Norway fjord Skylift

This item appears on page 4 of the August 2017 issue.

The Loen Skylift, one of the steepest aerial trams in the world, began operation on May 20 in northern Norway’s Nordfjord area. Picking up 35 to 40 people every 30 minutes, each enclosed lift takes five to seven minutes to travel 3,300 feet up from the waters’ edge to Mount Hoven. At the top is the cliffside Hoven Restaurant

The “handicap-friendly” Skylift operates daily, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., from July 1 to Aug. 20 and from 9 to 6 all other dates in the year. A round-trip ticket costs NOK485 (near $58), adult, and can be purchased in advance online. 

Mount Hoven activities include trail hiking in summer and fall and skiing and snowshoeing in winter and spring. Guided activities can be booked with Loen Active AS (NO-6789 Loen, Norway; phone +47 57 87 58 00,

The Loen Skylift is located on Road 60 in Loen Village. For tickets, visit or call +47 57 87 59 00.