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Train ride to Flam.

Anyone going to Norway has to take a train and boat at some point.  I'm convinced it's the only way to really see Norway.  You know how every country has its something special that if you don't see you haven't really been to that country?  Like France has Paris, Greece has beaches, Switzerland has the Alps (the real Alps with the worldclass skiing).  Well, Norway's thing is its fjords.  If you just go to Oslo, you haven't seen Norway.  Even a lot of Norwegians have said that.  So we caught a 10:44 train from Lysaker to Myrdal and took in the scenery.  It was a five hour trip but it was so beautiful.  We went through huge green forests, passed about 80 waterfalls, and ended up at the top of a very high mountain that was covered in snow and fog. 

It was at the top of this mountain that we caught the Flam train.  This train took us from Myrdal to Flam with scenic stops along the way.  I think the most impressive part was when we stopped at this roaring waterfall (that got us soaked!) where these blonde ladies were dancing to some mystic music.  It was interesting for sure. 

Once we got to Flam and checked into our hotel, we decided to take a small little hike to the nearest waterfall.  It was beautiful, but it decided to rain on us.  We had wanted to have a glass of wine by the waterfall, but it was a little too wet.  So we walked back down to the town and had pizza!

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Train ride to Flam.
Train ride to Flam.
At a very high point in Norway som…
At a very high point in Norway so…
Getting on the Flam train
Getting on the Flam train
On the Flam train.  22kms in 1 hou…
On the Flam train. 22kms in 1 ho…
A stop on the way to get wet by th…
A stop on the way to get wet by t…
Dancing nymphs in the left corner
Dancing nymphs in the left corner
Waiting to get to Flam
Waiting to get to Flam
Looking down on the little town.
Looking down on the little town.
Small hike up to a waterfall.
Small hike up to a waterfall.
Being a goofball!
Being a goofball!
Brrr
Brrr
So peaceful
So peaceful
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photo by: mountaingirl