The Ofot line stretches from Narvik in Nordland to Kiruna in Sweden, making it Norway's northernmost railway line. The Arctic Train transports you 43 kilometers through a beautiful and wild scenery, from the fjord in Narvik, passing the gorgeous mountain landscape up to Bjørnefjell, and on to Sweden. The historic events dating back to WW2 serves as a dramatic backdrop for the experience.
Majestic mountains, beautiful waterfalls and stunning views are just some of the things you get to experience on this journey. The train slows down several times during the trip to ensure you catch all the highlights along the tracks. Download the "Voice of Norway" app, and listen to the stories about the area you are travelling through.
At the end of the 19th century, the construction of the Ofot Railway started up, in order to create an ice-free port for the iron ore deposits from northern Sweden. The so-called"rallers" (itinerant workers) sought out the opportunity to take part in the development, and at the most 5,000 people took part in the railway construction.
Ofotbanen previously operated as an export route for Europe's largest and most important iron ore deposits. Therefore it was important to control this railway during the Second World War. Much of the warfare during the Battle of Narvik took place in close proximity to this railway line. The historic events along and the history of the railway line, serves as a dramatic backdrop for the journey
Majestic mountains, beautiful waterfalls and stunning views are just some of the things you get to experience on this journey.