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Myrdal to Flam

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This long, but fairly easy going walk follows a spectacular route shadowing the famous Flamsbana Railway down the valley past waterfalls, grazing sheep and gushing streams.

moderate
19.2 km
6:00 h
179 m
1011 m

A train journey on the scenic Bergen railway takes you to the village of Myrdal this morning. Disembark and enjoy a walk down the “Navvies Road” to the charming village of Flam on the innermost reaches of the Sognefjord.

 

This winding downhill path starts off steeply, then eases into a more moderate descent, passing by a mountain farm and provides wonderful views of the surrounding valley. If you get tired, you can always jump on the famous Flam Railway, which almost shadows the route.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
854 m
Lowest point
15 m
Best time of year
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Equipment

Remember that the weather in Norway can be changeable!  So always be sure to bring a warm layer and waterproofs, just in case.

Tips, hints and links

Please take lunch, snacks and water with you as there is nowhere to stop en-route. You can pick up food in Bergen or on the train. There is a café at Myrdal train station but opening times can vary. There is also a small café en-route in one of the farms which serves some hot drinks and pancakes, again opening times could vary so it is best to take plenty of food and water with you.

There are public toilets at the start of the walk in Myrdal, as well as a café and small souvenir shop. There is another public toilet at Berekvam Station which is about 9km into the walk.

Start

Myrdal (854 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
60.734986, 7.122483
UTM
32V 397617 6734733

Destination

Flam

Turn-by-turn directions

We have booked a ticket on the train leaving Bergen at 07:57 which will arrive in Myrdal at 09:50. On arrival at Myrdal, take your bags to the train station, speak to the crew for the Flamsbana Railway, and they will arrange to transfer your bags on the Flam Railway down to Flam for you.

The station is usually unmanned, so you will need to wait until the train arrives (approx. an hour wait) before you can hand over your luggage and start the walk. There is a café, waiting room and toilet facilities at Myrdal train station. This will also give you plenty of time to explore this very picturesque train station! They will be held at Flam Station for you until you finish your walk. This should be paid locally and the cost is 50 NOK per bag.

If you prefer not to walk you can take the train from Myrdal to Flam if there are seats available. The tickets would need to be booked locally.

0.00km - START your walk at Myrdal train station, platform 11. Walk to the end of the platform.

0.05 km - At the end of the platform, TURN RIGHT using the crossing to carefully cross the railway tracks. Follow the pedestrian sign for Flam, descending first on wooden walkway which will then turn into a rocky path.

1.10 km - Come to fork in path, ignore path on right which ascends steeply. BEAR LEFT on path as it descends, following sign for Flam.

2.60 km - Come to the end of the hairpin bends, continue STRAIGHT AHEAD crossing bridge and river. This road is quiet but it is a single lane road with a few bends used by cars, walkers and cyclists so be aware of passing traffic.

3.70 km - Come to a picnic area/café on your right- a nice place to stop for a refreshment! When ready to move on, continue STRAIGHT AHEAD following the road as it criss crosses the river a couple of times.

4.20 km - Ignore gravel path right ascending on right for Kardal. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD.

5.50 km - Come to a short tunnel- walk through this STRAIGHT AHEAD carefully as it can be dark. Here a torch/phone light come in handy!

7.60 km - Come to a rest spot with picnic benches called ‘Melhus’ on your right. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD on road ascending.

8.20 km - Follow the road as it BEARS RIGHT using the crossing to cross the rail way tracks (carefully!)

9.50 km - Come to Berekvam Station. There are a couple of benches, (inside as well) for public use, as well as a public WC on your right. When you are ready to continue, follow the road as it BEARS RIGHT and cross the railway line again at the crossing.

9.70 km - Come to a fork in road, ignore road descending signposted for Tunshellevegen and continue STRAIGHT AHEAD.

9.90 km - Come to another fork in the road, BEAR RIGHT on road descending. Ignore road on right signposted ‘Vidmevegen’.

12.20 km - Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD on road, come to another railway track crossing. Cross carefully.

13.30 km - Ignore road on right signposted ‘Holavellen’ and ascending. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD on road descending.

15.10 km - Ignore the rocky path on right with gate ascending. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD.

16.90 km - Come to a small church on your left, you are now coming into Flam. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD on road passing by houses as you descend.

17.10 km - Ignore road on right ascending and signposted for ‘Hareina’. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD.

18.80 km - Ignore path on right which crosses the tracks. Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD on pavement alongside the road and the railway.

19.00 km - Follow the pavement as it BEARS RIGHT and goes under the bridge/motorway, following road sign for Flam marina.

19.40 km - Continue to follow the path as it BEARS RIGHT again and crosses the railway tracks.

19.60 km - The Fretheim hotel is on your right. Cross the road and head STRAIGHT AHEAD toward the train station.

19.80 km - Go to the small red building at the train station called ‘Sykkeleksp.’ With a small bicycle sign next to the name. This is where your bag has been stored. Once you have collected and paid for your bag, continue STRAIGHT AHEAD toward the large ‘Café/Restaurant’ sign. From here follow signs for the Flamsbrygga hotel.

20.00 km - You have ARRIVED back at Flamsbrygga Hotel

Public transport

We have booked a ticket on the train leaving Bergen at 07:57 which will arrive in Myrdal at 09:50. On arrival at Myrdal, take your bags to the train station, speak to the crew for the Flamsbana Railway, and they will arrange to transfer your bags on the Flam Railway down to Flam for you. The station is usually unmanned, so you will need to wait until the train arrives (approx. an hour wait) before you can hand over your luggage and start the walk. There is a café, waiting room and toilet facilities at Myrdal train station. This will also give you plenty of time to explore this very picturesque train station!  They will be held at Flam Station for you until you finish your walk. This should be paid locally and the cost is 50 NOK per bag.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Questions & answers

Question of V S · September 10, 2019 · Community
Does the Myrdal station still transport baggage to Flam station for NOK50? We are taking train to Myrdal and plan to hike or bike down to Flam and just take bus from there to Voss.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.2 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
179 m
Descent
1011 m

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