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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
4.4 stars(32 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
2023MayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
£1,595 pp
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  • DestinationNorway
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Arctic Circle Express
3.9 stars(9 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
2023MayJunJulSep
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£3,295 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Grand Arctic Circle Explorer rail tour
2022Jul
2023JunJul
22 days from
£5,295 pp
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  • DestinationDenmark, Norway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Our customers love our Bergen Railway tours
Arctic Norway and Midnight sun in Lofoten
5/Jul
mary orland
5 stars
“Superb itinerary with a variety of comfortable travel to a stunning country. Linda the tour manager was brilliant and always positive.
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Highlights of Norway’s Fjords and Cities
17/Jun
Timothy Horsfield
5 stars
“The holiday lived up to our expectations and the weather made it too. The Tour Manager did an excellent job.
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Grand Tour of Scandinavia
18 Jul 2019
Mr D Higgins
5 stars
“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.
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