Travel with Ofotbanen

The Ofoten Line is a 43-kilometre railway trip along Norway`s northernmost railway line. This incredible excursion by train takes you over seven bridges, through 23 tunnels and past five stations.

This legendary railway trip brings you from Narvik to the Norway-Sweden border. From here, Ofoten Line continues to Kiruna, Gällivare to Luleå as the Ore Line.

The Ofoten Line passes through some of the most scenic areas of northern Norway and offers beautiful views of the mountains and fjords along the way. The line is still in use today for both passenger and cargo trains.

The Ofoten Line was built to ensure access to an ice-free port in Narvik to export the rich iron ore deposits from Northern Sweden. The construction took place from the late 19th century into the early 20th century, and more than 5,000 people were involved in constructing the railway line.

The Ofoten Railway Museum is dedicated to the local history of Narvik and the Ofoten Railway and is located close to the centre of Narvik.

During World War II, the Ofoten Railway was again the centre of historical events. As an export route for Europe’s largest and most important iron ore deposits, it was essential to control the railway line for Germany.

Riksgränsen Station

In only one hour, this Arctic train crosses the border, more than 500 metres above sea level, and arrives at Riksgränsen Station.

Fulfil your already memorable, exciting train ride with unforgettable activities and adventures at Riksgränsen and Katterat. During the summer, you will find guided hiking tours along Navy Road. For action fans, mountain biking or kayaking are tempting options here. 

During the Northern Light season (Sept-April), you will find exciting tours, especially hunting for the spectacular colours in the sky. 

In Winter, you will find a unique selection of dogsledding- and snowmobiling tour offers and skiing at Narvikfjellet, and in Summer, Narvik offers Midnight Sun activities. 

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  • Lattitude: 68.436417
  • Longitude: 17.397900