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Climb aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad’s Julebyen Express departing from the Duluth Depot and travel north to Knife River, MN, for a traditional Scandinavian Julebyen Christmas Festival. Enjoy Scandinavian foods, music and dancing, and fun shopping for artisan gifts at 20 colorful outdoor huts.
Your express train ticket fare also includes one optional additional ride on the “Troll Train” with every adult fare sold. Use for adult or child, and you can buy additional tickets at the festival. This is the same train, but a short ride during the layover for a fun additional ride to search for mischievous trolls from the warm train.

Train Schedule:

  • Depart Duluth Depot at 9:30am
  • Arrive Knife River around 10:30am
  • Optional Troll Train To Troll Canyon ride: 11am, or 12pm (Sat/Sun) or additionally at 1pm (Sat only) – This is included with each adult fare purchased, a $10 value, additional tickets available for sale at the Depot in Knife River.
  • Train departs Knife River at 2pm (Sat) / 1pm (Sun)
  • Return to Duluth approximately 3:30pm (earlier Sunday)

All ADULT tickets include one free Troll Train ticket.

Saturday, December 3rd: $30 adults / $20 kids

Sunday, December 4th: $25 adults / $15 kids

Due to the historic nature of this excursion equipment, there is no wheelchair accessibility onto the train or at the arrival in Knife River. Strollers are not recommended due to the uneven surfaces in the festival, and are not permitted on the train. Baby seats/carriers are allowed and can be stored on the train during the layover if you choose. 

Each ADULT ticket on the Express train to the Julebyen festival includes a ride on the Troll Train To Troll Canyon, after you get to Knife River. You’ll enjoy Troll storytelling and troll watching as you travel from Julebyen to Troll Canyon where trolls have been seen!

Tickets to the Troll Train To Troll Canyon are included with each Adult Express ticket from Duluth, OR you can purchase tickets at the Julebyen festival.


Learn more about the festival at Julebyen.us

When the train arrives the festival, passengers deboard to wander all the displays, shops, and food all setup for the festival. Three optional departures of the “Troll Train To Troll Canyon” ride depart at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm, for a 45 minute ride.

Then, there is some time to come back and wander for a while before your warm ride southward and home to Duluth.