Flam Flam Railway Excursion Reviews

Discover the Flam Railway - an incredible train journey to the innermost corner of the Aurlandfjord.
We took the Flam railway up to the end, climbing up through the mountains with outstanding views of ...
Sail Date: September 2019
We took the Flam railway up to the end, climbing up through the mountains with outstanding views of the Flam River valley and the various waterfalls. Flam is also a great town to walk about and get some souvenirs.
We took the Flam railway up to the end, climbing up through the mountains with outstanding views of the Flam River valley and the various waterfalls. Flam is also a great town to walk about and get some souvenirs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good but expensive.
Sail Date: September 2019
Good but expensive. Flam is tiny but the most spectacular of the ports of call.
Good but expensive. Flam is tiny but the most spectacular of the ports of call. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Not to be missed, views spectacular
Sail Date: August 2019
Not to be missed, views spectacular
Not to be missed, views spectacular Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Nice railway journey but too expensive at £65 each , train very crowded , when leaving Flam ...
Sail Date: August 2019
Nice railway journey but too expensive at £65 each , train very crowded , when leaving Flam sit on the right to get the best views
Nice railway journey but too expensive at £65 each , train very crowded , when leaving Flam sit on the right to get the best views Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Long bus trip to see numerous site.
Sail Date: August 2019
Long bus trip to see numerous site. Nice lunch spot. Due Flam railroad down. Glad did tour instead of just the round trip railway as planned to.
Long bus trip to see numerous site. Nice lunch spot. Due Flam railroad down. Glad did tour instead of just the round trip railway as planned to. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Good ride, bike was in good shape.
Sail Date: August 2019
Good ride, bike was in good shape. The guide was excellent. The disappointment was the length of the ride. An independent tour would have begun at the terminus of the railway and this was my expectation...it was not stated that the bike ... Read More
Good ride, bike was in good shape. The guide was excellent. The disappointment was the length of the ride. An independent tour would have begun at the terminus of the railway and this was my expectation...it was not stated that the bike ride started half way down from the top which was reached by reboarding the train. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Flam, Norway: The small town of Flam set at the end of a fjord hosts up to six cruise ships a day.
Sail Date: August 2019
Flam, Norway: The small town of Flam set at the end of a fjord hosts up to six cruise ships a day. We were lucky to find only one other. The #1 tour is a 12-mile ride on the Flam railroad up the hillside and through the mountains with ... Read More
Flam, Norway: The small town of Flam set at the end of a fjord hosts up to six cruise ships a day. We were lucky to find only one other. The #1 tour is a 12-mile ride on the Flam railroad up the hillside and through the mountains with waterfalls in abundance. There is a 10 minute stop at a waterfall where the mythical witch appears singing her siren song. At the midway point, there is an hour stop to enjoy waffles and coffee in the hotel and spend a little time enjoying the view back down the valley before catching the next train back down. Viking reserves seats for its passengers. Check out the 1-minute zip line ride from the viewpoint halfway down the valley to a farm you can barely see in the distance if a seat on the train back down is too tame! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Flam in a Nutshell excursion.
Sail Date: August 2019
Flam in a Nutshell excursion. Absolutely brilliant. There are 20 tunnels on the train but all of them fairly short. Well worth the trip. We then got another train and went to Voss, had lunch and travelled back in a coach. Please bear in ... Read More
Flam in a Nutshell excursion. Absolutely brilliant. There are 20 tunnels on the train but all of them fairly short. Well worth the trip. We then got another train and went to Voss, had lunch and travelled back in a coach. Please bear in mind there is a tunnel which is 11km long on the way back!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We took the train up the mountain and biked down.
Sail Date: August 2019
We took the train up the mountain and biked down. The tour operator should have had more bikes for shorter people. Some guests had to wait to begin the descent.
We took the train up the mountain and biked down. The tour operator should have had more bikes for shorter people. Some guests had to wait to begin the descent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The Flam railway was the tour we looked forward to most, but it was badly run, just a train (the ...
Sail Date: July 2019
The Flam railway was the tour we looked forward to most, but it was badly run, just a train (the scenery was good) and a stop for mediocre waffles, jam and cream. The disembarkation from the ship took absolutely ages (over an hour). It was ... Read More
The Flam railway was the tour we looked forward to most, but it was badly run, just a train (the scenery was good) and a stop for mediocre waffles, jam and cream. The disembarkation from the ship took absolutely ages (over an hour). It was not organised well at all, one boat needed servicing which didn't help. The train was late both ways, and there was very little to do at Vatnahalsen after eating waffles to take up the hour and twenty minutes we had at the top. Please do not expect too much from this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Lots of people, very crowded, scenic views but not wow.
Sail Date: July 2019
Lots of people, very crowded, scenic views but not wow. Expensive for what it was. Quite hyped by the ship and by others.
Lots of people, very crowded, scenic views but not wow. Expensive for what it was. Quite hyped by the ship and by others. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
We took the afternoon trip as the morning ones had already been booked.
Sail Date: July 2019
We took the afternoon trip as the morning ones had already been booked. We spent the morning in and around Flam taking in the sights, the excellent Flam Railway Museum and , of course, the brewpub. The railway itself is an impressive feat ... Read More
We took the afternoon trip as the morning ones had already been booked. We spent the morning in and around Flam taking in the sights, the excellent Flam Railway Museum and , of course, the brewpub. The railway itself is an impressive feat of engineering but it doesn't remotely live up to its own tag of 'the world's most beautiful railway journey'. Our train broke down (see above) and we ended up taking the service train to Voss before returning by coach. Most agreed that the Myrdal to Voss trip was far better than the one we had paid for. Apparently the carriages are due to have panoramic windows fitted. This will improve the experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Flam railway was part of the Norway in a Nutshell tour.
