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Arrived about 7am. Very noisey winches ropes. Woke us up so got up to look at the beautiful view. A tiny wee end on the fjord town of 500 soon to be overrun with tourists. Our ship plus another then bus loads of tours from Bergen. All to take the famous Flam train ride up the mountain. Only lasting an hour return it apparently takes in stunning high scenery. Trouble is the cost ...
... have to stop and take photos.
After that its onwards into a tunnel where on entering a sign shows a
roundabout about 300m or so ahead but then it says the tunnel is about 1300m
long!! My head started spinning and I began to question myself as to what i seen
As I head into this orange lit tunnel I notice up ahead it all becomes blue
and for a moment I was wondering what in the world I was seeing. Right there
ahead and all lit up in blue was a 4 ...
... The track runs from sea level at Flåm to 863 meters above the sea level at Myrdal (the last station), along picturesque Flåmsdalen valley. The views from the train were simply breathtaking, but I mostly had to take photos through glass windows, since all open windows were occupied by faster passengers. The train made a brief stop at a Kjosfossen waterfall, where a mythical ...
... was long, relaxing and... it occurs to me at this point that I am running out of synonyms for "spectacular," or "beautiful." The clouds and rain gave the whole scene a surreal beauty, and I thought kind of added to the ride, until the clouds cleared, revealing scenery so colorful it appeared as if it were painted. If I had to choose between the two weather conditions to view the fjord in, I would choose both, ...
... long, which was great for screaming and listening to our echoes, but not so good for avoiding the rocks & puddles that littered the path.
After about 3 hours of riding, walking and photo stops, we made it back to the bottom, tired but happy. Tonight Sophie and Evie dropped straight off to sleep (most nights they’re singing songs to each other and switching their lights on and off until well after 9pm), and I think I might just join ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFretheim Hotel Flåm
Stay in this cute, haunted hotel for the history. Comfortable rooms. Great service. Food is expensive but there are other food options very close by, including a grocery.
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