Lonely Planet Writer

Norway’s new and very steep cable car will take travellers from 'fjord to sky' in five minutes

A new attraction opening in May in Norway will get you from ‘fjord to sky’ in only five minutes.


 

The Loen Skylift is a “new attraction and adventure arena” in Nordfjord, which includes a cable car that will take travellers from the fjord up 1011 metres. There, guests can take in the incredible view, stop by a restaurant, or head out for a hike to enjoy the stunning views. However, while the cable car is an easier way up Mount Hoven than walking, it’s not for the faint of heart as it’s one of the steepest cable cars in the world. According to the website, the cable car uses a system with two cars, where one goes up while the other goes down, as the incline is too steep for an ordinary gondola.

The Skylift will take travellers from fjord to sky in five minutes. Norway cable car
The Skylift will take travellers from fjord to sky in five minutes. Image by Loen Skylift

Once at the top, visitors can access 70 kilometres of hiking trails, or try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. The Loen Skylift is located in Loen village, which is about 2.5 hours away from Ålesund is set to open on 20 May.

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