Discover «the Eight Wonder of the World» by Arctic Train
Arctic Train offers one of the world’s most incredible train journeys. Hundred years ago, the line was described as “the Eighth Wonder of the World” by the author Ernst Didring. Having experienced this spectacular train journey, you will understand why.
Our priority is not to provide the fastest possible transport from A to Z, but to give you an unforgettable Arctic experience. While you are enjoying the view from one of the train’s 270 comfortable seats, you can pick tasty snacks and drinks from the menu. The train is also adapted for disabled people, with wheelchair ramps.
Travveling trough a
historical, beautiful and wild landscape
It is not only the scenery surrounding the trainline that is dramatic. The historic events connected to the construction of the railway at the end of the 19th century and the war actions in 1940 creates a dramatic backdrop for the Arctic Train experience.
Our spectacular Arctic playground
The stunning train ride takes you over seven bridges, through 23 tunnels and past five stations. Within an hour, the Arctic Train crosses the Swedish border, more than 500 metres above sea level, and arrives at Riksgränsen Station.
Should your dream bear the name Aurora Borealis, we offer you an opportunity to improve your chances of meeting her. The areas around the Ofoten Railway is considered some of the best in the world for Northern Lights hunting. In other words, your chances for a date with Miss Aurora Borealis are quite good on board the Arctic Train.
On board the train the guide selects the best stops along the way, in search of the northern lights. If the weather is cloudy in Narvik, there are usually great opportunities for clearing close to the border, and vice versa.
If the unpredictable Miss Aurora chooses not to show up at all, you will nevertheless experience an unforgettable train journey with lots of exiting photo objects under the Arctic sky.