Norway rail trips: The Dovre Line

Dovre Line by Rune Fossum, NSB

The Dovre Line – a scenic rail trip in Norway!

This Norwegian train line takes you between Oslo and the historic city of Trondheim, located in mid-Norway. The entire journey takes approx. 7 1/2 hours.
The Dovre line passes through the scenic Gudbrandsdal valley and across the beautiful Dovrefjell mountain plateau – one of Norway’s national parks.
Dovrefjell is the home of a population of some 300 wild muskox.
Watch a video from the Dovre Line
Scenic rail lines in Norway

Scenery in Gudbrandsdal Valley by Christian Roth Christensen, Visit Norway

Scenery in Gudbrandsdal valley

The Dovre Line passes by the Mjosa lake – Norway’s largest lake. The town of Lillehammer – the host of the Olympic Winter games in 1994 – is located towards the northern end of the lake. Lillehammer is a station on the Dovre Line.

The Dovre Line takes you through the scenic Gudbrandsdal valley, with the beautiful Gudbrandsdalslagen river and a unique mountain farm environment, with a rich cultural heritage and traditional log timber houses.

Rauma Line by Leif Johnny Olestad, Visit Norway

Rauma Line starting at Dombas station

Dombas station is the starting point of the spectacular Rauma Line; offering stunning scenery with steep mountain peaks, steep mountain walls and a beautiful river.
The Rauma Line takes you to Fjord Norway and the beautifully located fjord village of Andalsnes, with connecting coaches to the picturesque Art Nouveau town of Alesund.
Read about the Rauma Line

Colourful Trondheim by Petr Pavlicek, Visit Trondheim

Authentic Trondheim

The historic town of Trondheim, the final station of the Dovre Line, is one of the most picturesque towns in Norway and certainly worth a visit – offering authentic areas with tiny wooden houses.
In Trondheim you also find several of the largest wooden buildings in Norway, and the northernmost medieval cathedral, the Nidarosdomen. Trondheim is the starting point of the scenic Arctic Nordland Line.
Trondheim is the starting point of the scenic Arctic Nordland line
Read about Trondheim
See pictures of Trondheim

The scenic Dovre Line. Photo By Rune Fossum, NSB

Enjoy the scenic Dovre line!

Suggested tours with the Dovre Line:

Summer season
The Grand Tour of the Fjords
Norwegian Fjords & Western Coast
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord

Winter season
Northern Lights Cruise trip
Northern Lights Adventure Cruise
Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast

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  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

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  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

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