Colourful rorbuer in Svolvær's harbour, Lofoten (photo © Gremoni / dreamstime.com)
By train and ship to the Lofotoen Islands
If you follow just one Norwegian route in this book, make it this journey from Oslo to beyond the Arctic Circle. This long ride north nicely reveals the variety and scale of Norwegian landscapes. The appeal of this journey beyond the Arctic Circle is undoubtedly the scenery and the real sense of remoteness that you encounter along the way.
MAP Double click on the map (or double tap on mobile) to zoom in. You can connect onto other routes in places shown in red. Change to a layer showing a more familiar road map view by clicking on the menu at the top right of the map. Get back to the original view by clicking on the house icon shown in the top left menu on the map.
Whether you are making a long grand tour or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes over 50 key routes in detail. Together, they span mainland Europe and – brand new for this 16th edition – now also the British Isles. Find out more about the guidebook below.