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Romsdalen

The Golden Train - Roundtrip Ticket

Awarded “The most scenic rail journey in Europe” by Lonely Planet, the Rauma Railway will amaze you with its magnificent views of vertical mountain cliffs and serene emerald green rivers.

Experience the spectacular history of the Gold Transport and enjoy the majestic scenery of high peaks and jagged rock faces with Trollveggen, the engineering masterpiece Kylling bridge and the impressive Verma waterfalls as some of the main attractions on the journey.

The journey starts at Åndalsnes station, where you will be welcomed on board by our train hosts. The first part of the journey by train takes about 1 hour.
Apart from the visual feast of Norway’s stunning nature during the train ride, you will be served with unique stories about the ones who have struggled and lived amongst sharp peaks, fed on the river, and climbed the mountains and you'll get to dive into the historical events of the Second World War, the roots of “the Golden Train”.

With your own mobile phone and headphones, you can download our audio guide in your preferred language (English, German or Norwegian) and follow the historical events along the way.

Moving at a slow pace will allow you the opportunity to capture stunning photographs of the breathtaking natural scenery passing by from the comfort of your window seat. You will get a short break at our final stop at Bjorli train station. Here you can disembark the train and take in the serene beauty of the surrounding nature outside.

After a short break, hop back on and continue your incredible journey, as the train is making its way back to Åndalsnes.

Hop on board and let’s explore the wonders of the Golden Train together!

History of the Golden Train

During World War II, Norway undertook a secret mission to transport its gold reserves from Oslo via the trainline to Åndalsnes as part of efforts to safeguard national assets from German occupation, sending it to safer locations, including overseas destinations such as the United Kingdom. The gold was disguised as mundane cargo, and secret routes were used to evade enemy patrols and checkpoints. Norwegian resistance fighters played a crucial role in facilitating this secret operation, united to undertake a perilous

train journey through the stunning Romsdalen terrain. The successful evacuation and safeguarding of Norway's gold reserves held significant symbolic importance for the Norwegian government and its people. It demonstrated resilience against the German invasion and helped maintain Norway's financial sovereignty during the occupation.

Now, it’s your turn to experience this unique event in Norwegian history.

Location or meeting point

Important information

Meeting time and place

  • 9:45
  • 12:45

at Åndalsnes Train Station, Jernbanegata 1, 6300 Åndalsnes.

Duration

  • 9:55 – 12:23 (2 hours 28 min)
  • 12:53 – 15:35 (2 hours 42 min)

Transport

Departure 1

  • 09:55 - 11:00 Åndalsnes - Bjorli
  • 11:00 - 11:35 Stop at Bjorli / Option to disembark
  • 11:35 - 12:23 Bjorli - Åndalsnes

Departure 2

  • 12:53 - 14:06 Åndalsnes - Bjorli
  • 14:06 - 14:31 Stop at Bjorli / Option to disembark
  • 14:31 - 15:35 Bjorli - Åndalsnes

Included

  • Return Train Ticket
  • Free Audioguide (on your own smartphone)
  • Toilet on board the train
  • Photo stop at Bjorli (± 30 minutes)

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