Verve Search just launched Virtual Flåm – a virtual reality train journey. The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest train journeys in the world on regular tracks and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway. It has been listed as one of the top 10 train journeys in Europe by National Geographic. Additionally, was named “The World´s most incredible train journey of 2014” by Lonely Planet Traveller.
For the very first time, the stunning journey can be experienced from the comfort of your own home. The journey is also compatible with virtual reality devices which again adds to a more immersive experience.
Take a look for yourself: http://www.expedia.no/vc/c/virtuelle-flam/en
By attaching a 360º camera to the front of the train and record the entire journey from Myrdal to Flåm, people are for the very first time able to experience the entire ride from the driver’s point of view. Virtual Flåm captures beautiful high mountain scenery, majestic waterfalls and wild nature within 44 minutes.
Verve Search did this to enable people to experience Flåm from their living room. Technology is changing the way we communicate with and experience the world around us. It makes us move forward and this is why they decided to take advantage of the virtual reality technology. The advantages of this technology is that it allows people to experience the wild and fascinating Norwegian nature without actually going to Flåm themselves. The nature put to display with Virtual Flåm makes this possible for the very first time.