The Bergen Line

Bergensbanen (The Bergen Line) was an unexpected success on 27th Nov 2008, for Norweigan TV channel NRK2. Almost 7 1/2 hours, showing every minute of the scenic train ride between Bergen on the Norwegian west coast, crossing the mountains to the capital of Oslo. The recording is done with a Sony 700 camera in the XDCAM HD 1080 50i. More information and the original recording for download can be found at the NRK source.

Video Length: 7:14:43

Download file: bergen-olso.gpx

Our elevation chart currently shows unexpected spikes. As we use satellite elevation data, what you are seeing are the mountain peaks where there are tunnels. Depending on demand, we may ‘remove’ the peaks and plot the track elevation. But currently you can track the train tunnels in the video via these peaks. At 2m40s the Ulriken Tunnel appears in the video with a caption stating a length of 7670m (4.7mi). This corresponds with the first peak in our chart at 1.8mi and lasting til 6.5mi into the journey.