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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.