Tuesday, July 2, 2013

One of the most beautiful train rides in the world…

After two nights in Oslo, Greg and I headed to the train station to catch the train for Myrdal, Norway.  On our way, we rode past handsome, little Norwegian villages and through stark, stunning landscapes and ended up in Myrdal where we caught the Flåm Railway at 865 meters above sea level. 

The Flåm Railway took us on a 20-kilometer ride through the spectacular wild countryside and hairpin turns.  After about an hour, we arrived in Flåm.  The trip is advertised as the one of the most beautiful railway lines in the world and I will not argue that point.

The photos I took generally don’t do the scenery justice.  I’d like to blame it on the fact that I was on a moving train and taking pictures through window glare, but the fact is, it is so beautiful here that no photo could do it justice.

The first three photos are shots taken before Myrdal and the last three are taken on the Flåm Railway.




Careening down the mountain on the Flåm Railway.

Our only stop was to check out the Kjosfossen Waterfall.

Looking down on the village of Flåm.

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that last one looks unreal! straight out of a children's book or something!

like the b&w, too!

Debbie said...

WoW...what a beautiful place!! i agree with tex, the last image is stunning!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

hey, awesome shots.

would you share that church with us at Inspired Sunday on this coming Saturday? ... I have the link on my blog ... if you wish ... we would sure love it if you would.

keep those views coming .... ( :

Brian King said...

Absolutely awesome! That waterfall ain't no joke! Love the last shot of the village...gorgeous!

Pamela Gordon said...

It is beautiful there and those last two photos are just stunning! It was nice of the train to stop at the waterfall. Amazing!

Deanna said...

Oh wow, that last picture is a such a perfect capture of the lovely little village!!

Lydia Martin said...

Golly ~ no wonder I always wanted to go to Norway! Awesome images Barb!

Chatty Crone said...

So how do you get to do all that BEAUTIFUL traveling? sandie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Grenville told me he's ready to take that train ride after seeing your photos, Barbara.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These photos, especially the last one, took my breath away. Amazing beauty! Wow, do I want to visit there now!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Awesome place... :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Spectacular shots Barb! The falls are amazing.

MEcoy said...

the best shots! i can't take off my eyes on each shot! your the best barbarra

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous photos of wonderful places, Barbara !
Looks like you had a great time in Norway !
Nice evening,
Sylvia

Rose said...

Oh, my, these are beautiful shots...

Betty Manousos said...

dear barbara, these are very impressive shots! looks like you had a fabulous time in norway.

happy 4th of july!

:))

Kerri said...

Wow! Your images make me want to visit! Awesome!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The photos and scenery are unbelievable - that waterfall is beyond magnificent.

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