As part of my round trip to Flam (from Hemsedal) I got off the inter city train (Oslo-Bergen) at Myrdal, a mountain station and 866m above sea level, where I caught the train and descend down to the Flam Railway to alight at Flam, gateways to the fjords. I only had 10 minutes connection time (arrived at 1245 and got the 1255 train) so I didn't have time to look round Myrdal other than the train that I was going on!
It cost me approximately 125 NOK (April 2003) one way to descend from Myrdal to Flam. It was a scenic journey down the railway. It was snowing high up in the Myrdal Mountains then a change of weather to rain as we were approaching Flam. On the railway we passed Vatnahalsen, Reinunga, Kjosfoss, Kardal, Blomheller, Berekvam, Dalsbotn, Hareina and Lunden. I couldn't see much because of the obscure weather but did see some pretty waterfalls and snow covered mountains.
Descending to Flåm, in summertime the train stops at Kjosfossen Waterfall. It is a wonderful oportunity to admire this beautiful waterfall and to have a souvenir from this wonderful place. There is no access to this station except from the train itself. I have uploaded a video of this natural marvel.
Favorite thing: Here is the town of Flåm at the end of the railway. From here I took a great boat ride through the Aurland and Sogne fjords all the way to Bergen. (6hrs. See my Flåm page).
Favorite thing: From Myrdal, you switch to the famous cog-rail Flåm Railway, which takes you from the 866 meter Myrdal station down to sea level in the Aurlandsfjord. Here is a picture of the famous 305 foot Kjosfossen waterfall on the way down the Flåm Railway.
Arriving there by special train from Flåm, have a drink in the waiting room at the railway station and return to Flåm by train of bike.
Myrdal is the place where passengers have to change trains when they travel from OSLO TO BERGEN
Fondest memory: The wonderful scenery, mountains, waterfalls, forests, blue skies and bright sunshine.
In front of the most wonderful cascade the train stops and who wants to take photographs can do so at ease.