A Day In Pictures: Flåm, Norway & A Scenic Rail Journey

This week, I am on a familiarization trip sponsored by Cruise Norway and partners. I am traveling with cruise line shore excursion planners, managers and coordinators from several cruise lines. The photos below recount our half-day in Flåm, where we will spend another half day today before setting sail for Skjolden-Sognefjord this afternoon.

Gry Mundal, of the Port of Flåm, speaks with cruise line shore excursion planners in the Flåmsbana Museet, the railroad museum.
The railroad covers 20 kilometers and travels through 20 tunnels.
Views along the nearly one-hour, super-scenic ride on the rails on the Flåmsbana (the Flam scenic train)
If you wish, travel up by train and bike down.
On the rails.
At Vatnahalsen Hotel, where cruise passengers visit on shore excursions from Flåm and one of the stops on the rail journey, we enjoyed waffles with fresh raspberry and cloudberry jams.
Jannet Aksnes, general manager of Vatnahalsen Hotel and a great story-teller. Her mother bakes the waffles, by the way.
You won't lose your way.
Gry welcomes us on board for the return trip.
Afterward, we visit a microbrewery back in Flåm.
A sampling of some great microbrewed beers.
At the end of a long day, enjoying hand-crafted beers.

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Terry Casey says:

Love your pictures from Flam. Bring back great memories. Have posted lots on the highly-enjoyable Norway Coast from our Silver Cloud trip there July 1-16. Have posted lots of pictures on Cruise Critic from that trip and have had over 18,000 views at:
http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923

Will be following along for your adventure. As I’m sure you know, Carolyn Spencer Brown, the CC editor, is on your ship and this trip. Per AccuWeather on Sept. 22 for super historic and charming Bergen, you will have sunny and 55F weather. For this time of year, that will be welcome with that kind of upcoming weather.

This new Seabourn ship was in port as we visited Bergen on July 14. But the Seabourn people were kind of “bitchy” in not allowing the Silver Cloud Captain to visit and tour their ship on that day in Bergen.

Enjoy! Terry from Columbus, Ohio

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