Riding the Swedish Inlandsbanan (Inland Line) Train

by Kerwin McKenzie on August 24, 2016

I had the pleasure of riding the Inlandsbanan compliments of the Swedish Tourist Board in July 2016. This was my first time riding this train and I was not disappointed.

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Experience the Inlandsbanan Experience the Inlandsbanan

 

Inlansbanan-Vilhelmina Station Inlansbanan-Vilhelmina Station

 

Our Guide Lotta took her time showing us around her town of Vilhelmina, then dropped us (there were three of us) at the train station, waiting until our train arrived and we all boarded.

 

Inlansbanan-Train Arriving in Vilhelmina Train station Inlansbanan-Train Arriving in Vilhelmina Train station

 

 

Inlansbanan-Vilhelmina Platform Inlansbanan-Vilhelmina Platform

 

It all started with a pleasant welcome aboard from my Trainmaster, William. He’s a third generation employee with the company and his zest for trains far outweighs mine.

 

Inlansbanan-Kerwin and William on train front Inlansbanan-Kerwin and William on train front

 

Our train departed Vilhelmina at 5:09p and arrived in Östersund Central at 8:49p giving us enough time to take the 10:30p overnight train on Swedish Rail to Stockholm. Here are some scenes as we moved along the rails…

 

 

Inlansbanan-Seats and Power Inlansbanan – Seats and Power

 

 

Inlansbanan-Refreshments Inlansbanan-Refreshments

 

Refreshments can be bought on the train although they do provide free delicious cookies.

 

Inlansbanan - Elk and Reindeer Jerky Inlansbanan – Elk and Reindeer Jerky

 

 

Inlansbanan-Swedish Country side Inlansbanan-Swedish Country side

 

The views are stunning as we ride through the middle of Sweden.

 

Inslandsbanan - Swedish Lake on the Inlandsbanan Inslandsbanan – Swedish Lake on the Inlandsbanan

 

 

Inlansbanan - Arriving in Östersund William saying goodbye to the last passengers Inlansbanan – Arriving in Östersund William saying goodbye to the last passengers

 

 

Inlansbanan-Östersund Central Station; the end of the journey Inlansbanan-Östersund Central Station; the end of the journey


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