Travel from fjord to sky in 5 in Loen, Norway.
On May 20 the new cable car in Loen in the Nordfjord area in Norway will welcome travelers from all over the world. Loen Skylift will carry visitors on the world’s steepest aerial ropeway, more than 3,300 feet above the Nordfjord, providing breathtaking views over the fjord landscape.
“Loen Skylift is the quickest and easiest way to explore the best of what Norway’s mountains have to offer. The trip from the fjord to the peak only takes a few minutes. High, steep and safe, you will be brought 3,300 feet up to Mount Hoven,” says Richard Grov, General Manager of Loen Skylift.
On its fastest, the journey takes only 5 minutes, and the aim is to transport more than 40,000 visitors up and down already this year. Loen Skylift will operate all year round.
“Loen Skylift makes the fantastic nature experiences in the area accessible to all. We have the belief that this will become a big favorite in the future,” says Ms. Bente Bratland Holm, Director of Tourism at VisitNorway. Kristian Jorgensen, Director of Fjord Norway agrees: “The view is breathtaking, with beautiful fjords in all directions, spectacular mountains and the Jostedalsbreen Glacier as a backdrop. This is undoubtedly one of Scandinavia’s most exciting travel experiences.”
From Mount Hoven you have access to several miles of built and sign posted hiking trails, and in winter you can go snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ski touring. The popular climbing route Via Ferrata Loen, with Gjolmunnebrua suspension bridge (the longest Via Ferrata bridge in Europe), is ending up at Mount Hoven. Once you arrive at the top, you can enjoy fine dining with local ingredients at the mountain restaurant at the edge of the cliff, before taking the cable car back to Loen.
– Text & images courtesy Visit Norway