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THE RAUMA RAILWAY

Rauma has been named Europe’s most beautiful railway line.

Rauma line on the Kylling bridge .
Photo: Leif Johnny Olestad - Visit Norway
Rauma line on the Kylling bridge .
Photo: Leif Johnny Olestad - Visit Norway

"This is one of my favourite railways."

"When I was little, I had the opportunity to sit in the Rauma Line's locomotive, right next to the train driver."

Author Erik on the Rauma Line .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
Author Erik on the Rauma Line .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

"I will never forget it. The view was spectacular."

Erik Sveberg Dietrichs, author of Togferie ("Train Holidays")

The Rauma Railway view .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
The Rauma Railway view .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

Although the Rauma Railway is one of the shorter lines in Norway, it's an amazing journey!

During the 1 hour and 40-minute journey, the train takes you from the wild mountains surrounding Dombås to the beautiful fjord in Åndalsnes.

The Rauma Railway .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
The Rauma Railway .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

Sit back, gaze through the big windows, and enjoy your journey through a landscape full of contrasts.

The Rauma Railway view .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
The Rauma Railway view .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

Let the journey begin

The trip starts in Gudbrandsdalen Valley, at Dombås train station.

You can also start your train journey in Oslo on the Dovre Railway, which takes you through Eastern Norway and stops at Dombås, where you can change to the Rauma Line.

The Rauma Line at Dombås train station .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
The Rauma Line at Dombås train station .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

The first leg takes you to the mountain villages Lesja and Bjorli.

Fun fact: Part of a scene in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was shot on the Rauma Railway, in Bjorli. It's the only scene in the film that was shot outside the UK.

The Rauma Railway .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
The Rauma Railway .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

Bjorli is home to a big ski resort, which is usually one of the first to open in the autumn.

You can see the resort from the train station. There are four train departures daily, so remember to bring your skiing boots if you're travelling in winter!

Snowboarding at Bjorli .
Photo: Jakob Hertz / Visitnorway.com
Snowboarding at Bjorli .
Photo: Jakob Hertz / Visitnorway.com

Back on the train, the journey continues through beautiful Romsdalen valley. 

If you haven't taken your camera out yet, now is definitely the time!

Trolltindane Mountain .
Photo: Øyvind Heen / Fjords.com
Trolltindane Mountain .
Photo: Øyvind Heen / Fjords.com

The train slows down as it passes the most spectacular scenery. It makes a photo stop at the famous Kylling Bridge, offering views of the nearby Vermafossen waterfall.

The Rauma Railway crossing Kylling bridge in Fjord Norway .
Photo: Johan Berge / Visitnorway.com
The Rauma Railway crossing Kylling bridge in Fjord Norway .
Photo: Johan Berge / Visitnorway.com

The bridge is suspended 60 metres above the emerald-green River Rauma, which runs parallel to the train for much of the trip.

River Rauma .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
River Rauma .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

Don’t put your camera away just yet, as the train takes you further into the valley.

You will soon be close to the dramatic Trollveggen mountain cliff face!

Trollveggen mountain .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
Trollveggen mountain .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

"Trollveggen is Europe’s highest perpendicular mountain wall. The view from the train is amazing."

Erik

The Rauma Railway .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
The Rauma Railway .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

The tracks are surrounded by majestic mountains on the last leg of the journey.

Romsdalen .
Photo: Øyvind Heen / Fjords.com
Romsdalen .
Photo: Øyvind Heen / Fjords.com

Welcome to Åndalsnes!

...and to the fjord. 

New adventures await in Norway's mountaineering capital.

Rauma Railway at the Åndalsnes train station .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
The Rauma Railway at the Åndalsnes train station .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

The train station is just a few steps from the lower station on the Romsdalen Gondola.

The Romsdal Gondola .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
The Rauma Railway to the Gondola in Åndalsnes .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

The gondola is 1,679 metres long and rises up from the fjord along the mountainside!

Romsdal Gondola .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
The Romsdal Gondola .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

What a view!

Romsdal Gondola .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
Romsdal Gondola .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

At the top, enjoy a drink and something delicious to eat at Eggen Restaurant.

Eggen Restaurant in Åndalsnes .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
Eggen Restaurant in Åndalsnes .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the fjord and the impressive mountains in the area!

Ride the gondola or hike down again.

The famous Rampestreken view point is situated a short hike below the gondola, perfect for your next insta shot. 

Nesaksla mountain in Åndalsnes .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway
Nesaksla mountain in Åndalsnes .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Visit Norway

Åndalsnes

Find more sights and activities in Norway's mountaineering capital.

Holidays by rail

Ride the rails through fjords, valleys, and mountains.

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Long-distance trains take you to almost every corner of Norway.

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