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A train passing a river along the Rauma Railway, Norway
The Rauma Line.
Photo: Leif J. Olestad

Named Europe's most beautiful railway journey by Lonely Planet, the Rauma Railway takes you though some of the most dramatic of Norway's landscape.

About the Rauma Railway

The Rauma Railway running between Åndalsnes and Dombås is known as one of Norway’s wildest and most beautiful train journeys. The whole trip takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The railway line is operated by SJ.

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A trip on the Rauma Line gives you a unique opportunity to experience at close hand some of the most spectacular scenery Norway has to offer. In only one hour, the train will take you from beautiful fjords to the wild mountains. Once onboard, all you need to do is sit back, gaze through the large windows and enjoy your journey through a landscape full of contrasts

Through mountains and over rivers

The train will run especially slowly through the most spectacular scenery, and make photo stops at the famous Kylling Bridge and at Trollveggen, Europe’s highest perpendicular mountain wall. The beautiful, emerald-green River Rauma will follow you, right outside the train window, for much of your trip. The river’s character is constantly shifting – one moment flowing gently between small beaches of white sand before transforming into a wild torrent, cascading down rapids at breakneck speed.

The sightseeing trains on the Rauma Line run from 30 May through 30 August. Choose between two scenic rides; the one hour-ride from Åndalsnes to Bjorli, or a 1 hour and 40 minutes-ride from Åndalsnes to Dombås. In this period these trains slow down here and there to give tourists the best possible view from the trains. The rest of the year, these trains are 10-15 minutes faster than in the summer.

Harry Potter Connection

Visitors to Norway can now travel in the footsteps of Harry Potter. Parts of the movie "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" were shot on the Rauma Railway, between Oslo and the Norwegian fjord region. The scene from Bjorli is the only one in the film that was shot outside of Great Britain.

The Rauma Railway
The Rauma Railway.
Photo: © Raumabanen / Rolf M Sørensen

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