My first stop in Norway was Oslo, the capital city, which I visited during my recent trip there. Even though I stayed in Oslo for four nights, I wouldn’t recommend it as a tourist destination for more than two or three nights. The city of Bergen is the most visited tourist destination in Norway.
In spite of the fact that it was more expensive and took longer than flying domestically, I chose to travel by train from Oslo to Bergen. It takes between 7 and 8 hours to travel by train to Bergen, whereas it only takes 55 minutes to travel by plane. Even so, I don’t regret making the choice. What I found instead was that the majority of tourists visiting Norway used to travel by train rather than flying, despite the higher cost and longer travel time. Why, I wondered?
To get there, you must drive along Norway’s most beautiful road — not just in Europe — which connects Oslo and Bergen. As a result, when I bought my train ticket, I made certain that my seat was near the window so that I could enjoy the stunning scenery the entire journey. Large green spaces with beautiful houses and gardens were all around me, as were beautiful lakes and rivers, assorted trees of all shapes and sizes, and snow-capped mountains that appeared only as we approached the city of Bergen, possibly due to Bergen’s higher altitude above sea level.
Because of the spotless train car and comfortable seats, as well as wireless internet and phone and computer charging ports, I had a great time on the trip. Additionally, there was a café lounge on board the train where passengers could order drinks and food to enjoy during the trip.
If you’re planning on taking this trip, make sure to get plenty of rest before getting on the train. Otherwise, you risk falling asleep and missing out on the beautiful scenery. To fully appreciate the route’s splendour, I spent the vast majority of my time staring out the passenger window. This route is absolutely gorgeous, as I’m sure you’ve heard. Instead of continuing on with my ramblings, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, even if real nature is far more beautiful than what you’ll see in the next few shots.