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Ofoten Railway from Kiruna and Gallivare to Narvik

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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Our customers love our Ofoten Railway from Kiruna and Gallivare to Narvik tours
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1/Sep
Julie Kay
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“Fabulous holiday from start to finish. Our Tour Manager, Roger, was very knowledgeable and efficient in ensuring the itinerary went smoothly. The hotels were good with some being very good. Had an issue with one hotel but they swiftly resolved it. Pity the Inlandsbanan railway journey was cancelled but we enjoyed a very scenic (if long) coach journey instead. A big thank you to our driver Peter and his excellent driving skills getting our coach up some very steep roads with hair pin bends. We extended our trip by a few days at each end which I recommend. We experienced all the seasons ice, snow, sun, mist, bitterly cold winds, heavy rainfall; saw stunning waterfalls, fjords, snow capped mountains, glaciers, forests, and animals. Crossed the Arctic Circle; and travelled by rail on some of the worlds most scenic railways. Although tiring with some very early starts, it was s fantastic holiday
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Carol Collinson
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“This was 4th GRJ trip we’ve done. Everything is well organised and you feel safe while away. We must admit it’s the Tour Guide that either makes or breaks it. Kate was absolutely brilliant on this trip.
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