Norway rail trips: The Arctic Nordland line

The Arctic Nordland linne. Photo Rune Fossum NSBThe spectacular Nordland line 

This Arctic line starts in the picturesque, historic town of Trondheim and takes you through amazing scenery to the beautifully located, Arctic coastal town of Bodo. The entire journey takes approximately 10 hours. It is the longest rail line in Norway, with 44 stations, 293 bridges and 154 tunnels. It is the only rail line to cross the Arctic Circle.
The trip is just as beautiful in winter as in summer, and truly a memory for life.

The Nordland line takes you as far north as you can get by train in Norway. See a Youtube video from the Nordland line

Travel tips for the Arctic Nordland line

Nordland line. Photo by Rune Fossum NSBWe suggest this amazing, 12 nights round trip in Norway:

Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord
Starting in Oslo, then by the Dovre line to Trondheim. The next day by the Arctic Nordland line to Bodo. After a night in Bodo cruise across the Vestfjord to the spectacular Lofoten Islands for an overnight stay.
The next evening you board one of the authentic Hurtigruten ships for an unforgettable cruise along the Norwegian coast to Bergen, with the beautiful Helgeland coast. After a stay in Bergen you continue by fjord cruise on the Sognefjord, the Flam Railway & the Bergen line to Oslo.

This trip is individual/unescorted

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Pictures of the Arctic Nordland line:

Nordland line. Photo by Rune Fossum, NSB

The Arctic Nordland line. Photo by Rune fossum NSB

The Arctic Nordland line. Photo by Rune fossum NSB

The Arctic Nordland line, Norway. Photo by Rune Fossum, NSB