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Gundvangen Avalanche: no bus to Voss!

Mother Nature has forced us to change plans.

At Oslo Sentralstajon on board the 8:25am train to Bergen: the conductor just informed the train that, due to a recent avalanche, the bus route that connects Gundvangen to Voss is CANCELED.

They offered a couple of solutions. Skip Flåm altogether and continue on straight to Bergen.

Or, take the Flåmbahn rail from Myrdal to Flåm...then eventually double-back, reversing the route from Flåm to Myrdal, rejoining a direct train to Bergen.

I don't know yet, but I assume the ferry from Flåm to Gundvangen is still running. You'd just stay on for a round-trip back to Flåm.

I suppose there is one other solution: from Flåm take the long passenger ferry to Bergen. I think this runs once a day. I'm not sure and will find out more. If anyone knows this route, please respond.

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In May I did the train from Oslo to Myrdal, the Flam railway to Flam, and the express boat from Flam to Balestrand. This express boat continued to Bergen. It's a very scenic boat ride.

According to the Norled schedule (, it departs from Flam today at 3:30 pm and arrives in Bergen at 8:45.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

I just realized that because of the time difference my advice probably got to you too late to be useful.

Hope everything worked out okay!

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Thanks for the replies all. Seems like most people are split between the two options: 3:30pm Flam to Bergen boat, and Flam-Myrdal-Bergen train.

It's great to have these two great options. Both beautiful.

A local guy here said they will probably have the road fixed by Monday, over the weekend. That would be around Aug 1 2016.

For those of you reading this now and need the status, I got a quick response from the Twitter account for the railroad, @nsb_no.