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The setesdalsbanen Vintage Railway & the Cultural heritage museum

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Enjoy a nostalgic journey through the old days, travel by a steam engine train and visit the cultural heritage museum of Kristiansand.


Enjoy the 30 minute scenic drive up the Setesdalen Valley until reaching Grovane Station. The Setesdal Vintage Railway was opened in 1896 to link the town of Kristiansand with the Setesdal Valley. The line was discontinued in 1962, but fortunately some of the track was re-opened as a veteran railway line. The railway is powered by a steam engine, dating from around the turn-of-the last century. Enjoy the journey passing through tunnels, under avalanche shelters and across a dam. Next to the railway line you can see the timber slide which was used to transport logs down to the coast for export. The final destination is Røyknes, where you will re-board your coach for the journey back to Kristiansand alongside the River Otra

Arriving back in Kristiansand you will stop at the Vest Agder Cultural Heritage Museum. Together with your guide your will get insight into how Norwegians lived in the old times and see the special architecture of the houses from the region of Setesdal. Here you can sample the local specialty “lefse” and shoot some amazing photos. Filled with impressions it ́s time to head back to the


00:00 – drive from Guide Sør to Grovane station

00:45 – train ride to Røyknes

01:10 – free time at Røyknes

01:30 – scenic drive down the valley to the Open Air museum

02:15 – guided visit to the open air museum

03:30 – drive through old town and city centre on the way back to the ship

04:00 – arrival back at Guide Sør

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  1. Markens gate 3A