The Line from Narvik Harbour to the Swedish border is 42 km. It was opened on November 15, 1902. At Riksgränsen the line is connected to the Swedish Railway Network.
There are passing sections at Narvik, Djupvik, Straumsnes, Rombak, Katterat and Bjørnfjell. The line can accommodate train lengths of up to 750 meters. Since 2013, some 1,8 bn NOK has been invested in capacity improvements.
The Ofoten Line is Norway’s heaviest traffic line. Daily traffic is 12-13 trains carrying iron ore to Narvik from the mines at Kiruna (LKAB) and Pajala (Kaunis Iron). The Ofoten Line is also important for the transport of goods between southern and northern parts of Norway.
There are also two passenger trains in each direction and three container trains from/to Oslo.
The Ofoten Line is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful railway lines.