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.
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.
The first part of the trip is around lakes, mountains and dense forests.
A short stop in Finse, 1222 meters above sea level.
Then, the trip continues over this beautiful scenery.
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.
Looking the railway going down.
The train stops near a waterfall to let passengers to climb and descend.
We are now back to lower altitudes.
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 is one of the Norway's longest and deepest fjord. The ship calls at several towns along the way.
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.
At 8:40pm, after a trip 14 hours long, we finally arrive in Bergen.