HITCH A RIDE TO THE TOP
gondola lifts and cable cars
Feel the pull – it only goes up from here!
When you take in the view, you are sure to get goosebumps as you ride higher and higher!
1. Exciting Loen
Idyllically located in the raw and picture-perfect nature in Nordfjord in Fjord Norway the Loen Skylift takes you to new heights up the Hoven mountain, 1011 meters above sea level, in only five minutes.
It's one of the steepest gondola lifts in the world. At the top you can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or go for a hike.
The Skylift is also open during winter. You can go skiing, snowshoeing or slide downhill one of the world’s longest toboggan slopes. Hold on tight, it goes fast!
2. Majestic Romsdalen
The Romsdalsgondolen in the alpine centre of Åndalsnes, Northwest in Norway, opened in 2021. From the top you can see the fjord, the wild mountains and the emerald coloured Rauma river.
You can choose to walk up or down one way via the famous viewpoint Rampestreken. Or you can take the gondola lift as a part of the iconic hike, Romsdalseggen ridge.
3. Spry Stranda
"Strand" means "beach" in Norwegian, but this village called Stranda is quite the contrary; a famous skiing paradise during winter.
It’s beautiful in the summer too! Let the Stranda Fjord Gondol give you a lift to the 1067 meter tall mountain Roalden. Take in the impressive view to the Storfjord that goes all the way to Geiranger.
At the top you can enjoy some refreshments from the pavilion, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you might wander further into the Sunnmøre alps.
4. Wild Voss
The train Bergensbanen stops in the heart of Voss, and from there, the Voss Gondol, takes you straight to the mountains!
There are great hiking opportunities at the top. One of them is the Hanguren Panorama, an easy roundtrip, about 800 meters long, that's accessible for those with a stroller or a wheelchair.
5. Bold Bergen
In Bergen there are two ways to get a lift to the mountains. The traditional Fløibanen is a funicular that takes you to the classic and famous Bergen view. Or you can take the Ulriksbanen, a gondola lift to get to the tallest of the seven summits surrounding Bergen, called Ulriken.
Both lifts leads to wonderful hiking areas – it’s even possible to walk across the expanse between them!
7. Arctic Narvik
A lot of the gondolas and ski lifts stay open all year-round.
Bring your binoculars and hiking boots and venture out to the wonderful trails at the top!
… in clear weather you can see one sixth of Norway when you find yourself 1810 meters above sea level!
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