At one point in history, trains were the most fashionable way to travel. Ladies and gentleman donned stylish threads to board iron horses. Dining cars buzzed with excitement, intriguing gossip and the clinking of Champagne flutes.
Today, trains are commonplace. We ride Amtrak home to see our family during the holidays. Metro-North connects the Big Apple to its nearby suburbs in New York and Connecticut. Just because locomotives have lost a bit of novelty doesn't diminish the well-established appeal of a scenic expedition (hey, it beats dealing with TSA). Even familiarity can't dull the shine of some truly splendid routes around the world. Such is the case with the train from Oslo to Bergen. More than just a link between Norway's principle cities, it's an incredibly special experience filled with larger-than-life natural wonders and jaw-dropping vantage points.