An important transport route
The Bergen Line offers both transport from villages along the line, as well as travel between Oslo and Bergen, being the main means of transportation for the people living in the villages along the line, as well as for people from Oslo & Bergen visiting the mountain villages.
Spending the week end in a “hytte” or hotel along the line is a common week end activity for Norwegians.
Parts of the line visit stations without road access, such as Finse and Myrdal.
The famous Flam Railway is a side line off the Bergen line, starting at Myrdal mountain station, descending through the beautiful Flam Valley, finishing at sea level in the tiny Flam village by the Sognefjord