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.
Tips and hints
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.
EquipmentRemember that the weather in Norway can be changeable! So always be sure to bring a warm layer and waterproofs, just in case.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.