Nordfjord set to open new Loen Skylift in May 2017

Nordfjord set to open new Loen Skylift in May 2017

Cruise passengers visiting Nordfjord, Norway will be able to travel from Loen Fjord to the peak of Mount Hoven on one of the world’s steepest cable car rides from 20 May 2017.

Located 6km from the Port of Olden and near Geiranger, Loen Skylift will be easily accessible for cruise passengers and will enable them to travel from the fjord to the peak of the mountain (an ascent of 1,001m) in just five minutes.

When they reach the peak, cruise guests can walk 70km of hiking trails and dine at a new restaurant, which offers view of Lake Lovatnet, the Jostedal glacier and the Nordfjord. In the winter, they can go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ski touring.

“With fjords in every direction, spectacular mountains and the Jostedal glacier in the background, you have a stunning view,” said Kristian Jørgensen, managing director at Fjord Norway. “Loen Skylift is without a doubt one of the most promising tourism projects in the Northern countries. We cannot wait for the opening in 2017.”

Loen Skylift has been developed by HS Bygg and is owned by Hotel Alexandra, Garaventa, Nordfjord kjøtt, Stryn Municipality and other shareholders. Their goal is to transport at least 40,000 passengers up and down in 2017.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Monday, January 16, 2017