THE BERGEN RAILWAY
The best stops
Holiday on rails!
Cities, theme parks, outdoor activities, mountains, fjords.... You don´t need a car to explore Norway, just hop on and off at the stations along the Bergen Railway.
New and exciting adventures await on all of them.
...one of the most scenic train journeys in the world!
Our journey begins
… at Oslo Central Station …
Ål, the next station on the line, also has accommodation that's perfect for cyclists, as well as pump tracks, slopes, and tracks.
... this holiday park is packed with fun activities for the whole family, including a climbing park, ziplines, a big indoor playland, a farm, and much more.
The park is located in one of the best campsites in Norway.
The mountain village of Geilo, located midway between Oslo and Bergen (about a 3.5-hour train ride from either city), is perfect for outdoor activities.
Geilo is one of Norway's most popular ski resorts in winter, while in summer, you can …
... climb the scenic Prestholtstien stair trail to the top of Hallingskarvet mountain.
Or race down one of Northern Europe's longest ziplines in Geilo Summer Park, where you also can try downhill mountain biking and lots of other activities.
You can also go fishing, horseback riding, or rafting: there is so much to choose from!
Indulge with a visit to one of Geilo´s spa hotels afterwards!
After Geilo, the train climbs up to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau.
The route runs past Ustaoset and Haugastøl stations, located in stunning natural surroundings high up in the mountains, before arriving at Gudrun’s favourite stop ...
Finse is a tiny mountain village that is only accessible by train.
The train now starts heading back down the mountains again.
Fjords, here we come!
Back on the Bergen Railway line, we are now approaching one of the last major stops before arriving in Bergen:
Voss, the adrenaline capital of Norway, where you can go rafting, skydiving, cycling, hiking, and ...
... ride the Voss Gondol gondola directly from the train station ...
... to the 820-metre top of Mount Hanguren, where you can enjoy spectacular views.
Don’t forget to bring ski boots in winter!
About the trip
The Bergen Railway is a seven-hour trip between Oslo and Bergen that’s been voted one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys.
If you’re traveling from the capital, Oslo, the journey starts in an urban environment and takes you through some of the absolute highlights of Norwegian nature: forested valleys, stunning fjords, and Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau, Hardangervidda.
With almost 500 kilometres of railway, you have a unique opportunity to experience many of the dramatic contrasts one finds in Norwegian nature.
Due to Norway's northern climate, the Bergen Railway provides completely different experiences depending on the season in which you travel.
Here are the main tourist stops along the line:
Everything you need to know about taking the railway between Oslo and Bergen:
Norway by train
Explore destinations along the Bergen Railway. No car required!
Norway by train
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