World's Most Scenic Train Rides

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Travel the old-fashioned way for a front-row seat to the world’s most beautiful landscapes. All aboard!

Bergen Railway, Norway

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Northern Europe’s highest railway overlooks some of the most pristine glacier-carved fjords in Norway. The seven-hour train crosses the high mountain range between Oslo and Bergen, then runs across the windswept, barren Hardangervidda mountain plateau, the largest protected wilderness area in Europe. Later it descends through lush valleys to the Hanseatic city of Bergen.

Train Trivia: Ninety percent of the energy Nordland Railway uses comes from hydroelectricity or other renewable sources.

Insider Tip: Preorder the tapas menu of trout, salmon, flatbread, cured reindeer meat, reindeer paté, game, and mountain cranberries. For plenty of daylight hours, travel in the summer.

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World's Most Scenic Train Rides

Bergen Railway, Norway

Northern Europe’s highest railway overlooks some of the most pristine glacier-carved fjords in Norway. The seven-hour train crosses the high mountain range between Oslo and Bergen, then runs across the windswept, barren Hardangervidda mountain plateau, the largest protected wilderness area in Europe. Later it descends through lush valleys to the Hanseatic city of Bergen.

Train Trivia: Ninety percent of the energy Nordland Railway uses comes from hydroelectricity or other renewable sources.

Insider Tip: Preorder the tapas menu of trout, salmon, flatbread, cured reindeer meat, reindeer paté, game, and mountain cranberries. For plenty of daylight hours, travel in the summer.

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