From Oslo, we caught one the rail services westward to the small town of Myrdal. From there, we hopped on a smaller line called Flamsbana. Ever since researching for my first Europe trip, I had heard of this train ride as it is consistently listed as one of the most scenic in the world.
Our destination was the small town of Flam, which is at the base of an inlet to Sognefjord – the biggest fjord in Norway.
We didn’t have much time here – so we made the most of it with a guided kayaking tour of the fjord that started early in the morning. It kind of reminded us of our last trip…
The kayaking excursion included a short hike along one of the cliffsides to the base of a hidden waterfall. Apparently the locals swim here, but we passed because it was too cold.
Immediately following the kayaking tour, we boarded an express ferry to Bergen. Similar to Flamsbana, this route is famous for its scenic views of Sognefjord.
Since this fjord is the third largest in the world (and the longest non-ice covered) we got several hours of Norwegian landscape to admire. Some of us couldn’t handle it though.