SETESDAL AND ITS PERIOD RAILWAY

  • Port

    Kristiansand

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Shopping

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR90.0

  • Duration in hours

    3

  • Shore excursion code

    2345

Description

A tour brimming with charm and history on genuine Norway on board a period steam train: a genuine dive into the past!



What we will see
  • Journey on a steam train, coach transportation
  • Vennesla, Venneslafjord lake, station of Grovane
  • Setesdal railway station, Otra river, Røyknes, gully


What we will do
  • 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 along*Venneslafjord 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.

What you need 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.