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We did this last June and booked the ship's excursion. It is more expensive than doing it yourself but some passengers were unable to get on because of the long queues for buying tickets. People were able to take a later train but the return was too late to catch the ship before it sailed.

Don't know if you can pre-book yourself but I'm sure some forum members will have the information.

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We did this trip in August. We did the ship's organised trip and the train station is right next to where the ship was berthed. It was a bit more expensive than doing it yourself  but I would rather pay for peace of mind beause there were some people on board that was disappointed as they choose to do this themselves and the earlier trains were fully booked and the later trains were getting back too late for the ship's departure.

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We did it independantly but looking back we should have doen it with the ship. 

 

The ship pre books a lot of the early time slots so by the time you have joined the MASSIVE line to buy your tickets you often find it is only afternoon trains left which may not get you back in time for the ship sailing.  We were getting off the ship at 7.30 am knowing this may be the case but the line was already HUGE.  We had to tender in so it took a while to get off the ship whereas other ships in port berthed along side so got in the queue first.

 

We got the last 2 tickets on the last train that would get us back to the ship in time!  Had we been even the couple behind us we wouldn't have been going due to the time.

 

It is well worth it though. Very beautiful & quite nostalgic.

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We did this about 18 months ago - booking with ship (Adventure of the Seas) on line.    This also included a driving tour to Voss where we had lunch by the lake, a snack at the top of the valley and return by coach through wonderful scenery after descending round many Hairpin bends .  A Magnificent round trip without any hassle or worry Not sure what other cruise lines offer but do all of it, you may only go once.  Best wishes

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This may help you decide

 

Looking at The Web site

https://www.nsb.no/en/our-destinations/our-regional-railway-lines/the-flam-railway

 

The cost is 340NOK each way for Adults Return 680NOK for  Flåm

to  Myrdal return

 

P&O Are presently selling tours from Flåm  for

 

Scenic Flam Railway     Adult: £62.00 / Child: £38.00

 

  • Activity Level: Low
  • duration.png2¼ hours

 

Scenic Flam Railway  2hrs 15mins 

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The Flåm Railway is a remarkable piece of engineering which provides wonderful vistas of the mountains and waterfalls that characterise this beautiful part of Norway. Boarding the train at Flåm Station, you’ll travel along the Flåm River, which is one of the best salmon rivers in the west country, to Myrdal Station at an altitude of 2,845 feet above sea level. 

Admire the fabulous passing scenery along the 12½ mile track, including the sheer drop of the Rjoande Waterfall and the impressive peak of Vibmesnosi Mountain. In order to climb the 985 foot Myrdalsberg, the railroad is built on 4 levels. As your train stands on the 4th level, you can see all of the other 3 levels. In order to ensure the best possible views the train will slow down at the finest sections so you have time to capture the dramatic scenery. There will be a brief stop at Kjosfossen Waterfall to photograph the spectacular 305 foot cascading waterfall.

At Myrdal, the train turns around and returns back to Flåm.

Essential Information

This excursion will operate by train. The walk to Flåm station takes 5 minutes. There are a few steep steps to embark the train and the journey is approximately 60 minutes each way. There is a limited taped commentary on the train. This tour involves several tunnels. The train stops at Myrdal for 5-10 minutes to turnaround, as soon as it is ready it will depart therefore passengers are requested to remain on the train

 

Norway in a Nutshell  Adult: £105.00 /  Child £53.00

Ref: FL1_005

Board the famous Flåm Scenic Railway for one of the most picturesque train rides in Norway. Enjoy the views as you begin your ascent though lush countryside to the Kjosfoss Waterfall, a brief stop is given for photos, before continuing to Myrdal. Changing trains at Myrdal Station, your journey will take you past various landscapes, through tunnels and down the mountain valley to Voss Station, a well known tourist resort in both summer and winter. 

From Voss Station, a 5 minute walk will bring you to a local hotel where a delicious Norwegian buffet lunch will be served. 

After lunch, your coach journey continues to the Tvinde Waterfall, to photograph its pretty cascading falls. From here, pass lakes and tumbling waterfalls as you navigate the serpentine bends of Stalheimskleivane, the steepest road in Norway. The panoramic return to Flåm will take you down the verdant valley, past snaking rivers, through villages and along the Nærøyfjord.

Essential Information

This excursion will operate by coach and train. The walk to Flåm station takes 5 minutes. There are a few steep steps to access the train. The local guide is not permitted to give a commentary onboard the train, however a limited taped commentary will be provided from Myrdal to Flåm. You must remain seated on the train, as the journey can be bumpy. The train journey is approximately 50 minutes. This tour involves several tunnels. The amount of water in the waterfalls varies depending on recent rainfall. There is an optional walk of 5 minutes to get a closer view of the Tvinde Waterfall.

