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I went to Norway with my mother this July. We traveled by bus, so our journey was a bit difficult, but it was worth it. A very beautiful country with countless mountains, waterfalls and magnificent fjords.
I'll tell a bit about one particular stop of the trip where we visited The Flåm Railway.

The Flåm Railway, which passes through the beautiful, narrow Flåm valley, is regarded as a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering. The only thing lacking when the railway line between Oslo and Bergen was opened in 1909, was a branch line to the Sognefjord. In order to assure a transport route to the fjord, work was begun on the Flåm Railway in 1923. It was to take 20 years to complete.





The train stops at Kjosfossen. There is no other place on earth where rail travellers have the chance to see such an impressive waterfall as from the platform at Kjosfossen. High up on the horizon you see the white water cascading off the steep mountain side. The rushing river of water dissolves into foam with a thunderous roar as it hits the mountain on its way down.





The final stop on the Flåm Railway - Myrdal station.

October 2010

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