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Model train?

No, this is not a model train, but the Flåm Railway at Vatnahalsen.

Discover the Flåm Railway - an incredible train journey from the mountain station at Myrdal on the Bergen Railway, down to Flåm station nestled in the inner most corner of the Aurland Fjord.

Each year, this exciting stretch of railway attract people from all corners of the world, making the Flåm Railway one of Norway's major and most spectacular tourist attractions.

The train journey provides some of Norway's Wildest and most magnificent scenery. On the 20 km-long train ride you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascade down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms Cling dizzily two sheer slopes.

The Flåm Railway is one of the worlds steepest railway lines Wed normal gauge. The gradient is 55/1000 Wed almost 80% of the line, ie a gradient of one in eighteen. The twisting tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain are Manifestations of the most daring and skilful engineering in Norwegian railway history.

At the foot of the mountains you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Flåm Valley and admire the majestic Aurland Fjord, a branch of the world's longest fjord, the Sognefjord.

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