Flam is located in the innermost part of the 127 mile/204 km Sognefjord, one of Norway's longest fjords. You’ll board the Flam Railway – a masterpiece of engineering – and climb from sea level to 2,800 feet/853 meters, crossing rivers and traveling through 20 tunnels. At the impressive Kjos Waterfall, you can step off the train to take some pictures.
You’ll disembark the train and take a short walk to visit the Vatnahalsen Mountain Hotel. Here, enjoy coffee or tea and homemade Norwegian waffles with sour cream and jam that have been prepared for you. Then relax and walk around in the beautiful natural surroundings before boarding the train for the return ride to Flam.
Need to Know:
Note: Tour involves walking for approximately 300 feet/91 meters on steep, gravel terrain from the train station to the hotel. There are 5 steps at the hotel entrance and a steep, gravel path from the station to the hotel. The time at the Vatnahalsen Hotel is determined by the train schedule and will vary. The railway stations are open air and have no facilities. The Flam train is not exclusive to Norwegian Cruise Line guests. Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes, early in the season there may be snow.