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Dovre Railway Line (Dovrebanen) Tours

For a relaxing journey with plenty of fantastic scenery, take a trip on the Dovre Railway from Oslo to Trondheim in Norway.

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Travel to Trondheim on the Dovre Railway

Norway is famous for its natural scenery, and riding the Dovre Railway that runs from Oslo to Trondheim gives you a wonderful overview of just how varied its landscapes are.

As local travel experts, Nordic Visitor includes this immensely scenic train journey in many of its nearly all-inclusive tour packages in Norway. We make railway travel in Norway easy, with holidays that include accommodation, train reservations, optional activities and other itinerary customisations -- all arranged for you by your own dedicated travel consultant.

Ready to start planning your Dovre Railway holiday in Norway? Keep browsing below for our recommended holiday packages and other travel tips for your train journey in Norway.


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Tours including the Dovre Railway

Enjoy great views of mountains, national parks and small charming towns on a relaxing train journey. These popular Norway tour packages include the Dovre Railway and much more.

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Other ways to explore the fjords

Take a trip by car, train or cruise -- or a combination of travel modes -- to experience the sheer scale and beauty of the Norwegian fjords. These tours showcase the best of western Norway.

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Highlights of the Dovrebanen train from Oslo to Trondheim

As Norway’s second highest rail line after the Bergen Railway, the Dovre Railway includes great variations in elevation and terrain. The journey takes you over the over the rugged Dovrefjell mountain plateau and along the beautiful Gudbrandsdalen valley, passing through 8 kilometres of mountain tunnels and making a steep, winding descent down to the Trondheim lowlands.

On the way you’ll enjoy scenery of pristine nature reserves and small towns with traditional log houses. Overall, it’s approximately a half-day journey (7 hours) from the Oslo Central Station to Trondheim on the Dovre Railway (Dovrebanen) train.



Customisations for your holiday on the Dovre Railway in Norway

As Nordic Visitor specialises in creating bespoke itineraries in Norway, you can easily combine a trip on the Dovrebanen train with a number of other scenic journeys by land and sea.

The most popular option is to add an overnight Hurtigruten cruise from Trondheim to the city of Bergen, “The Gateway to the Fjords”. Sailing to Bergen, you would have the option to join a guided shore excursion to the picture-perfect Atlantic Ocean Road. After a day or two in Bergen, we recommend taking the Norway in a Nutshell® railway journey back to Oslo, a route that includes a trip on the famous Flåm Railway, a short fjord cruise and a thrilling ride on a steep, twisting mountain road.

It’s also possible to take the Dovre Railway to Ålesund instead of Trondheim. From the Dovrebanen, you would change at Dombås to the Rauma Railway (Raumabanen), which is another spectacularly scenic line with numerous sights to enjoy including the Trollveggen (“Troll Wall”), the Vermafossen waterfall and the beautiful Sunnmørs Alps.

 

— TOP ATTRACTIONS

What to see & do in Trondheim

  • Take a tour of the historic Nidaros Cathedral
  • Walk around the Bakklandet neighbourhood and admire the rows of colourful, old wooden houses
  • Head up to Kristiansten Fortress for a panoramic view over the city and surrounding hills

Norway Travel Experts

As a travel agency founded in the Nordic region, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Norway. We offer a variety of tours — both independent and guided — that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Norway travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you — accommodations, activities, rental car, train tickets, Hurtigruten cruise reservations and other specialist services.

Oh, and we can customise your itinerary! If you decide you want to add extra nights at a certain location, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

Different ways you can experience Norway

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Norway below.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Christian, Canada

Complete Norway, February 2020

We had a great experience

Everything was fine, accomodations were perfect, comfortable and very good breakfast. Our experience with Nordic Visitor was very helpful and the followups were very efficient.

Tracy, United States

Highlights of Norway, May 2019

Fantastic tour! My second guided tour with Nordic Visitor, and I will look to do other tours

I enjoyed the small group size and getting to know my tour mates. I most enjoyed the Fjord part of the tour.  Flam was amazing and the accomodations were fantastic! This was my second guided tour with Nordic Visitor, and I will look to do other tours with Nordic Visitor. I have recommended to friends and 2 have used for self-drive tours in Iceland. I also wrote a positive trip advisor review on my Iceland tour and it was read by 1,500 people! I will give another positive write-up on this trip. I love to look at your website (which is one of the best travel websites I've seen) and dream about where I may want to go next.

Brenda, South Africa

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, January 2020

Wonderful experience!

It's intimidating visiting a foreign country where you don't speak the language. Our fears were put to rest the moment we started our tour, the whole experience was just wonderful. Everything was wonderful, our tour was carefully planned and made the maximum use of our time.

Larry, Canada

Highlights of Norway, July 2019

I enjoyed the whole tour!

The scenery was beautiful and the accommodations and food were excellent. Our tour leader and driver were great to travel with and I enjoyed the whole tour.

Debbie, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights, March 2020

Excellent tour!

An excellent tour. Excellent locations, nice quality. Self guided, directions were very clear and concise. We especially enjoyed the day spent at Camp Tamok, where we partook in reindeer and dog sledding.

Lesley, Australia

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, October 2019

Good travel experience!

Flam railway trip fantastic and the ferry cruise in the magnificent fjord. Overall, very good travel experience for this usually very independent traveller.

Michelle, Australia

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, October 2019

Seamless organisation, wonderful time!

All hotels where great a very well located. All transferred where seamless and directions very easy to follow. As a solo traveller I was astounded by how well everything had been organised. I had a wonderful time and thank you for organising my days in Norway. I would definitely use you again. I will be travelling again in 2020. I will be contacting you about other destinations. Thank you again for your seamless organisation. A wonderful journey.  

Richard, United States

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express, August 2019

Positive experience

Overall everything went off perfectly!

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

Our Services

Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalised service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

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