Setesdal Vintage Railway

3 hours | Kristiansand | K R S - 2 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Grovane & Vintage Railway
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board your motorcoach on a narrated scenic introduction to Kristiansand before driving north through the stunning Setesdal Valley.

Arriving at the Grovane train station, you'll board the narrow gauge Sedestal Vintage Railway for a popular trip that recreates the atmosphere of a turn-of-the-century railroad journey. Excitement builds as the restored 1894 steam locomotive whistle blows, heralding the start of your scenic tour.

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 museum of the golden age of rail. Traveling 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 final destination is Røyknes, where you will re-board your coach for the return journey to the quaint seaside town of Kristiansand, a center of culture and commerce since its founding in 1641 by King Christian IV.

Special Notes:

The actual train excursion is approximately 30 minutes long. Carriages are not equipped with electric lights - tunnels are traversed in the dark.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and a light waterproof jacket.

Tour may operate in reverse sequence.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a scenic ride aboard a vintage steam train from from Grovanes to Røyknes along the Otra River

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Visit to Røyknes

Transport type:
Train
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:15