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really need some help please on trip to Norway
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Hey everyone im new to this site my name is Amir and i am and i live in the Uk (greater manchester and i’ve just finished my GCSE’s and i wanna do a solo train trip to Norway from England and i don’t know where to start and i was wondering if anyone can help me find a short route through europe to get to Norway and what rail card would i need i will be going to Norway for one month so maybe that will narrow it down for a rail card and also What hostels i should go to

Please reply i would really appreciate it.

I’ve always wanted to travel independently

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I assume you’ll want some sort of interrail pass. Check http://www.interrail… for information about interrail passes. If Norway is the main/only focus of your trip, I’d seriously look at a cheap flight to Norway and a one country pass, or maybe just point to point tickets in Norway.

If you really want to take the train, I’d look at Eurostar from London with a connection to Koln, Germany and then work your way through Denmark and Sweden to Norway.

Don’s suggestions on Berlin to Bergen and Bergen to Amsterdam will give some other insights into getting to Norway from northern Europe. http://www.eurotrip….

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I just realized the original post was from 2006. Way to go DD you daft spambot. Anyway, info still applies for someone with similar itinerary questions.

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There used to be an overnight ferry between Newcastle and Stavanger/Bergen. Looks like that ended in ’08.

That’s one hell of a long train trip. You’d have to go from London St. Pancras to Brussels to Koln to Copenhagen to Gothenburg to Oslo (to Bergen). If you only want to visit Norway, then look at cheap flights instead.

If you do in fact want train the entire way, then probably get the cheapest Eurostar to Brussels, then you’d want point-to-point ticket(s) from Bru to Koln (or Hamburg), Ham to Copenhagen, Cop. to Oslo, and then go from there. That, I think would mean 1 Benelux pass + 1 Scandinavia + Germany; or if you can get Eurostar all the way to Koln, then just a pass (or point-to-point ticket) covering Koln to Copenhagen. From Copenhagen you can instead take the overnight ferry to Oslo. From Oslo, all train lines branch out — to the south along the coast eventually to Stavanger; to the west to Bergen (I highly recommend this trip by train); and to the north to Trondheim. One-way rail tickets can sometimes be purchased as cheap as 199 NOK on sale with advance purchase—even on the long routes. So, I’m not sure a rail pass is the best solution.

Check Nsb.no for Norwegian train timetables and ticket prices.
Check Bahn.de for trips to/from Germany (from Koln to Copenhagen, for example).
Check Eurostar.com for London to Brussels (or Koln? if they ticket that far); Eurostar is not covered by rail passes. If you do have a pass, however, it may give you a discounted fare, but other discounts are sometimes better than a passholder discount.

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I’ve not been there, but you might want to look at places like http://www.norwaynut…
I’ve read that things like the around Norway adventure are a great way to see the scenery, and I think they include the option of staying in some of the places they visit, then catching the next train. I noticed that the fare was pretty expensive, but I think that everything in Scandinavia is expensive. Wikipedia often has good information about places, and links to sites where you can find more.

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Oops. I just realized that “DD” resirected a post from 2006. Suppose Amir_lodge still cares about our answers??????