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super charming

Setesdalsbanen (Setedal railway) originally ran along 87km in the valley of Setesdal, but closed... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark
Charming nostalgy

This old steam engine locomotive is a very charming 30 minute ride in nice scenery. It departs from... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Kristiansand, Norway
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Setesdalsbanen is a narrow-gauge railway between Grovane and Røyknes in Vennesla. The line operates during the summer season (June, July and August) running steam trains with old wooden coaches. The line runs through beautiful scenery parallel to...more
Grovane stasjon | Venneslavegen 350, Vennesla 4700, Norway
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Setesdalsbanen (Setedal railway) originally ran along 87km in the valley of Setesdal, but closed down in 1962. 8km has been preserved and runs today as a museum railway - a major tourist attraction in South Norway.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AddieHeidenDK
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This old steam engine locomotive is a very charming 30 minute ride in nice scenery. It departs from Grovane station in Vennesla and arrives at Røyknes. If you are a train fan then this is an absolute must-do. But also for others in all ages...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank enurweb
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice old train takin you up a valley and beyond a dam to an old deserted village. Buildings are still ther.well worth a ride.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Go492295
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a fantastic ride in the real athentic materiell they had for the railraod back in the olden days of the steam engines. Really a must

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Tor Steinar E
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This a living museum. The railway was opened in 1896 and was for many years the only narrow gauche rail system in this area. In 1938 it was connected to the main line between Kristiansand and Oslo - later also Stavanger. But that line was...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank bjois
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Took the trip with my 3yr old and he enjoyed it. The train ride wasn't too long or short, just enough to enjoy the sights along the way.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Banz92
Reviewed 21 September 2015

What a super trip on an historic train putted by a beautiful steam engine through some amazing scenary which would have been even more wonderful without the rain obscuring the views. So much hard work has been put into getting this train and line restored....More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 6 August 2015

A lovely trip With an old locomotive. The trip goes up the Setesdal about 7 kilometers. It's beatyful and romantic, can recommend it

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank May-nilsen
Reviewed 9 January 2015

This is a fantastic attraction , an old steam Train still going strong in a beautiful scenary. This has been very special for me , since I took the last official trip this Railroad took to Byglandsfjord in 1962 with my grandparents. The memories are...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Tor Steinar E
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Traveling on Setesdalsbanen, (Setesdal Railway) is like taking a giant leap back in time. The original service was discontinued in 1962, but railway enthusiasts managed to save the first few miles of track, a handful of locomotives, coaches and freight cars. In summer you can...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank johnhedland
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24 July 2016|
Response from Linda E |
You can find info about the train at: Vest-Agder-museet/Setesdalsbanen. The busride lasts about 30 minutes from the Bus terminal in Kristiansand. The price is 140,- pr adult. In August and September we only offer open tour... More
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26 May 2016|
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Response from Linda E |
It is about 38 minutes by bus fro the Bus station in Kristiansand. The bus stops 2 minutes from the trainstation.
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