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Norway has a railway network which consists of over 4,000 km of tracks. Narvik, a city in north of Norway, has the one of the northernmost railway stations in the world. Norway has an international railway connection with Sweden. The national railway company of Norway is called the Norges Statsbaner AS, known in English as the Norwegian State Railways (NSB). The company operates diesel and electric trains.
Norway spreads along an extensive 25,000 km of wild coast characterised by lofty mountains which plunge into the North Atlantic Ocean. Exploring Norway’s pure natural beauty is one of the best experiences one can have in Scandinavia. From glaciers and crystalline fjords to picturesque cities of Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen, Norway has only the very best to offer!
Arriving by train in Oslo, discover the 17th century Quadrangle district and visit the Akershus Festning, a castle housing interesting museums. Go North to Bergen where fruit and fish market and wooden houses are waiting for you. Admire the fjords going to Trondheim with its gothic cathedral or stroll around Stavanger’s old town and harbour.
Travelling by train is a good way to discover the picturesque countryside of Norway. Pine forests to have a breath of fresh air, fjords for sailing, cliffs for paragliding, mountains for skiing, you will be spoiled for choice. Hop on a train to the Arctic Nordkapp to see the midnight summer sun, it is just amazing.
Buy a traditional lusekofte jumper, formerly featuring a black and white design, and a snowflake-print hat to have the complete outfit. If you prefer luxurious dishes, bring back plates from Porsgrund Porcelain. Lovers of cheese, succumb to the gammelost, speciality of Norway!
Eat & Drink
Elks and reindeers are excellent game speciality. If you are not afraid about testing local food, try the raksfisk (fermented trout). Dries cod, smoked lamb’s head or tørrfisk are a sample of what you can find in the gastronomy of Norway.
Take a train and go to Aurlandsfjord’s cliffs. There, climb to Aurland Lookout and live a one of a kind experience winning over your vertigo.
Rail Pass benefits in Norway
With your rail pass, you can travel on board direct trains between Oslo and Gøteborg (Sweden) and between Oslo and Stockholm (Sweden).
Private Rail Road
30% discount. Flamsbana private railroad from Myrdal to Flam.
10% reduction from June 20 to August 17 (high season) and 20% discount during lower season on the Fjord Line.
- Hirtshals-Langesund(20% discount all year round)
- 50% discount. Bus from Andalsnes to Molde (operated by Veoy Buss AS)
- 50% discount. Bus from Andalsnes to Alesund (operated by Nettbus More AS)
Free entrance. Railway museum in Hamar.