After two days in Oslo we headed off in the morning to Flam. I was excited as the train ride there looked really nice and Flam is a tiny town in the fjords. We packed some burrito bowls for lunch.
The train went up in the mountains through snow! This was the end of May last year
Switching trains in Myrdal - so much snow!
There is a trail down the valley to Flam from here, and originally I thought maybe we would do that, but it is good we didn't because we were definitely not prepared for lots of steep snow hiking.
The train down says it is one of the most beautiful train rides in the world!
There were tons of small waterfalls trickling down everywhere and the lady sitting across from us pointed out every single one. "Look! A Waterfall!!" She was super excited about all of them
On the way down they tell you some history and the train stops a few times so you can get out for a min and take a photo
It was really cheesy. At the one stop they told us about Huldra - a seductive forest spirit that some people say you can see dance in the hills by the waterfall as she sings. And they had someone dressed up doing just that. I loved it!
Very glare-y photos
Flam is super tiny and not much there, though it is a cruise ship port.
Our room looked over the water which was nice. We could sit out on the balcony and enjoy the view. It was beautiful and warm when we arrived.
When we checked in we got a map of the hiking in the area and decided to walk out to Otternes Farmyard which means we walked along the coast on the left side of this photo for a bit.
It was a beautiful walk
And we found lots of these plaques for Fjordpark, but I don't know why they were just along the road
Taking a break
We didn't actually go up to the farmyard as it was getting late and up a steep hill and we didn't feel like it. So we turned around and went back.
I think there were three places to eat in Flam and one had pizza - no cheese and it was vegan. Nothing super fancy, but I didn't know if they would have anything at all I could eat since the town was so small.
Relaxing after dinner. All in all a good day.