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The Southern Railway

The Southern Railway takes you from Oslo past Kristiansand to Stavanger through contrasting scenery.
This stretch of railway travels along the southern part of Norway between Stavanger and Oslo. The whole journey takes approximately 8 hours. The train has four daily departures, and also runs as a night train with sleeping compartments.
From Stavanger, the city where narrow fjords, wild mountains, open sea and soft coastlines converge, there are varied and contrasting experiences to be enjoyed as the train makes its way towards Oslo.
Experience the Southern Railway on our Lysefjord in a Nutshell™ tour!

Experience more with Lysefjord in a Nutshell™

This tour takes you to Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock. The famous rock formation is known from movies including Mission Impossible and is one of Norway’s most photographed natural attractions. The tour includes a fjord cruise on the Lysefjord and the charming city of Stavanger.


  • A scenic fjord cruise with a view of Preikestolen
  • An optional hike to the top of Preikestolen (in summer season only)
  • An overnight stay in the lovely fjord city of Stavanger
  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, or Kristiansand
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