Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Magical Trains of Norway

Just imagine yourself sitting in a comfortable seat and looking through the window on green valleys, picturesque villages, and severe mountains!

Magical trains of Norway

It is not at all surprising that some scenes of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" were filmed on the Raumabanen railway line in Bjorli. And an old steam train belongs to the Norwegian Railway Club. 

The Norwegian State Railways (NSB) is a developed transport network from Kristiansand in the south to Bodø in the North. NBS infrastructure includes more than 3000 km of railways, 775 tunnels and more then 3000 bridges. 

THE MOST PICTURESQUE ROUTES 

Bergensbanen 

The Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen is considered one of the world’s most scenic train rides that takes you to some of the country’s best natural attractions. The seven-hour journey brings you across one of Europe’s highest mountain plateaus, and takes you to through spectacular and varied nature. 


Flåmsbanen 

Flamsbana is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The train journey runs past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean. 

Flåmsbanen

Dovrebanen 

The Dovre Railway runs between Oslo and Trondheim through the beautiful Gudbrandsdalen valley and across the mighty Dovrefjell mountain range. It takes you to some of Norway’s best national parks, mountains and scenic attractions. If you spend a few days or a week on the journey, you can explore some great destinations along the route. 


Jærbanen 

Jærbanen runs along the Southern Norwegian coast from Egersund to Stavanger. It is a beautiful train journey with a stunning view to the North Sea and the sandy beaches of Jæren. The whole trip takes about an hour, and the train has frequent departures all day. The beautiful stretch named the “Seaview rail” is also becoming increasingly popular among tourists. 

Rørosbanen 

The Røros railway runs between Hamar, Røros and Trondheim through the rough and beautiful wilderness in Østerdalen. The line got its name from the former mining town of Røros. The town is truly unique – a modern community, in which people live and work right in the middle of a UNESCO Heritage Site. Although Hamar and Trondheim are regarded as the end stations, the train starts its journey northwards from Oslo. 

Nordlandsbanen 

The Nordland Railway (or Northern Railway) runs between the historic city of Trondheim and the beautiful Northern town of Bodø. The 729 km long railway crosses the Arctic Circle and takes you through stunning Norwegian scenery. 

Freight train, Norway

The train is an easy and comfortable way of exploring Northern Norway, whether you are travelling all the way to Bodø or visiting a destination along the route. The trip is just as beautiful in winter as in summer, and truly a memory for life. Lean back in your seat and enjoy the view to the sea and the mountains while you are driving past 44 stations, 293 bridges and 154 tunnels. 

Raumabanen 

The Rauma Railway running between Åndalsnes and Dombås is known as one of Norway’s wildest and most beautiful train journeys. The tour takes you through the beautiful Romsdalen to famous natural attractions like the Trollveggen cliff face and the Kylling bridge. 


The Rauma Railway runs as a sightseeing train from the end of May to the end of August. On the train, there is a guide service in Norwegian, English and German. All passengers receive a brochure describing the highlights of your journey and a map of the train line. The train slows down at the best sights. 


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