Snapshot: Flåm

“Perhaps the most impressive and surprising of the whole journey by the Oslo-Bergen railway is encountered in the tunnel near Myrdal, when through openings in the tunnel wall you can look many hundred feet down into the Flåm valley, a gigantic rift between grey-green-white mountains massifs. Through this narrow and wild valley runs the 13-mile Flåm line, from Myrdal down to Flåm…”

Flåm in Norway is one of those wonderful places that remains forever etched in my memory – even though it’s almost 30 years since I travelled there. It’s an idyllic village situated on the spectacular Aurlandsfjord – a tributary of Norway’s longest fjord, the Sognefjord (204 km).

My trip to Flåm was part of a three-day round-trip from Oslo to Bergen return; and was only a small moment in a three-month adventure in Europe. I was only 19-years-old and had never experienced such incredible scenery as I did on this journey.

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