Day by day
DAY 1: OSLO TO HAUGESTØL - CYCLE TO FINSE
Start in Oslo by taking the train to Haugastøl, on the edge of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. On arrival at Haugastøl pick up your bike and start cycling towards Finse. Average day trip on good, gravelled roads with boulder railings. Distance: 27km.
Finse1222 is the hotel which is located on the highest point of the Bergen Railway, 1222 meters above the sea level. The hotel is located on the platform with a fantastic view of amongst other things, the glacier Hardangerjøkulen. Finse is surrounded by stunning scenery of the beautiful mountain nature, both in winter and summer.
DAY 2: BIKING RALLARVEGEN
After breakfast, continue the cycling trip along the railway construction road (Rallarvegen) to Myrdal and on to Flåm. The trip follows a well maintained gravel road through the Hardangervidda. Take your time to enjoy the fabulous scenery, and if you are lucky you might even spot wild reindeer in the area. You will pass by the Fagervatn Lake, which is the highest point of Rallarvegen at 1310m. In the summertime, a café is run in the Fagernut Dwelling, where you can buy freshly made waffles and coffee.
The terrain is reasonably flat with some up and down between Finse and Myrdal (38km). Then at Myrdal you will take off towards Flåm and follow the very steep downhill switchback path to the bottom of the Flåm Valley. These last 20km from Myrdal to Flåm offer stunning views down the valley following the Flåm Railway. Doing the trip by bike allows you to plan a leisurely trip with lots of photo opportunities that those travelling by train will miss.
The trip from Finse to Flåm is an good day-trip following the foot and bicycle path along the railway to Myrdal and down to Flåm valley. Distance: 55km. Drop off bike at the bike depot in Flåm and check into your hotel.
Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner included
Flåmsbrygga is a cluster of buildings in the innermost part of the Sognefjord, quiet and secluded, and just a few steps from the Flåm Railway and the quay.
The courtyard, comprising hotel, restaurant, café and Ægir BrewPub, is surrounded by gardens and parks, with magnificent mountains, a beach and boat life nearby, and boasts views over the fjord.
DAY 3: FLÅM TO OSLO/BERGEN
The train runs from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal station. The journey features the finest aspects of the stunning scenery of Western Norway. Over the course of one hour, the train takes you from sea level at the Sognefjord in Flåm to the Myrdal mountain station, situated at 867 metres above sea level. Myrdal is also a station on the Bergen Line, meaning the Flåm Railway connects with trains running between Bergen and Oslo.