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Ofoten Railway

The Ofoten Railway lies on a headland at the foot of the Fagernesfjellet, between the Beisfjord and Rornbaksfjord, and runs between the iron-ore mines at Kiruna in Swedish Lapland and the port town of Narvik on the Norwegian coast. The modern town of Narvik was developed as a port for the export of the iron-ore, and the Ofoten Railway, was built at the turn of the century as the link between the mines and the port.

At the time of construction, the Ofoten Railway was both the coldest and northern-most railway project in the world. The 26-mile (42km) line was painstakingly carved out the mountains - an incredible engineering project that was largely undertaken by hand. The result is a breathtaking route which takes passengers past deep fjords, through the wild, rugged mountains and the barren mountain plateaus north of the Arctic Circle.

The Ofoten Railway Museum is dedicated to the local history of Narvik and the Ofoten Railway, and is located close to the centre of Narvik.

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The Northern Lights & Lapland
(14 reviews)
2020Feb
11 days from
$4,245 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsOslo / Kiruna
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  • TransportRail
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Arctic Circle Express
(13 reviews)
2020Jun
16 days
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsStockholm / Oslo
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  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Arctic Circle Express
Mr D Higgins
“This was an absolutely brilliant tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed, in spite of some early morning starts and late evening finishes! The Tour Manager was just great and a real fund of knowledge at every stage of the tour. She was well informed and was able to keep us very well advised along the way, as well as keeping the whole trip on schedule.
The Northern Lights & Lapland
Mrs R Davenport
“The itinerary, the rail experience and the tour manager all were excellent