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Via Ferrata Loen Photo: Ernst Riha
Via Ferrata Loen Photo: Ernst Riha
Via Ferrata Loen Photo: Jan Heggheim
Via Ferrata Loen Photo: Loen Active
Via Ferrata Loen Photo: Ernst Riha / Loen Active
Via Ferrata Loen Photo: Ernst Riha
Via Ferrata Loen Photo: Ernst Riha
Via Ferrata Loen Photo: Loen Active
Hit the wall! If you thought the steep hillsides in Nordfjord are impressive to look at, why not impress yourself and climb them all the way up to the top? Admittedly, hanging from a steep mountainside above a fjord is not something you do every day, and you would think it sounds strenuous and somewhat dangerous. However, thanks to a well-prepared climbing track to the top of Hoven (1010 meters above the fjord), most people manage to climb the Via Ferrata trail  (“iron road”) in Loen. A guide is with you all the way and with a harness attached, you can’t fall. It is just a matter of taking in the view!

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June - September

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VIA FERRATA WITH FJORD VIEW IN LOEN

An exciting challenge in spectacular scenery. Via Ferrata Loen starts at Hotel Alexandra and takes you up to Mt. Hoven (1011 m.). Fantastic views of beautiful mountains, glaciers and fjord. Duration 5-6 hrs.

New suspension bridge - the longest in Europe

The new suspension bridge across a 160 meter deep canyon is 120 meters long, and is the longest via ferrata bridge in Europe. The bridge opened in August 2013. The walk across will definitely give you butterflies. The bridge is located at 750 m.a.s.l. To get there you have to climb the Via Ferrata Loen.

What is a Via Ferrata?

The name Via Ferrata comes from Italy, where they built an "iron road" in the mountains during the first world war. The essence of a modern via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically (every 3 to 10 metres (9.8 to 33 ft)) fixed to the rock. Using a via ferrata kit the climber can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall.


Facts:

- Forest road from Heggelia behind Hotel Alexandra to an altitude of 170 metres.
- Path through steep terrain from an altitude of 170 metres to 460 metres.
- Height difference from forest road to start of the Via Ferrata: 300 metres
- Walking time on path: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
- Altitude at start of Via Ferrata, 460 metres
- Height of Via Ferrata, 650 metres
- Climbing metres, 900 - 950 metres
- Cable length, 800 - 850 metres
- Top of Via Ferrata – altitude of 890 - 900 metres
- From top of Via Ferrata to Hoven, height difference of 100 to 120 metres
- Length, 250 metres
- Mt. Hoven, altitude of 1,011 metres

All hiking/climbing in the area is at your own risk.

Book a guided tour with Loen Active. Price incl. Via Ferrata equipment, guide and transport back to the hotel.

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6/1/2015 - 9/30/2015
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