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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  • Nice and small museum. Admission is free and there is a small souvenir shop at the beginning. It is advisable to see it while waiting to take the train. It has various rooms where you can see different scenarios of what life in flaam.
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  • Fascinating! see how and why they built a railway through rugged Western Norwegian mountains down to the village of Flam, but we are all so lucky since it is a "not-to-be-missed" place. Particularly i...  more »
  • It is a small museum near the boarding of the fläm train. It was raining so me and my friend went in, because we wanted to dry and it was free. It's funny to see, and because it is free is fun to deal with. Especially for people who are fond of trains it is nice to have a step inside. There a lot of time with not only expected that you can fill.
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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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