Travel from Bodo to Trondheim by train

29 August 2007

Bodo and Trondheim are connected by a short flight, however, traveling by NSB (the norwegian's state owned railways) is a good choice because the train runs between spectacular scenery and, south of Bodo, it crosses the arctic circle (total journey time from Bodo to Trondheim by train is 10 hours).

Bodo, Norway Bodo, Norway
Bodo, Norway Bodo, Norway
Bodo, Norway Bodo's downtown. This city is an important commercial and industrial center in northen Norway. The city is very modern, because was destroyed by several fires and re-built. There aren't particular attractions for tourists, but it is the ideal base for excursions to the Lofoten islands and to ride the arctic circle railway starting from Bodo and ending to Trondheim.

 

Bodo, Norway, the cathedral
The Domkirke cathedral, built in 1956. A mall in central Bodo.

 

Bodo, Norway, railway station Bodo, Norway, railway station
The railway station in Bodo, the last stop of the arctic circle railway.

 

Train Bodo - Trondheim, NSB railways Train Bodo - Trondheim, NSB railways Train Bodo - Trondheim, NSB railways
A train serving the Bodo - Trondheim route. The entire ride lasts 10 hours, but the seats are comfortable and the landscape is beautiful.

 

Shortly after departing from Bodo, the train runs along a fjord.

 

Train Bodo - Trondheim, NSB railways, Norway Train Bodo - Trondheim, NSB railways, Norway
Then, the railway climbs slowly up to an altitude of about 700 meters, where the trees are replaced by flat tundra.

 

Train Bodo - Trondheim, crossing arctic circle
Here the railway crosses the arctic circle.

 

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Train Bodo - Trondheim, NSB railways, Norway
Train Bodo - Trondheim, NSB railways, Norway The ride continues descending again slowly to sea level, between dense forests and crystal-clear water channels.

 

Train Bodo - Trondheim, NSB railways, Norway Trondheim, railway station
Finally, the train reaches Trondheim, where the station is located in the downtown, near a channel of water.


 

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