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danyapungku
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Posted 2 weeks ago

It seems to be impossible to travel by public transport from Narvik (Norway) to Kiruna (Sweden) on Monday 10/06/2024. Cann't find any info, timetable, possibility to buy tickets? Alternatives? Any help/suggestions are welcome. Kind Regard, Dan

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MisterSteve
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replied 2 weeks ago

Start looking for buses, the railway has been closed for months

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danyapungku
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replied 2 weeks ago

We did. But the same problem: till 7th of June "departure (bus) is sold out". 8,9 and 10th of June no info. 11th of June: "purchase not available" [https://www.vy.se/en/see-travel-suggestions?from=Narvik%20station&to=Kiruna%20station&fromDateTime=2024-06-05T04%3A00%3A00.000Z&includeModes=train%2Cbus&operatorGroup=VY_AND_PARTNERS&fromExternalId=RESROBOT%3A760002402%2CSILVER_RAIL%3A2402%3A76&toExternalId=RESROBOT%3A740001602%2CSILVER_RAIL%3A1602%3A74&passengers=W3siaWQiOjAsImFnZSI6bnVsbCwiZGlzY291bnRzIjpbXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOiJBZHVsdCIsIm5hbWUiOiJBZHVsdCJ9XQ%3D%3D&addons=W3sidHlwZSI6ImJpY3ljbGUiLCJudW1iZXJUb0J1eSI6MH0seyJ0eXBlIjoibGFyZ2VfYW5pbWFsIiwibnVtYmVyVG9CdXkiOjB9LHsidHlwZSI6InNtYWxsX2FuaW1hbCIsIm51bWJlclRvQnV5IjowfSx7InR5cGUiOiJzdHJvbGxlciIsIm51bWJlclRvQnV5IjowfSx7InR5cGUiOiJ3aGVlbGNoYWlyIiwibnVtYmVyVG9CdXkiOjB9XQ%3D%3D&fromPosition=68.441703,17.441827&toPosition=67.867379,20.200509]

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MisterSteve
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replied 2 weeks ago

as far as I can tell there is ONE bus per day, when there were 2 or 3 trains. I suspect essential residents have a different way of booking.

Let me explain, the railway was wrecked twice in a suspiciously short length of time. The essential (to the west) iron ore traffic is severely disrupted, as are millions of euros a week of other trade. Some are viewing this as Russian sabotage as preparation for a war. Tourists are not a priority.

If you are in Narvik, try a bus towards Bodo and the Norwegian rail network. If you haven't got there, don't go.

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Baldie
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replied 2 weeks ago

As I plan to travel from Narvik into Sweden later this year I have looked at back up plans in case this situation still continues and I have to change my plans. The best alternative may be a taxi, not the cheapest way, but depends how many in your party sharing the cost. Would be between 2,500 and 4000 NOK and would take just over a couple of hours for the trip. Google "Taxis from Narvik to Kiruna" may give you some ideas.

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danyapungku
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replied 2 weeks ago

thnx for advice/info Baldie and MisterSteve

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Baldie
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replied 2 weeks ago

You're welcome. let us know how you get on, especially if you find a good taxi service, it might help ne later on!

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danyapungku
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replied 2 weeks ago

O.K., will do.