The second leg of our Norway-in-a-Nutshell excursion is the 20km train trip from Myrdal to Flåm with the famous Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana). This scenic ride is 20km long and the altitude drops from 860m to sea level. It’s the steepest standard-gauge rail line in Europe, connecting the high mountains and Aurlandsfjord.
We continue our scenic Bergen Railway journey from Ål to Myrdal, passing by Finse, made famous as ice planet Hoth in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”. Surreal white rocky mountains and glacial lakes are everywhere. In Myrdal, we change to Flåm Railway, another scenic train ride down to the fjords.
Doing the Norway-in-a-Nutshell excursion from Olso to Bergen, this story is the segment from Oslo to the highland town of Ål. It is located midway between Oslo and Bergen along the famous Bergen Railway.
A short pictorial on the Norwegian airports of Bergen (BGO) and Tromsø (TOS).
Being an avid traveler (not a tourist), I know right away if I like a new airport that I arrive at. It’s like a sixth sense, I can feel the place uplifting my spirit, giving me good vibes, as soon as I sight it from inside the landing plane. And Oslo Gardermoen is one of them.
This trip was planned barely two weeks ago when Qatar Airways announced, to commemorate its inaugural DOH-OSL service, an incredibly low promotional fare for KUL-OSL-KUL via Doha. I quickly grabbed two tickets, and here we are …