FLÅM, VOSS AND STALHEIM
Panorama, Nature, Meal included
An unforgettable train tour through the villages of Flåm, Voss and Stalheim, crossing the wild and untouched landscape of fjords, lakes and valleys to admire the spectacular Norwegian scenery from a truly unique perspective.
What we will see
- Flåm, Kjosfossen waterfall, Myrdal
- Gravhalsen Tunnel, Raundalen valley, Lake Vangs
- Voss, the Tvinde waterfall, Oppheim lake
- Stalheim and Stalheimskleiva road, Nærøy river
What we will do
- We depart by train from the picturesque village of Flåm, at the tip of the Aurlandsfjord, and begin one of the most thrilling and spectacular tours of Norway. The train will slowly take us through some evocative scenery, stopping close to the marvellous Kjosfossen waterfall - roughly 220 metres high - and giving us chance to take some photos.
- After a 45-minute trip, during which we will experience an altitude change of 800 metres, we reach the station of Myrdal, located on the main Oslo-Bergen line.
- At Myrdal station we will take another train, through the Gravhalsen tunnel and down towards the Raundalen valley, to Voss. Immersed in breathtaking surroundings close to Lake Vangs, Voss is a renowned all-year-round tourist destination. Its position and the many activities that one can enjoy (rafting, paragliding, etc.) have given it a reputation, internationally, as Norway's adventure capital.
- Leaving the train, we will continue on by coach to the Tvinde waterfall that drops down the side of the mountain; we will then reach the Oppheim Lake before continuing on to Stalheim. Between 1647 and 1909, the village of Stalheim was a resting place for travellers taking the Royal Postal Road between Copenhagen, Christiania (Oslo) and Bergen. In 1780, a road for horses and carriages was constructed and Stalheim became the resting place for postmen who would rest and change their horses after climbing the valley.
- We will then take the Stalheimskleiva, the country's steepest road, which was built in 1849. Roughly 1.5 km in length, the road boasts 13 spectacular, steep hairpin bends and is flanked by wonderful waterfalls on each side.
- As we return to the ship, we travel alongside the salmon-rich Nærøy river, crossing two long tunnels.
What you need to know
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.
- If, for logistical reasons, we are unable to take the Stalheimskeiva road, we will use an alternative tunnel road.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.