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Train Tours from Oslo to Trondheim

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

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Take the scenic train from Oslo to Trondheim

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

As local travel experts in Norway, 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 accommodations, train reservations, optional activities and other itinerary customisations -- all arranged for you by your own dedicated travel consultant.

Ready see the sights from Oslo to Trondheim by rail? Keep browsing below for our recommended train vacation packages and other travel tips for your train journey in Norway.


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Tours including the Oslo to Trondheim train

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 train ride 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, the train ride from Oslo to Trondheim is approximately 7 hours.

The ultimate highlight of the Dovre Railway journey is of course the city at the end of the line, Trondheim. After your relaxing train ride, stretch your legs with a stroll to the historic Nidaros Cathedral and a walk to the city’s historic Bakklandet neighbourhood to admire the rows of colourful, old wooden houses. Or for a more vigorous walk, head up to Kristiansten Fortress for a panoramic view over the city, surrounding hills and coastline.



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 trip from Oslo to Trondheim with other scenic journeys by land and sea.

The most popular option is to add an overnight 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.

 

— 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 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 – accommodation, activities, rental car, train tickets, 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.

Christin, United States
Best of Northern Norway Classic - 71° North Cape, December 2023

Perfect

The tour was perfect and went smoothly the entire time. Communication from Nordic Visitor was timely and detailed. Would book with this tour company again.

Ian, United Kingdom
Norway Road Trip - Complete, July 2023

Memories we'll cherish forever

We found Norway to be a fabulous country and enjoyed every minute of our trip. The scenery was fantastic, the places visited were brilliant and the people were incredibly friendly and helpful. The information pack provided by Nordic Visitor was invaluable, the route chosen for us was superb and the places we stayed in were great. Likewise, the excursions offered, especially the Rib Safari were fantastic and gave us memories we'll cherish forever. Lastly, but by no means least, Irja, our travel consultant, couldn't have been more helpful and I would like to extend a huge thank you to her for all that she did.

James, Australia
Northern Lights by Train and Cruise, October 2023

A great experience

Very well-organised tour and a great experience. Nordic Visitor were very professional and their experience was evident in choosing the well-located and comfortable accommodation they selected for us. Best of all we got to see the northern lights!

Jonathan, United States
Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic, June 2023

Incredibly happy!

Our travel agent, Małgorzata, was amazing to work with! She was able to add a few extra days in Oslo and arranged transportation via train to Bergen. Overall, I thought booking this vacation online and making payments was seamless. All the hotels we stayed in were nice, clean and safe! We loved the breakfast buffets, they were top notch! Also, collecting our rental car and navigating in a foreign country was seamless. We are incredibly happy that our tour package that we received at our first hotel included a physical map that had our tour highlighted.

Violetta, United States
Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express, August 2023

Very satisfied customer

This was my second experience using Nordic Visitor. I am a very satisfied customer. A few years ago we did a self-drive tour of Iceland that was just amazing. This time we did a train/cruise combo tour of Norway. Once again, I can only say you will have a fantastic experience and you will appreciate the labuor of organising and planning being handled by experts who know what they are doing. The cruises through the fjords were beautiful as were the train trips. We loved the combination of train and boat travel as each offered distinct beauty from a different perspective. The country is truly lovely and we look forward to booking future travel with Nordic Visitor!

Dian, United States
Classic Norway, May 2023

Extraordinary!

Extraordinary! Everything went off as planned without a hitch. Our travel guide, Juliana, was exceptional, very responsive in answering our questions and providing updates.

Julie, United States
Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords, August 2023

Best vacation we ever had!

Our family of 5 (3 adult children) loved our Norway fjord tour. We saw the most beautiful scenery and loved each hotel. The food was delicious. Something for everyone. Our guide Al and driver Chris kept things running smoothly. We will have memories to last a lifetime. Thank you Nordic Visitor. Best vacation we ever had!

Alan, United Kingdom
Norway in a Nutshell® Express - Winter, March 2023

An excellent decision to book with Nordic Visitor

Following research, we decided to book with Nordic Visitor. This was an excellent decision. The booking process was easy and informative and Hanna was always available for guidance. The accommodation provided was top class and, importantly, convenient to the train stations from which we travelled. Our tour was amazing throughout with stunning scenery and sights.

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Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

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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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