Norway rail trips: The Dovre Line

Dovre Railway by Tore Bjorback Amblie, NSB

The scenic Dovre Line

takes you between Oslo and the historic city of Trondheim, located in mid-Norway. The 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. The entire journey takes approx. 7 1/2 hours.
See a Youtube video from the spectacular Dovre Line

Dovre Railway by Torje Bjorback, NSB

Enjoy a ride on the Dovre Line

Welcome on board by Anton Soggiu, NSB

Welcome on board

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.
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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.
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