Video Wednesday: WORLD’S BEST TRAIN RIDE? Bergen to Oslo (Norway) trip report

This video reviews the train journey from Bergen to Oslo, Norway in October 2017.

Captions will give you further information and tips about this very scenic journey. This train is run by Norway national state railways: NSB (Norges Statsbaner AS).

Linked from YouTube channel Speedbird1 FLY

I read so much about it and unfortunately a previous trip to Oslo didn’t give me the chance to experience this epic train journey on the Bergen Line (Bergensbanen).

Known for its wet weather, Bergen offered a stunning sunny and crisp weather for my stay there and (apart for some morning mist), I enjoy the same sunny weather during my journey to Oslo.

The views were spectacular and the autumn colours added a special dimension to the landscape offered. The time flew past and the changing landscape from fjords, barren high altitude plateau, snow capped mountains and pine forests and lakes kept my attention high throughout the journey. I can’t recommend enough this experience. Is it one of Europe’s or the World’s best train journey? You decide – maybe from this video or experiencing for yourself.

I bought the tickets online directly from NSB:
https://www.nsb.no/en/frontpage

My train journey was to take more than the 6hr 45 min scheduled. The train was delayed by more than an hour – a quick search online confirmed that I was entitled to a refund for such a delay:
https://www.nsb.no/en/our-tickets/booking-conditions/how-to-claim-a-refund-and-compensation

The train also stops at Myrdal station where you can take the branch line to Flåm. This service is privately run and tickets can be bought on the link below:
https://booking.visitflam.com/en/to-do/a1488268/the-fl%c3%a5m-railway/showdetails

Video includes footage of Bergen train station, carriages (in first class “Komfort”, 2nd class and “Kafe” the cafeteria section).

Check-in and boarding: ****
Seat comfort: ****
Cabin cleanliness: ****
Staff: ****
Food and drinks: ****
Entertainment: n/a
Value for money: ****
Recommend: yes

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6 thoughts on “Video Wednesday: WORLD’S BEST TRAIN RIDE? Bergen to Oslo (Norway) trip report

  • February 7, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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    Thank you for the beautiful train ride. My grandmother came from Helleland, but i did enjoy the scenery.

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  • February 7, 2018 at 10:33 pm
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    Oh, Martin! You can not know how much I enjoy these videos! I was fortunate to take this trip in 2015 and the views inside the Bergen train station, etc. was like reliving my vacation. We, however, took the full run at night so this was great to see what we missed. I also enjoyed the “Nutshell” video which we also took.

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    • February 9, 2018 at 2:02 am
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      Hello Judyth

      I am really glad you enjoyed the video. I took this trainride 40 years ago together with my parents. It was during the day and I remember the great sights. This video made me want to go again.

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  • February 10, 2018 at 5:32 am
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    I have taken that train ride several times and enjoyed taking the trip again. Thank-you!

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