#atozchallenge: Inlandsbanan

The Inlandsbanan is a 1300 kilometer (780 mile) railway line that goes from Östersund to Gällivare in the middle of Sweden. There’s a southern branch that goes from Mora to Östersund as well. They built it to be able to access the timber that grew in the middle of the country.

Source: Eckhard Pecher/Wikipedia, CC BY 2.5

The train is now being used as a passenger train, mostly for tourists during the summer months. You can see the calendar here. The trip actually takes you north of the Arctic circle. Something like this is just my speed, you know?

Is this the type of vacation you’d enjoy?

33 thoughts on “#atozchallenge: Inlandsbanan

    1. A Scotsman I met in a bar while I was traveling once said that there’s nothing like the train. For years, the Super Chief left Chicago and went to LA once or twice a week; I wish I had been old enough to travel alone back then.

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  1. Absolutely! We want to take the Starlight trip that goes from Seattle down the coast. This sounds fun too. Not right now though. I’d be afraid to go over to Europe.

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  2. When we visited Switzerland we took a cogwheel train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch. It was the trip of a lifetime and the views overlooking the Swiss Alps were amazing. Switzerland is such a beautiful country. I would take this trip in a heartbeat!

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  3. The Inlandsbanan sounds like an eclectic vacation that would be right up my street. Provided there were a few stops along the way to walk around a little and take photographs.

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    1. I looked at the itinerary and it does appear there’s amople time to get off the train and do a little exploring. I think they let you off at a hotel in the evenings as well.

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