PHOTO: Take a virtual tour of this beautiful place. (Photo courtesy Expedia.no)
Touted as one of the most beautiful journeys in the world, Internet denizens and virtual reality toting hipsters can now experience the Flam Railway from the comfort of just about anywhere.
Thanks to Expedia.no, you can roll along with Virtual Flam, which is a virtual reality portal for enabled devices.
However, if you don’t yet have any of those newfangled toys, you can still enjoy a ride on a magical train the pulls back the curtain on some amazingly gorgeous locales throughout the Norwegian countryside. It’s a 360-degree video tour of an amazing trip enjoyed already by countless travelers from around the world. It’s all an effort to hat tip the Flam Railway on its 75th anniversary.
Virtual Flåm by Expedia.no
If you aren't able to enjoy the embed on this website, you can enjoy a 45-minute train ride at the link posted above.
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It all starts out at the Myrdal Station, which opened in 1941 and rests nearly 3,000 feet above sea level.
Visit Flam has more information on the ride that takes you to such places as Hardangervidda National Park, Flamsdalen and Rjoandefossen. Wondrous waterfalls, a 15th century church and a railway museum are all on the itinerary, which shows off the diversity of Norway’s amazing countryside.
Thanks to modern technology, you can sample a trip to the area well before you take an actual plunge in the form of an International flight to this serene setting.