The end (or beginning) point for the Flåm Railway

Myrdal, Norway

Myrdal railway station

Myrdal, Norway - all you need to know before visiting

We are often asked about how to get to Myrdal and what to do in Myrdal. But before we get to that, we have to "put Myrdal on the map". Myrdal is actually not a village, it is a remote train station that serves as the junction between the Bergen railway (the train route between Oslo and Bergen) and the spectacular Flåm railway (the train route from Myrdal to Flåm).  

Myrdal train station

If you plan to include a visit to Flåm on your train journey from Oslo to Bergen, you must disembark at Myrdal station and change to the Flåm railway. Check out the Norway in a Nutshell®-tour which is one of Norway’s most popular tours. This tour can be tailor made from Oslo to Bergen with a visit in Flåm, or from Bergen to Flåm.  

Flåm Railway on its way from Flåm to Myrdal
Flåm Railway on its journey from Myrdal to Flåm. Photo: Visit Bergen / Casper Steinsland - 

Myrdal train station is located high up in the mountains, at 866 metres above sea level, offering an ideal starting point for activities that takes you down the Flåm Valley to the charming village of Flåm, situated at sea level.

Flåm Railway

Flåm Railway is a beautiful railway that winds its way from Myrdal station to the picturesque village of Flåm, by the end of Aurlandsfjorden on the south side of Sognefjorden. The train ride is 20 kilometers and takes about one hour. Flåm railway is known to be one of the most spectacular railway lines in the world.

Flåm Railway from Myrdal down to Flåm Valley
Flåm Railway: / Sverre Hjørnevik 

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Things to do in Myrdal, Norway

Scandinavia’s longest zipline 

A short hike (approx. 900 metres) from Myrdal station you will find the starting point of Scandinavia’s longest zipline. The zipline has a span of 1381 metres and offers a breath-taking view of the Flåm valley on your way down. If you dare to look 😊  

At Myrdal you can take Scandinavia’s longest ziplinePhoto: / Sverre Hjørnevik 

Hike or bike your way to Flåm 

If you’re more of a hiker or biker than a daredevil zipliner, you can take the mountain trail from Myrdal to Flåm. The route is easy, it’s mostly downhill or flat, and along the way you can enjoy the view of cascading waterfalls and steep mountains. The bike ride is around 2 hours, the hike will take you a bit more time, the total distance is around 16 kilometres. (Continue scrolling for tours from Bergen that includes this bike ride. )Bike or hike down from Myrdal to Flåm valley
The Flåm Valley. Photo: / Sverre Hjørnevik 

From Bergen there are tours which include the zipline and biking down to Flåm, or just the biking if the zipline’s not for you. These tours from Bergen include biking and/or zipline in Myrdal:

Myrdal tours 

While Myrdal may not boast of many attractions, they are certainly not far away. Simply get on the Flåm Railway for a train journey to remember. Read more about things to do in Flåm, the Flåm Railway and all you need to know about visiting the norwegian fjords.

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  2. Standard Extra Fjord Tour from Bergen
    Beautiful roundtrip starting with the train from Bergen. Highlights are biking from Myrdal to Flåm, fjord safari on the Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen,.and kayak on the Aurlandsfjord.
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  3. Cycling the Flåm valley
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  4. Cycling the Flåm valley
    Beautiful roundtrip starting with the train from Bergen. Highlights are Scandinavias longest zipline, biking down the famous Flåm valley and fjord safari from Flåm to Gudvangen.
    1. Wednesday, 1st May 2024Monday, 30th September 2024

These tours from Bergen include Flåm Railway between Myrdal and Flåm:

Frequently asked questions

Can you drive from Flåm to Myrdal? 

No, there’s no road all the way up to Myrdal station, just part of the way in the Flåm valley. So your only real option to get to Myrdal from Flåm is to take the Flåm railway. You can of course hike from Flåm to Myrdal, but remember that the hike is 16 kilometres long, and will take you from sea level to 866 metres above sea level.    

What to do while waiting at Myrdal station

There are no regular shops at Myrdal station, but the quaint Café Rallaren is located at the station. In addition to serving snacks and lunch dishes, and selling souvenirs, they also offer bike rental in the summer season.  

Can you walk from Myrdal to Flåm?

Yes, during the summer you can walk, but be aware that the hike is around 20 kilometers and might take around 6-7 hours. There is no shops, restaurants or toilet facilities along route, so you need to plan this hike well. Make sure you have proper hiking gear, plenty of water, and snacks as there are no opportunities for provisions along the way.

How long is the train from Myrdal to Flåm?

The train journey from Myrdal to Flåm takes approximately one hour, winding through breathtaking Norwegian landscapes including lush valleys and cascading waterfalls. This scenic route is known for its steep gradients and numerous tunnels.

How long is the bike ride from Myrdal to Flåm?

To bike down from Myrdal to Flåm will take you around 2 hours.