Train from Oslo to Bergen with Sognefjord cruise excursion

21 August 2007

Oslo and Bergen are actually connected by many daily flights lasting just one hour, but it worth considering this 14 hours trip by train among one of the world's most scenic railways (Flamsbana) followed by a relaxing ferry cruise into Sognefjord, one of the Norway's most spectacular fjord.

NSB train from Oslo to Bergen Norwegian train from Oslo to Bergen
This NSB train, the norwegian state owned railways, is approaching Oslo S station, bound for Bergen. Please check the Norway travel info to know how to book train tickets in Norway.

 

Oslo - Myrdal - Flam railway
Oslo - Myrdal - Flam railway
The first part of the trip is around lakes, mountains and dense forests.

 

Oslo - Myrdal - Flam railway
Oslo - Myrdal - Flam railway
Oslo - Myrdal - Flam railway
Oslo - Myrdal - Flam railway
Then, the train climbs slowly above 1000 meters over sea level, stopping in several small towns and crossing spectacular landscapes made of lakes, glaciers, mountains, where many refuges and cabins are located.

 

Oslo - Myrdal - Flam railway
A short stop in Finse, 1222 meters above sea level.

 

Oslo - Myrdal - Flam railway
Then, the trip continues over this beautiful scenery.

 

Myrdal railway station, Norway Flamsbana railway
Train to Flam In Myrdal, just before noon, we leave the train in order to take the connecting train to Flam. The Flamsbana railway is a jewel of engineering, as, in just 20 kilometers, it covers 880 meters of elevation, using just a standard gauge rail.

 

Myrdal - Flam railway, Norway
Looking the railway going down.

 

Flamsbana railway, Norway Flamsbana railway, Norway
The train stops near a waterfall to let passengers to climb and descend.

 

 

Flamsbana railway, Norway We are now back to lower altitudes.

 

Flam railway station
Shortly after 1pm, the train reaches Flam where, two hours later, we leave for a cruise into Sognefjord, bound for Bergen. Please check the Norway travel info to know how to book a ferry from Flam to Bergen.

 

Sognefjord cruise, Norway
Sognefjord cruise, Norway Sognefjord is one of the Norway's longest and deepest fjord. The ship calls at several towns along the way.

 

Sognefjord cruise, Norway

 

 

Waterfall are numerous along the mountains sides.


 

Once out from the fjord, now quite close to bergen, the landscape changes into many small islands with dense vegetation and small huts.

 

Bergen, Norway
At 8:40pm, after a trip 14 hours long, we finally arrive in Bergen.

 

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