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Spectacular look on the NSB

We took the NSB and traveled to and past Finse. We learned that Finse was the home for the filming... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Dave B
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
Top of the Hill

Jump off the train and take a photo of the highest railway station of a photo of Norway's Highest... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
R G
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Dublin, Ireland
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For bicycle rides on Rallarvegen bicycle hire service at Finse 1222, tel. + 47 56 52 71 00 Price per week: Comfort bike: NOK 420.- /weekend 520.- incl. return freight of the bike to Finse. Off-road bike/MTB: weekdays NOK 580.- /weekend NOK 680...more
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

We took the NSB and traveled to and past Finse. We learned that Finse was the home for the filming of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Hoth scenes). It was easy to see that at this part of the world with its snow caps,...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Jump off the train and take a photo of the highest railway station of a photo of Norway's Highest Railway Station at 1222.2m.above sea level.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

I took my friend here for a week long Arctic weather training and it was fun. We took sleds and skis and camped in the mountains, on the frozen lake and enjoyed the cold and snow. It was great walking to the glacier. From Oslo...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Visited in the middle of winter while the Finse 1222 hotel was closed. Tricky as you will need to know someone with a cabin (hytte) or be comfortable and well supplied for winter camping. Remarkable scenery in winter and skiing on the lake was an...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

In Finse, one can start the bike trip on Rallarvegen, stay at Finse 1222, take a giuded tour to the glacier, or take a number of day hikes surroundign the town. For star wars fans, this is the planet Hoth where the At-Ats first appeared...

1  Thank evilexis
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I'll confess: I'm a total geek and the only reason I visited Finse (while traveling via train from Bergen to Oslo) is because they filmed the exterior scenes for the planet Hoth for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, way back in March 1979. I...More

Thank Valkyrie_Kate
Reviewed 25 August 2015

One of the most beautiful train-rides I've ever taken is on the spotlessly clean, runs-on-time Norwegian state railway from Oslo to Bergen. Thanks to one of my son in law's Norwegian friends, we broke the trip in the tiny village (if you can even call...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Just jump of the train here and start some hiking so nice . Even if you like can go on the glacier . I just walked up and stayed on the hill for the night just great . Next time i will def more time...More

1  Thank Woody W
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is not really a review of Finse itself, but I have seen questions asked about skiing, etc. in Finse, and this seems to be the only way I can post photos. We were on the Oslo to Bergen train on 13 March 2015, and...More

2  Thank 2travelislife2me
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Hi:) We hiked from Finse to Geierygghytta to Kongshelleren to Østerbø to Vassbygdi. On the first two days we had still a lot of snow but it got less. Especially Geiterygghytta was really nice and good food. In Østerbø we stayed at the fjellstove but...More

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