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The Most Beautiful Train Journey In The World

The Most Beautiful Train Journey In The World
Flåm Railway (Flåmsbanen), Norway

Flåmsbanen is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape.

Flåmsbanen is one of the steepest trainlines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has a gradient of 5.5%

The train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flåm, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean.

National Geographic Traveler Magazine has named the Flåm Railway as one of the top 10 train journeys in Europe and Lonely Planet named it the best train journey in the world in 2014.

This photo's from a holiday with my family in 2012

All rights reserved © by Anita Price Photography

Made it to #12 on Ipernity Explore 9/9-14. Thanks to everyone <3

Fred Fouarge, Micky Mike, Henk Bouwers, Jean-marc Guérin and 58 other people have particularly liked this photo


64 comments - The latest ones
Mrscurlyhead (Anita)
Mrscurlyhead (Anita)
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One of the mountain tunnels
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
Wow ... I wish I could visit your country one day!
That's a wonderful invitation.
Fantastic capture.
3 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
That is a stunning piece of scenery! I'd love to ride that railway!
3 years ago.
8adam8
8adam8
Großartige Landschaft und fantastische Komposition!
3 years ago.
Indira Nair
Indira Nair
Enchanting location!
3 years ago.
Kate
Kate
Woow, such a beautiful valley! Fabulous lush greens and a marvelous blue sky! A wonderful photo of this area and nice touch on the train!
3 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Sensationnel... Merci du partage !!!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
que la verdure est belle
3 years ago.
JCW
JCW
La lumière et les couleurs sont magnifiques!
3 years ago.
Gérard Robert
Gérard Robert
Magnifique paysage Anita !!
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
a very beautiful valley, excellent shot !
3 years ago.
Kate
Kate
This is to acknowledge your participation in our group and it's very much appreciated. Thank you for posting this beautiful image here!

Best regards, Kate

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3 years ago.
Paul Fine
Paul Fine
Great image ...great description ... Sounds like a wonderful train journey
3 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifique vue imprenable bien rayonnante.
3 years ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
just great
3 years ago.
Eric PGT
Eric PGT
Une composition très agréable
3 years ago.
Dave Seargeant
Dave Seargeant
Fantastic capture - nothing like leaning out of a moving train with the wind in your hair - and if its a steam train getting pelted by sooty deposits as they blow back... ;) Excellent.
3 years ago.
Vonderwaterkant
Vonderwaterkant
Fantastische Landschaft!!
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Wonderful shot. You make me want to take that train and see these amazing views, Anita.
3 years ago.
Sharon Bonj
Sharon Bonj
Gorgeous countryside......sounds very inviting!
3 years ago.
niraK68
niraK68
fantastische Landschaft und wohl auch Zugfahrt
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
I was on this railway before I was into photography. It was a beautiful ride.
3 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Certainly does rival some of the other scenic railways in the world with the stunning natural sights along the way..... Lovely shot here!
3 years ago.
Maryse l'homel lesclancher
Maryse l'homel lescl…
je ne suis pas déçue du voyage merci pour ce bon moment!!!!
3 years ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
What a journey! Fantastic scenery.
3 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Breathtaking, can I say more?
3 years ago.
Pablo Herrero F.
Pablo Herrero F.
Extraordinaria foto de un precioso paisaje !!
Feliz semana Anita !!
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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Thank for sharing
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Beautifully taken and it looks a spectacular trip indeed. :)
3 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
Magnifique !
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Very beautiful.
3 years ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Looks very beautiful Anita, nice landscape and brilliant flower colour.

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3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Beautiful scenery, I bet this was a wonderful experience.
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Wonderful shot!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Great timing Anita and a wonderful landscape.
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Lush landscape and sunlit colours, so picturesque
3 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
A beautiful landscape !!!
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Eyecathing landscape picture !
3 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
What a marvelous place !
... and your photograph is superb !
3 years ago.
Marcel-78/85
Marcel-78/85
Wonderful shot of a wonderful place.
3 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Excellent shot!

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3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Excellent photography that captures your lovely scenery so well, Anita.
3 years ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
que c'est beau***********************
Belle journée Anita ! bises♫
3 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Such breathtakingly beautiful scenery...................and so well captured Anita!
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Wow! Absolutely outstanding.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
I believe you instantly, you'd need an extra pair of eyes on this train to see all the beauty!
3 years ago.
Lucas Manuel
Lucas Manuel
Bonita escena en un impresionante paisaje.
3 years ago.
Pierrot.Bischo
Pierrot.Bischo
belle composition, superbes tes clichés
3 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
fabulous shot
3 years ago.
Nicolas Boulain
Nicolas Boulain
Thanks for the journey!
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully composed.
3 years ago.
Ninfea
Ninfea
großartig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Stunning shot here. Beautiful sky colours and cloud formations. Well done Anita Regards Tess
3 years ago.
mARTin Piché
mARTin Piché
Superbe *****
3 years ago.
Jürgen
Jürgen
eine herrliche Landschaft
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Lovely place, lovely country.
Can you Imagine that I worked there for some months in 1975 ?
Shhhtttt.... too long ago ...
3 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
This is lovely Anita. What an attractive place and your timing was spot on capturing the train.
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Wow, such a stunning view
3 years ago.
Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe
What a wonderful Norwegian day
3 years ago.
Nordlicht
Nordlicht
beautiful Norway. . . .
3 years ago.