Flam & Voss.

The Flåm Line is a 20.2-kilometer (12.6 mi) long railway line between Myrdal and Flåm. The line’s elevation difference is 863 meters (2,831 ft); it has ten stations, twenty tunnels and one bridge. The maximum gradient is 5.5 precent (1:18). Because of its steep gradient and picturesque nature, the Flåm Line is now almost exclusively a tourist service and has become the third-most visited tourist attraction in Norway.

At Myrdal we caught a train to Voss and if we wanted to, further onto Bergen.

The-Village-of-Flaam

View of Flam from our cabin on the Magnifica. A small town of about 350 residents.

Inside-a-Flaam-carriage

This is the view inside a carriage on the Flam Railway.

A-couple-of-passengers

A couple of the passengers on the trip.

one-of-the-valleys-passed-on-the-journey

One of the magnificent views on the way up.

Another-waterfall-and-small-homestead-in-thye-Flaam-valley

Another view but we often wondered how the houses were built and how the residents gain access where no visible means are obvious.

Amazing-waterfall-along-the-track

Huge waterfall along the way to the top of the railway line.

Kay-at-Maylla-the-top-of-thye-Flaam-railway

Kay finally made it to Myrdal some 800+ metres above Flam.

At-Maylla-about-to-catch-the-downhill-train-nto-Voss

We then transferred to the train bound for Voss. Downhill all the way through some magnificent scenery and many snow resorts.

Fleischers-Hotel-in-Voss

This is the Fleischer’s Hotel in Voss where we and about a thousand tourists had lunch. Voss has a population of about 15,000.

Part-of-the-main-street-of-Voss

Part of the main street in Voss.

Waterfall-on-road-back-to-Flaam-village-by-bus

Huge waterfall just out of Voss on the bus trip back to Flam.

Magnificent-Valley-of-road-trip-back-to-Flaam

Amazing view of a valley on the return trip to Flam, which included a 12 and 5 km tunnel through solid granite.

Finally-at-the-bottom-of-thyat-magnificent-Valley

Finally at the bottom of the valley in the above image, and almost back to Flam.

 

PS Is there anyone out there who actually gives a toss about Beyoncé’s twins????

One thought on “Flam & Voss.

  1. Fred and Tammy June 22, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Fantastic!! Looks like you’re not having the weather the rest of Europe has but maybe that for the better!

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