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hiking from Mrydal to Flam

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If you buy a one way ticket on the Flam railroad to Mrydal and hike back, can you get back on the train if you get tired? If so, do you need to buy a round trip ticket?

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As I remember, the railway makes one stop on a side track, to allow another train on the second track.

I do not know if passengers can get on because there are no facilities.

I would not think you could ride the train with out a ticket. The ride is not free.

I would email the rail service and ask them. A tour company could tell you also.

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There are several intermediate stops on the Flåm Railway, but only for the scheduled trains that correspond with the trains from Oslo and Bergen. On busy days when cruise ships are in and trains run non-stop, not all departures will stop at the stations along the line.

You may board the train and get your ticket from the ticket inspector.

Edited: 13 June 2021, 07:03
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The Flåm rail is generally fully booked weeks in advance. Not realistic to think you can use it as an hop on hop off service in mid season. But assuming it worked you used to be able to buy a ticket from the conductor.

Do the bike trip instead of hiking.

https://www.norwaysbest.com/flamsbana/hike-or-bike-the-flam-valley/

Edited: 13 June 2021, 08:48
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The Flåm Railway is still part of the public transport system and one carriage is reserved for individual passengers. It is fully possible to buy a ticket from say Berekvam to Flåm, using the VY app, no seat reswrvation possible. Just tested it. As I am not in the area or in the Flåm valley right now, I cannot test buying a ticket from the ticket inspector, but the Flåm tourist office could confirm.

Edited: 13 June 2021, 09:50
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And a test booking before departure Flåm using the said app would confirm if train is full or not, same with Flåm ticket office. I would assume they are not selling an unlimited number of tickets.

Edited: 13 June 2021, 09:53
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It’s not a particularly exciting hike. The first part, coming straight down into the valley is interesting, but once you’re down, it’s a long trek through a lot of farmland. The cycle trip is generally more appealing, since you can take your time on the steep switchbacks, admiring the waterfalls, and then you have a leisurely ride through the valley to Flåm.

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yes not worth to hike but bicycle...

talking of Flåm, earlier today (sunday evening) on my way back home from Vik after w-e around in Inner Sogn. I was curious to see how it looks like now with covid, so drove out of e16 down to the village. Not empty but maybe ten local cars. Quiet, as it should :-> . instead of looking like Beijing metro at peak hours ....

See:

https://i.imgur.com/fmxxFdx.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MBnWc9Q.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/We5dUy6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/UYKAsK6.jpg

I took a coffee at the small Flåm Bakeri. There were two foreigners: the guy and the girl working there, a czech and an argentinian, and the "sorry sir english only..." thing when I ordered....

then as the Lærdalstunnel is damn boring, I went on the old road over the mountain, and starting the drive up stopped by Stegastein. Couple cars only then empty.

this covid thing is great :) the real plague is mass tourism :-7

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