SETESDAL AND ITS PERIOD RAILWAY
Sightseen, Designed for families, Less than 1 hour walking, Family friendly
In a nutshell
Good to know
A tour brimming with charm and history on genuine Norway on board a period steam train: a genuine dive into the past!
- Journey on a steam train, coach transportation
- Vennesla, Venneslafjord lake, station of Grovane
- Setesdal railway station, Otra river, Røyknes, gully
- A short journey by coach will take us into the region, where we can admire the landscape typical of this area: forests punctuated with lakes, hills and farms, here and there.
- We will arrive in Vennesla, a small industrial city, and continue alongVenneslafjord lake heading for the station of Grovane, the railway line which connects Oslo, the capital, to Stavanger.
- The Setesdal railwaywas launched in 1896 and connected Kristiansand to the valleys of Setesdal. The line was abandoned in 1962, but an 8 km section was re-opened as a period railway.
- From Grovane, the narrow gauge railway (1067 mm) heads north along the Otra river crossing bridges, dams, tunnels and snow sheds.
- On the tracks, a steam train from 1894 which takes you right back in time. It is practically impossible to fins another period railway in Norway which covers such extraordinary areas.
- Our last stop and arrival station is Røyknes.
- During the journey, you can see the gully which was used to transport the logs downstream, to the coast, to then be exported.
Good to know
- As it is a period train, it is not equipped with speakers; no commentary will therefore be provided during the trip.
- In the event that this tour is in great demand, the train route may be subject to change, it may even be completed the other way round from Røyknes to Grovane.
- This excursion is not recommended for wheelchair users.
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.