Ofoten Line, northernmost passenger train in the World

Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 05 August 2022 at 05:29:27 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 17 August 2022 at 05:29:27 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 29 August 2022 at 05:29:28 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Land, infrastructure, tourism, iron mine, natural resources, Norway, Sweden
Fig. 1 - S2 (21.06.2020) - In 2020 a summer passenger service called the Arctic Train started between Narvik and Kiruna.
Fig. 2 - The line only connects to the rest of the Norwegian railway network via Sweden, crossing through fjords & high alpine landcape.
Discovered 250 years ago, the iron ore around Kiruna in Swedish Laplands turned out to be one of the world's richest single deposits of iron ore.
Fig. 3 - S1 (05->29.08.2022) - The main traffic is up to 12 daily freight trains that haul iron ore from Sweden to Narvik, all year around.
Fig. 4 - For more than 110 years the railway traffic more than 1 billion tons of iron ore has been transported on the railway up to now.