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The North Shore Scenic Railroad is Owned and operated by:


The Lake Superior Railroad Museum
offers an up-close look at the history of rail travel. Admission is only $6.00 for adults and just $3.00 for kids with your train fare.




Experience the holiday tradition on the Julebyen Express

julebyen train
Ride to Knife River and experience the holiday magic of a traditional Julebyen Christmas Festival in a Scandinavian village!


troll train

Climb aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad departing from the Duluth Depot and travel north to Knife River, Minnesota for a traditional Julebyen Christmas Festival, complete with a Troll Canyon ride included...

Each ticket to the festival includes a ride on the Troll Train, where you'll enjoy Troll storytelling and troll watching as you travel from Julebyen to Troll Canyon where trolls have been seen!

Train Schedule:

  • Depart Duluth Depot at 9:30am
  • Arrive Knife River around 10:30am
  • Optional Troll Train Ride: 11am, 12pm (Sat/Sun) and additionally at 1pm (Sat only) - This is a $10 value (also sold separately included with your ticket!
  • Train departs Knife River at 2pm (Sat) / 1pm (Sun)
  • Return to Duluth approximately 3:30pm
  • If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to call us at
  • 1-800-423-1273 or email us at - For directions, simply click here for a map.

Saturday, December 1st - DONE

Sunday, December 2nd

Due to the nature of this excursion, 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, however can be brought along and stored onboard the train.

Learn more about the festival at

Julebyen Festival

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" 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.