Expedia’s New VR Film Takes You on a Scenic Railroad Journey in Norway

With 360-degree views of fjords, mountains and glaciers

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If you've been wanting to take a trip to Norway, Expedia has a new 360-degree virtual reality film that may inspire you to book a flight—and then book a train ticket when you get there. 

Expedia Norway is partnering with Visit Flåm (the tourist organization for Flåm, a scenic Norwegian village) and Flåm Railway while working with London-based agency Verve Search. The online travel site is taking its first swing at VR by offering digital viewers a railroad journey.

The 44-minute video entails fjords, mountains, glaciers, the midnight sun, the northern lights, waterfalls and national parks. Viewers can drag the screen to explore sites from a number of camera angles. The video can be viewed on major-brand VR headsets and glasses in 360 degrees, and it can also be taken in online in a less immersive fashion. (The web experience is available via Chrome and Firefox, but it cannot be accessed via Safari.)

According to Expedia reps, the Flåm Railway is the steepest railway in Europe. Check out the online version of the video below:


@Chris_Heine Christopher Heine is a New York-based editor and writer.