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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
The golden age of rail is alive and well on this intriguing half-day excursion from Kristiansand.
Board a motorcoach for a panoramic drive north from Kristiansand through the stunning Setesdal Valley.
At Grovane Station, you'll board the narrow-gauge Sedestal Vintage Railway for a ride that recreates the atmosphere of a turn-of-the-century rail journey. Founded in 1896, the Setesdal Valley Railway once linked Kristiansand with the farms and mines of the Setesdal Valley. It was closed in 1962 and reopened two years later as a living (and mobile) museum.
Excitement builds as the restored 1894 locomotive whistle blows, heralding the start of your scenic tour. Snaking through a wild and scenic stretch of countryside, the track parallels the Otra River and showcases a landscape dotted with lakes, rolling hills, and the occasional farm.
Your destination is Røyknes, where you will re-board the coach for the return journey to sea level. Back in the quaint port town of Kristiansand, discover a powerhouse of culture and commerce, founded in 1641 by King Christian IV.
The train ride is approximately 30 minutes long. Carriages are not equipped with electric lights; tunnels are traversed in the dark. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and a light waterproof jacket. Train/coach sequence may vary.