Sail Date: July 2019
Flam railway was part of the Norway in a Nutshell tour. It's about a ten minute walk to the railway station, but there are benches if you need to rest on the way. The steps to the train are deep and steep - I have RA so walk like ... Read More
Flam railway was part of the Norway in a Nutshell tour. It's about a ten minute walk to the railway station, but there are benches if you need to rest on the way. The steps to the train are deep and steep - I have RA so walk like I'm drunk as no stability and very little strength. But, it's worth doing this - people will help you balance etc...if you're stuck. This is a fabulous trip and really worth doing if you can. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
stunning journey folk show at waterfall
Sail Date: July 2019
stunning journey folk show at waterfall
stunning journey folk show at waterfall Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Good but not enough time at the stops.
Sail Date: July 2019
Good but not enough time at the stops. Not much to do in Flam
Good but not enough time at the stops. Not much to do in Flam Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The Flamsban railway was marvelous.
Sail Date: June 2019
The Flamsban railway was marvelous. We would highly recommend, beautiful scenery, and you stop extremely close to a giant waterfall for a photo stop- awesome and fun.
The Flamsban railway was marvelous. We would highly recommend, beautiful scenery, and you stop extremely close to a giant waterfall for a photo stop- awesome and fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Had to get pictures from the train.
Sail Date: June 2019
Had to get pictures from the train. Be sure to sit on the left side (relative to train direction). Was nice, but we found it slightly disappointing.
Had to get pictures from the train. Be sure to sit on the left side (relative to train direction). Was nice, but we found it slightly disappointing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
One of the worlds great train rides.
Sail Date: June 2019
One of the worlds great train rides. Also nice just to walk around town
One of the worlds great train rides. Also nice just to walk around town Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the whole day tour.
Sail Date: June 2019
We took the whole day tour. The railway is a must. Wonderful scenery. The train was full so it was difficult to see the waterfall properly at the stop part way up. I found this disappointing. After Voss the folk.museum was interesting and ... Read More
We took the whole day tour. The railway is a must. Wonderful scenery. The train was full so it was difficult to see the waterfall properly at the stop part way up. I found this disappointing. After Voss the folk.museum was interesting and well done. A very good lunch provided. Good scenery on the journey down. A very good day trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The only excursion taken from Holland American was the mountain train ride in Flam.
Sail Date: June 2019
The only excursion taken from Holland American was the mountain train ride in Flam. Priced about twice what it should be, it was really a trying time, lined up waiting for the train and then everyone rushing to get the best seats. It was a ... Read More
The only excursion taken from Holland American was the mountain train ride in Flam. Priced about twice what it should be, it was really a trying time, lined up waiting for the train and then everyone rushing to get the best seats. It was a crush, the stop on the way up to see a huge waterfall was for only 10 minutes taking 8 of them to get off and back onto the train not only because the distance from our car to the water fall but also and primordially having to fight your way there amongst a dense and rude crowd. At the top on top! - Everyone had to stay on the train as the return started just 5 minutes after it arrived. Fortunately we had a very nice and very funny couple sitting in front of us and that made the whole tour more enjoyable and memorable. Note: We had private excursions in all other ports and these at good savings versus Holland’s offerings and not having to deal with brusque and rude passengers. Those excursions (Oslo, Kristiansand and Stavanger) were reserved a couple of months before the cruise using Shore Excursions Group services that I highly recommend because of price, reliability and tour guides professionalism. They can be reached @ 1-866-999-6590 or www.shoreexcursiongroup.com Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
a great way to see the countryside, even if thru a window, but at least there was more room than on ...
Sail Date: May 2019
a great way to see the countryside, even if thru a window, but at least there was more room than on a bus!
a great way to see the countryside, even if thru a window, but at least there was more room than on a bus! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I took the ships railway tour.
Sail Date: May 2019
I took the ships railway tour. Expensive but I had nothing planned and probably won't get here again. The tour was good. Stopped at a hotel for waffles (cream and strawberry jam), coffee/tea/water
I took the ships railway tour. Expensive but I had nothing planned and probably won't get here again. The tour was good. Stopped at a hotel for waffles (cream and strawberry jam), coffee/tea/water Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The scenery was very nice, but we were left standing on the railroad siding both going up and down ...
Sail Date: May 2019
The scenery was very nice, but we were left standing on the railroad siding both going up and down the mountain for a very long time. If I had known how out of control the operators were, I would have selected a different excursion.
The scenery was very nice, but we were left standing on the railroad siding both going up and down the mountain for a very long time. If I had known how out of control the operators were, I would have selected a different excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The train was great, but it would have cost us less than half the price to book it ourselves and we ...
Sail Date: May 2019
The train was great, but it would have cost us less than half the price to book it ourselves and we would have been in a carriage that was not as crowded. The stop for waffles was disappointing. It was like eating in a church basement, ... Read More
The train was great, but it would have cost us less than half the price to book it ourselves and we would have been in a carriage that was not as crowded. The stop for waffles was disappointing. It was like eating in a church basement, sitting on plastic chairs with no view. We would take the train again but would not through the HAL tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Enjoyed this very much.
Sail Date: May 2019
Enjoyed this very much. Our trip included waffles and coffee. We thought the trip was expensive for what we did but even as an independent traveller the railway trip isn't cheap.
Enjoyed this very much. Our trip included waffles and coffee. We thought the trip was expensive for what we did but even as an independent traveller the railway trip isn't cheap. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages