Rail holidays to Norway

Rail holidays to Norway: tailor-made itineraries and holidays for individuals in Norway by train

Scenic rail journeys of Norway

Norway’s size and variety of landscapes make it the perfect location for scenic rail journeys, and we incorporate a number of these in our holiday itineraries. The Flåm railway, which runs between the villages of Flåm and Myrdal on the southern banks of the Sognefjord, is one of the steepest standard gauge railway lines in the world and takes you past dramatic mountainsides, tumbling waterfalls and awe-inspiring canyons. Myrdal is also a stop on the incredible Bergen Railway line which runs between the cities of Oslo and Bergen. Cross the Hardangervidda plateau, Europe’s largest high mountain plateau, and pass through several popular ski resorts, keeping an eye out for some of Norway’s spectacular wildlife. Further north, the Nordland Railway is Europe’s longest line and runs between Trondheim and Bodø, crossing the Arctic Circle in the Saltfjellet mountain range. This can be done as a night train journey, but to get the full experience we recommend embarking on the 10-hour trip during the day. These journeys can either be the focus of the holiday or incorporated into a longer touring itinerary.

Rail tours of Norway

Expressions Holidays offers tours of Norway for individuals (you don’t join a group on a set departure date) which incorporate rail travel as both a means of traversing the vast distances and as a scenic attraction it its own right. These tours vary in length and usually involve flying to and from Norway before continuing either by train or car. There is also a variety of destination type offered: choose to focus on Norway’s cities such as Trondheim and Oslo, or else venture further north and experience Arctic Norway from the comfort of your train carriage. Due to the conditions in the far north of the country, Norway’s railway system finishes in Bodø, but you may wish to continue by car and/or ferry to experience more of what Norway’s Arctic regions have to offer. You can travel on any date of your choice subject to restrictions based on whether conditions in certain regions and you can extend the stay in any of the places included.

Our hotels in Norway

All the hotels that are featured by Expressions Holidays have been selected to provide high standards of comfort, service and cuisine. Our hotels are renowned for their charm and character, quality of surroundings and service whilst providing rest and relaxation amid an atmosphere of luxury and style.

Our rail holidays to Norway include

● Travel arrangements with trains as required
● Sample touring itineraries to book as they are or adapt
● Flexible durations and multi-centre stays
● Accommodation in personally-selected 3-, 4-or 5-star hotels
● Additional travel arrangements such as flights, boats and overnight cruises, and car-hire to combine with rail travel

Included in all our holidays

● Concierge service
● Handcrafted helpful hints and local information provided with all our holidays
● Personal service by your sales consultant who looks after all aspects of your holiday
● Full financial protection with our ATOL (3076) for all holidays including a flight and our ABTOT for all non-air holidays

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