Taking off with the train from Oslo early in the morning we climbed higher and higher up the mountains until we reached Myrdal Station at 866.8 m above sea level covered in snow! There is no road connection to Myrdal. Then we took the Flåm Line (Norwegian: Flåmsbana) wich is a 20.2-kilometer long railway line between Myrdal and Flåm. Construction of the line started in 1924, with the line opening in 1940. It allowed the district of Sogn access to Bergen and Oslo via the Bergen Line. The first part of the line runs through snow shelters and several short tunnels. We than stopped for 5 minutes at a small platform where we could get out and see the Kjosfossen waterfall. Once we reached the small town of Flåm, a real tourist hot spot and another cruise ship docked, there was not much time to see this special little place. From Flåm, we had the most scenic of fjord cruises. I really enjoyed the boat ride, which lasted almost 3 hours. The boat slowly cruised up one narrow arm (Aurlandsfjord) and down the next (Nærøyfjord) to the nothing-to-stop-for town of Gudvangen, where waiting shuttle buses took us to Voss.
The view from our accommodation was spectacular with the view over Voss and the Vangsvatnet Lake.
What a long, yet exciting and very scenic day for a little rhino.
With Love Stompie!