From Bergen to Oslo to Awesome: 7 Hour Train Ride Available as High Def Download

A few days back, I heard about a Norwegian broadcaster that aired all seven hours of a train ride, from Bergen to Oslo. When I first read about the footage, it sounded interesting… but I didn’t think it would be all that engaging.

Last night, I just happened to see this ten minute teaser video, and BOY was I wrong. It’s hypnotic, and now I want to turn this thing into a screensaver.

After the success of the program on TV, the broadcasting company then went ahead and made the raw footage available under a Creative Commons license. Interested in all 7+ hours of footage for your own use/remix? It’s all neatly packaged up for you in a little 22 GB file.

FYI the portion in the video teaser shows the scenery near Finse (which is where they filmed the Hoth scenes, from The Empire Strikes Back).

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  1. Ahhh, this post hits on three things I greatly love: trains, snow, and Scandinavia! That footage is pretty mesmerizing. Much to the chagrin of my family, if I could take a train everywhere (and planes nowhere) I would. It’s all about sitting back, headphones in, and watching the landscape scroll across the windows… like the most relaxing movie ever.

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