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“Excellent in parts”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bergen Railway

The Bergen Railway
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Self-Guided Sognefjord Trip: Bergen to Oslo
London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent in parts”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

This train ride is OK, though you won't find yourself saying 'Wow' that often. Departing from Bergen much of the first hour is spent in tunnels, with an occasional glimpse of a valley or fjord. As it climbs the scenery gets more dramatic until Flimse. In Winter this is a terrific bleak landscape. Then there are a fairly forgettable 3 hours into Oslo. Not quite among the best journeys in the world, but worth it nonetheless.

Visited March 2014
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“Awesome train ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

This 8 hour train ride is definitely word the trip. My suggestion is to spend more than one day (so don't to Norway in nutshell tour in one day) and get out in Flåm to do a fjord tour.

The train tickets are pretty cheap when booked in advance.

Visited April 2013
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Arnold, Maryland
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“A Great Sidetrip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

We took the train to Flam where we spent the night and relished the views along the way. We spent the night in Flam and took the Ferry out across the fjord next day before moving on to Bergen and eventually back to Oslo. We enjoyed this slice of Norway much more than very expensive and rather dull Oslo.

Visited January 2014
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Tyler, Texas
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“Part of our journey was this train ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

Between Oslo and Bergen we pre arranged thru Hurtingruten cruises this rail ride. Glad we did as we were assigned seats and the views and snow was absolutely amazing! Meeting people on the train was a treat!

Visited February 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Two tips to save money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

The train from Oslo to Bergen takes about seven hours yet the scenery all the way make the one feel it as a short trip, we used it in February so the surroundings were all in white ice and snow then turned into all in green when we approached Bergen, it takes you up to highest point at Finse (altitude 1222 meters) where you feel like being in el Eskimo. TWO TIPS TO SAVE MONEY.
First one: we booked the train ticket through the net two months earlier, thinking we will save some money, yet the opposite happened, we bought the ticket round trip by net for 316 American dollars per person, when we were in Oslo the ticket at day of our departure was for 273 American dollars,making difference of 43 dollars per person round trip. Second tip: Our train ticket was with no seat reservation, so we asked at train station ticket office for seat reservation yet the guy that was their saw our tickets and said we do not have to make seat reservation as the train is always not crowded (seat reservation costs 100NOK round trip per person), next day I went to same office to ask about the side train trip to Flam, and the lady at the office at that day saw my tickets and she insisted in making seat reservation and said in unfriendly way, In Norway You Must Do Seat Reservation, so we did it to be in safe side. When we were in the train at both ways, the train was only half full and their were many free available seats and many people had no seat reservation, so we figured out the the guy at the station was very kind and gave us the right tip but unfortunately we followed the order of the unfriendly lady.

Visited February 2014
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