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The Bergen Railway

Address: Oslo, Norway
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Ranked #5 of 171 Attractions in Oslo
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Seven-hour train ride one-way, but never a dull moment... The scenery is never the same, but always spectacular. We are fortunate to be in a empty wagon, and can run back an forth between the windows. Free coffee, tea, and hot water in the Komfort class, but the offerings in the dining car is only so-so. Pack your lunch and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

If you want to go to Bergen please first see the weather forecast and then plan your trip I would suggest the best time is summers.. I took the morning train and I was totally amazed seeing Norway beauty... I have never seen such beautiful mountains in my life ...

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Northern Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

From Oslo, you catch the express train to Bergen. It takes you over some of the most breathtaking scenery and mountains in Norway. The trip takes about eight hours and should be done by taking the first train in the morning. Then you have day light, as it can be quite dark during our winter months. It is also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Fantastic voyage through the fjords of southwest Norway. Very efficient operation and swiss like precision. Worth the 7 hour each way trip.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Seven hour cross county trip from Oslo to Bergen. When traveling west try to get a seat on the right hand side. Upgrade to Komfort class (90NOK) for free hot beverages (coffees, chocolate, tea, cappuccinos)-definitely worth it.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We took the train from Oslo to Bergen in December. The train itself was comfortable, had good toilet facilities and had a café car. The whole trip from Oslo to Bergen takes 7 hours. We went on the 8am train. So in December the sun isn't even up until at least 9:30 or 10am. So we did get daylight for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Although it is a pretty long journey this trip is completely worth it! The scenery makes you feel like you are actually reading an edition of National Geographic. You go from city to city passing through the amazing norwegian countryside, seeing mountains, glaciers and fjords. There is also the option of getting off a bit before Bergen and taking a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The views are great and quite varied in the ride from Bergen to Oslo. There's everything from lush beauty to rugged landscape. The trains are comfortable and it was a great ride.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The views from the train are unbeatable. This was one of the biggest highlights in all of the travelling I have ever done. I can't even explain how beautiful, it's just one of those things you need to do! The train was comfortable and clean, but the food was sub-par, expensive and the people making the food completely skipped me... More 

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Northern Rivers NSW Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Following the Hurtigruten voyage, we decided to take the much applauded Bergen to Oslo train. We booked as soon as tickets were available, paid extra for 1st class (Komfort) & deliberately reserved seats that were facing forward. To our dismay, the carriage was reversed & we spent 6.5 hours traveling backwards with limited vision due to the high & wide... More 

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