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Finse is an area in the Ulvik municipality of Hordaland. The railway station at Finse on the Bergensbanen at 1,222m is the highest station on the entire Norwegian railway system. Since there are no roads to Finse, the railway provides the sole means of transportation to and from Finse, during summer however it is possible to walk or cycle to Finse. Across the railway line from the station is housed the Rallar museum, which has exhibits on the construction of the railway line and two decommissioned snow clearing engines which you are free to explore. The area also has a hotel (Finse 1222), a hostel (Finsehytta) and a number of private cabins. County Hordaland Landscape Hardanger Municipality NO-1233 Administrative centre Ulvik Mayor (2003) Jon Olav Heggseth (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 153 721 km² 670 km² 0. ... Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... The Bergensbanen on the Hardangervidda near Finse. ... The Norwegian railway system comprises 4,058 km of standard gauge (1. ...


During the winter Finse is popular for cross-country skiing, sail skiing (due to its location on the edge of a frozen lake), expedition training and Red Cross training. The ill-fated Scott expedition to the south pole trained here and outside the hotel there is a monument to those that died. There is 1 small drag-lift which allows you to downhill ski on one slope back into town.


During the summer the focus switches to mountain cycling, walking and glacier walking on the adjacent 'blue ice' Hardangerjøkulen glacier. Hardangerjøkulen is the sixth largest glacier in mainland Norway. ...


In March 1979 Finse was the place in which George Lucas chose to shoot the ice planet Hoth in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, because its chilling landscape fit well with the fiction. George Lucas at the German premiere of Star Wars Episode III in Berlin George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ...


External links

  • Timelapse movie from Finse Railway Station

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Finse is an area in the Ulvik municipality of Hordaland.
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In March 1979 Finse was the place in which George Lucas chose to shoot the ice planet Hoth in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, because its chilling landscape fit well with the fiction.
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