Just off the Flaamsbana railway platform, the small museum contains historical items, photographs, a model train set, and more, detailing the dangerous and labor-intensive construction process required to complete the railroad. Admission is free. To visit Flaamsbana Museet on your holiday in Flam, and find out what else Flam has to offer, use our Flam online vacation maker .
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  • Located next to the train station, and admission is free. While waiting for the ferry, I visited. And because it provides photo Panel of the laying of the flåm railway, Norway it is somehow understandable. I think a little souvenir sales, and stop to adjust the time.
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  • The Museum shows the history of the flåm railway based on old photographs and objects very interesting.
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  • We had a spare hour and enjoyed a stroll through the museum to learn the local history, and the history of the railway down from Myrdal. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Good fun. Really enjoyed the trip up and down (especially if you like your trains and photography). However, it gets VERY busy with tourists as the day goes or or when there's a cruise ship in....I'd advise going early or late accordingly if you can. Also make sure you get there with plenty of time to spare...we booked tickets and nearly missed our train owing to a road tunnel being closed!
  • I rode the train with my wife and son while on a cruise through Norway. We booked directly with the railroad saving considerable money. The line is used by commuters from the coast to transfer to the Bergen rail line. It's about 30 minutes each way. A video with audio plays to point out highlights. As many groups book rides the audio is in multiple languages based on nationality of groups onboard. There are multiple waterfalls with a stop at an observation platform adjacent to the largest. It is very impressive. You are encouraged to visit the museum. It is free (don't even have to ride the train). Don't skip it. It's small but well done. It is also the gift shop at which we bought some gifts as it had a good selection and prices.
  • Definitely worth it if you have Children. A nice scenic ride with great views. If you want to get any good photos at the stops, hustle off. There is nothing else to see or buy and the stops are very quick. One thing I believe you can do is train up and then bike back down... I'd recommend looking into this on a nice day!
  • After 1.5 weeks of adventurous hiking in Norway, this train ride was a bit anticlimactic. The views are nice, but go by so quickly you can hardly take a picture if you wanted to. The best part of this ride is the stop at the waterfall. If you're lucky, the mystical lady in red will be dancing. That was fun.
  • An excellent trip from Flam where we called on our cruise. There is very little else at Flam, but you can walk around the small harbour and up a very good path leading to a nice hillside with great views of the village. You can also walk up a path which follows the route of the railway and there are a couple of small settlements en route, on of which has a delightful little church which was all but washed away in a river flood a few years ago. The Flam Railway is a bit of a 'must' when in the area. The train is comfortable and warm (in winter) and there is a good commentary on board. The scenery is spectacular and includes many fantastic waterfalls. There is a short photography stop at the Klosflossen waterfall, but when we were there (3rd May) it was completely frozen. I'd love to see it in full flood later in the year. Heading out of Flam the best views are from seats on the right hand side. We bought our tickets on the day from the ticket office in Flam. The cost is about £45 return and the trip is about an hour each way. The first departure of the day was fully booked by cruise excursion passengers so we booked the late morning one with no trouble. Doing it this way is MUCH CHEAPER than signing up for a cruise excursion. The trip is exactly the same except that the cruise excursion party calls at a hotel where they are served a waffle! The cruise excursion cost is extortionate so I'd urge anyone who fancies the railway trip to book it themselves like we did.

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In Flam, accommodations tend to cluster near the water, with a handful of options lining the waterfront street of Vikjavegen. For a luxurious experience, stay at one of the town's high-end hotels, where you'll enjoy spectacular views and a delicious complimentary breakfast. If you're after something more budget-friendly, consider the campground northwest of the river. For easy access to Aurland, stay near the ferry terminal.
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