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Bergen Railway

Widely regarded as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world, this high-altitude trip through southern Norway links the old Hanseatic city of Bergen and the Norwegian capital, Oslo. The harsh climate experienced in this part of the world has produced a landscape that is breathtaking and wild, and the Bergen Railway enables us to soak up the spectacular views whilst relaxing in warm, comfortable carriages.

Beginning in Bergen in Western Norway, the train begins its ascent into the rugged mountains, travelling alongside deep fjords and passing through numerous tunnels hewn out of the solid rock to the stations at Arna and Dale. After the Trollkona tunnel - the longest on the line at 5.5 miles (8.7km) - we reach Voss, situated by the Sognefjord in an area renowned for its skiing and extreme sports. We travel onwards to Myrdal, the upper terminal of the Flåm Railway, and then continue our ascent to Taugevann, the highest point of the line at 4,267 feet (1,303m). Sub-arctic Finse, the highest station on the route at 4,009 feet (1,222m), is our next stop. The scenery is truly breathtaking.

From Finse, the Bergen Railway then begins a 3,281 foot (1,000m) decent over the next 62 miles (100km). The train takes us through the pretty Hallingdal Valley and along a ledge above the Hallingdalselva River to Lake Krøderen, where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the mountain of Norefjell. Having passed through towns and villages such as Geilo, Gol and Flå, our journey through some of the wildest nature accessible by train anywhere in the world, slowly begins to become more urban as we approach our destination, vibrant Oslo.

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Fjords of Norway rail tour
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4.5 stars(42 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
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  • DestinationNorway
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Geirangerfjord
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4.7 stars(17 reviews)
2023MayJun
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£2,995 pp £2,845 pp
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  • DestinationNorway
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Arctic Circle Express
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4.1 stars(22 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Grand Arctic Circle Explorer rail tour
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2023JunJul
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  • DestinationDenmark, Norway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Grand Tour of Scandinavia
8/Oct
Michael
4 stars
“Did this trip in September 2022 and I enjoyed seeing the transition of the season into autumn. The main season runs to the end of August, so we missed out on a few of the things advertised, so would recommend taking this into account if booking trip in the future.
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Highlights of Norway’s Fjords and Cities
28/Sep
C Olsen
4 stars
“Beautiful but very expensive country. A lot of time travelling though.
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Arctic Norway and Midnight sun in Lofoten
5/Sep
David J
4 stars
“An incredible experience seeing the amazing sights of Norway. Good mix of rail and coach travel and 2 night stays in most places. Small group travel was a big plus
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Ultimate Scandinavia and The Polar Express
25/Jul
C Seal
4 stars
“Beautiful scenery
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