Swiss Railways train in Zurich Station
Below is a detailed map of the railways of Norway. You can zoom in by using the +/- buttons or by using the wheel on your mouse whilst hovering over the map.
This map has been extracted from the Railway Map of Europe with kind permission of the publishers.
You can purchase copies of the full map, as well as rail timetables, from The European Railway Timetable website
NORWAY has a fairly good rail network given the size of the country, low population density and difficult topography. A considerable amount of investment has been taking place to reduce journey times and expand the capacity of the rail network. Oslo has regular Intercity services along the main lines connecting with the other main cities of Trondheim, Stavanger, Bergen & Kristiansand. The Oslo-Bergen line and the steep adhesion mountain railway from Myrdl to one of the fjords at Flam are one of the scenic train highlights in Europe. Reservations are advisable but not compulsory on long distance services and on the far north line from Trondheim to Bodo. While most services are run by Norwegian State Railways, the Oslo-Stavanger line is run by Go Ahead Nordic and the Oslo-Trondheim-Bodo line is run by the Swedish State Operator SJ-Nord. Virtually all lines are electrified. There is a long running campaign to build a rail link to connect Bodo and Narvik in the far north.
ALL TICKETS can be bought from Norwegian State Railways online, via their app, at station ticket offices and ticket machines.
NIGHT TRAINS: From Oslo there are 3 separate night trains serving Bergen, Kristiansand & Stavanger and Trondheim & Bodo.
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS: A regular daytime service to from Oslo to Goteborg in Sweden. 2 daily services from Oslo to Stockholm. 2-4 daily services from Narvik in the far north to Kiruna & Lulea in Sweden and a night train from Narvik to Stockholm in Sweden. 2 daily services on the scenic route from Trondheim to Storlien in Sweden with a connection to Ostersund.
MOBILITY ASSISTANCE: This can be booked on line, by phone or at selected main stations at least 24 hours in advance.
BICYCLES: A separate ticket must always be bought. Reservations are compulsory on the Oslo-Bergen line and the Oslo- Gjovik line.
NP December 2021