Arctic Train - Ofotbanen
Arctic Train - Ofotbanen
Arctic Train - Ofotbanen
Arctic Train - Ofotbanen
Arctic Train - Ofotbanen
Arctic Train - Ofotbanen
Arctic Train - Ofotbanen

The Arctic Train - Ofoten Line

The Arctic Train Arctic Train transports you 43 kilometers through a desolate, wild and beautiful landscape along the Ofot line.

The Arctic Train 

Arctic Train travels through a desolate, wild and beautiful landscape on Norway’s most northerly railway. The 43 kilometer long Ofot line streches from Narvik in Nordland towards the Swedish border. From the ice-blue fjord in Narvik to the high mountains, there are several historical events that form a dramatic backdrop for the experience.  

An unforgettable journey 

With towering mountains, dramatic waterfalls and fantastic views of the fjord, this journey goes through a beautiful and wild arctic landscape. The train makes several stops along the way to ensure you get the most out of the trip, and with the help of the "Voice of Norway" app you can listen to the history of the places you pass on the journey. 


The construction of the Ofoten railway started at the end of the 19th century and opened in 1902. The railway was built to ensure access to an ice-free port for the huge iron ore deposits from northern Sweden. Itinerant workers, a so called “rallar”, sought their fortune in what was referred to as Europe’s “Klondyke”, and over 5,000 workers at the most were involved in the construction of the railway. 

A rich and dramatic history 

As an export route for Europe’s largest and most important iron ore deposits, the route was particularly important to control during the Second World War. Therefore, a lot of the warfare that took place during the Battle of Narvik, was in immediate vicinity of the railway. The history behind the development of the railway together with the acts of war in 1940, forms a dramatic backdrop for the train journey. 

Stations: Narvik-Bjørnfjell-Narvik

Facts Ofoten Line 

  • Ofototen Line total lenght. Narvik harbour - Riksgränsen | 43 (42.66) km 
  • Arctic Train. Narvik Harbour - Bjørnefjell | 36.72 km 
  • Number of train stations/stops personal transport | 5 
  • Number of tunnels | 20 
  • Official opening of the Ofoten Line | 14 July 1903 
  • Total tonnage of goods on the Ofoten Line annually | 23 million tons

Good to know:

  • This trip covers the journey between Narvik and Bjørnfjell, the last stop before the Swedish border.
  • There are places allocated for wheelchair users on the train.


  • Roundtrip train ticket from Narvik to Bjørnfjell
  • Beverages for sale on board
  • Audioguide
  • Free wifi

Meeting Place: Narvik Railway Station, Stasjonsveien 1, 8514 Narvik

Price from 595 NOK
/Per person

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Contact information

  • Arctic Train
  • +47 983 65 000


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Product information

Prices from : 595 NOK Per person

Product attributes

  • Online Booking
  • Family Friendly
  • Arctic living
  • Culture and history
  • Group Activity