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Train: Bergen Railway

Train Type: First-Class

Bergen Railway
Bergen Railway, Haugastøl. (Photo by Rolf M Sørensen)

Bergen Railway
Bergen Railway, Ustaoset. (Photo by Rolf M Sørensen)

Bergen Railway
Bergen Railway, Raundalen. (Photo by Rune Fossum)

Bergen Railway
Bergen Railway, Ustaoset. (Photo by Rune Fossum)

Journeys on this Train

Arctic Circle Express: Sweden & Norway


The complete Oslo-Bergen line was opened in 1909 as the only year-round land transport between Norway’s two largest cities. It was electrified in 1964. The 300-mile length of track passes through 200 tunnels and 18 miles of snowsheds in addition to crossing more than 300 bridges. In 2009, the Bergen Railway celebrates its 100th anniversary!

The scenery on the 7-hour Bergen Railway trip across the Hardanger plateau, the largest wilderness area in Europe, is breathtaking. Keep your eyes open for reindeer and other wild animals on what the Eurail Guide calls the “most scenic rail trip in Europe.”

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This is a day-time only train.


No dining service aboard this train.


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