  • Activity Level: Medium
  • mealincluded.pngMeal Included
  • duration.png6½ hours

 

Flåm Railway and Biking  Adult: £106.00

 

  • Activity Level: High
  • info.pngImportant Information
  • duration.png3¾ hours

 

Age Restrictions:

Child Tickets - Children are not allowed on this excursion

Infant Tickets - Infants are not allowed on this excursion

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The Flåm railroad is only 12½ miles in length, and described as one of the most interesting stretches of railroad engineering in the world. Join the train at Flåm Station at sea level and travel to Myrdal Station at an altitude of 2,845 feet above sea level. 

The train journey will show you the impressive scenery of the area; the Rjoande Waterfall, with a sheer drop of 459 feet, the peak of Vibmesnosi at 4,163 feet and the spectacular 305 feet Kjosfossen Waterfall.

Once you arrive at the highest level of Myrdal, you will remain on the train back down to Berekvam Station, over half way down the Flåm Railway. Here you will leave the train where your bikes will be waiting. 

Enjoy an exhilarating downhill ride back to Flåm, following a narrow gravel and asphalt road along the river with spectacular views of the waterfalls, mountains and valley.

Essential Information

This excursion will operate by train and bike. A safety briefing will be given prior to the bike ride and all necessary equipment will be provided. It is compulsory to wear a cycle helmet. Passengers are advised to wear enclosed sturdy footwear and to dress according to the weather. It is recommended to carry a bottle of water and sun protection. Your height will be required in advance. Children under 15 are unable to participate. There is a weight restriction of 23 stone.

Important Information

ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended. 

LIABILITY
P&O Cruises will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. P&O Cruises does not provide or supply the excursion services. P&O Cruises will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and P&O Cruises shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions P&O Cruises is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of P&O Cruises. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

  Norway in a Nutshell Adult: £105.00 / Child: £53.00

 

Ref: FL1_005

Board the famous Flåm Scenic Railway for one of the most picturesque train rides in Norway. Enjoy the views as you begin your ascent though lush countryside to the Kjosfoss Waterfall, a brief stop is given for photos, before continuing to Myrdal. Changing trains at Myrdal Station, your journey will take you past various landscapes, through tunnels and down the mountain valley to Voss Station, a well known tourist resort in both summer and winter. 

From Voss Station, a 5 minute walk will bring you to a local hotel where a delicious Norwegian buffet lunch will be served. 

After lunch, your coach journey continues to the Tvinde Waterfall, to photograph its pretty cascading falls. From here, pass lakes and tumbling waterfalls as you navigate the serpentine bends of Stalheimskleivane, the steepest road in Norway. The panoramic return to Flåm will take you down the verdant valley, past snaking rivers, through villages and along the Nærøyfjord.

Essential Information

This excursion will operate by coach and train. The walk to Flåm station takes 5 minutes. There are a few steep steps to access the train. The local guide is not permitted to give a commentary onboard the train, however a limited taped commentary will be provided from Myrdal to Flåm. You must remain seated on the train, as the journey can be bumpy. The train journey is approximately 50 minutes. This tour involves several tunnels. The amount of water in the waterfalls varies depending on recent rainfall. There is an optional walk of 5 minutes to get a closer view of the Tvinde Waterfall.

  • Activity Level: Medium
  • mealincluded.pngMeal Included
  • duration.png6½ hours
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Further to the above

I have found that they offer a return ticket for 440NOR  not the 340 each way as their normal website.

 

https://www.visitflam.com/en/flamsbana/priser/

 

 

This does make the P&O tour more expensive.

 

FARES 2016

 

Single fare Flåm - Myrdal or Myrdal - Flåm


Adult NOK 340

Child 4-15 years NOK 170

 

Group discount - at least 10 persons (advance reservation required):

10% high season 1 May - 30 September NOK 306

25% low season 1 October - 30 April NOK 255

 

Return fare Flåm - Myrdal - Flåm


Adult NOK 440

Child 4-15 years NEW! NOK 170

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WE too are going to the Norw

 

 

ay at the end of May (P & O Arcadia) The excursions are not yet available to book online but should be available 12 weeks before departure. I know they do have one on the Flam railway and if we do on the train we will book the excursion direct with P & O.

We are booked on that cruise and I am waiting to see what excursions P&O will be offering over the course of the cruise. I know they will be expensive though so have been wondering about using the company "Cruise Excursions" as they are cheaper. Have any fellow members here any experience of using Cruise Excursions please?

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We were on the Oriana  we waited until we docked in Flam, my OH went down the dock to the ticket office and purchased 2 tickets much more reasonable than PO, our dining companions did the same  but when they got to Flam they picked up bikes  and really enjoyed the scenery they also booked in Flam.

It was a lovely train ride we went about 11am  encountered no problems at all, we particularly enjoyed the waterfall with the sirens singing and darting behind the water.CG 

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