After Oslo we travel by rail over the interior mountains to the fjord country.
I couldn't resist ... this girl slept like she was drugged .. and may have been.
Typical rural view as we travel up the valleys, west toward the central mountains.
Geilo was one of our train stops on the way up. 2,600 feet of altitude so far.
Captured through the train window as we got higher into the mountains.
Imagine what that house looks like in the middle of winter!
The ice fields loom over the little houses in this high valley.
Finse was another stop for our train; at 4,000 feet of altitude, it was the highest point of our train ride.
Just before we reach our first destination, Myrdal, we can see down into the canyon that we will travel in another train on our way to Flam on the Sognefjord.
Myrdal was the end or our train ride into the central Norwegian mountains. Here we transfer to another train for the ride down to Flam on the Sognefjord.
Another view of the train station at Myrdal.
We arrived in Myrdal via the track on the right. We start our descent to Flam via the track on the left.
Halfway down our descent to Flam, we stopped for a look at Kjosfossen Falls, 305 feet high with an awesome volume of water.
Legend says that a temptress lives behind Kjosfossen Falls and tries to lure men into danger with her singing.
Of course, now the temptress of Kjosfossen Falls sings for tourists!
The Flaamsbana is the train from Myrdal to Flam.
The Flaamsbana route is 12 miles with a descent of 2,800 feet from Myrdal to Flam, and passes through 20 tunnels.
The view of Flam valley from the Flaamsbana.
One of many falls in the Flam valley.
Near the bottom of Flam Valley, with Flam just around the corner.