Great news for visitors to Tromso, the city’s famous cable car has re-opened under the management of the family who built it over 50 years ago.
As anyone who has visited Tomso will tell you, there’s only one way to get the best views of the city, the fjords and the surrounding islands and that’s by taking the cable car up to the top of the magnificent Mount Storsteinen (the Big Rock).
Closed right through the winter season for a major overhaul, ‘Fjellheisen’ is now back in its full glory and in the hands of its original owners.
With two cars, each carrying 28 passengers, the cable car transports visitors 421 metres above the city during a breathtaking four minute journey. An outdoor viewing platform means there are some great images to be captured on the way up and once you reach the summit, you’re bound to see some of the many paragliding and hang gliding enthusiasts that frequent the mountain in summer.
The re-opening of the cable car is great news for locals and visitors alike. The attraction plays a key role in local life and, for most visitors, the trip across Tromso Bridge to ride the cable car has become something of a pilgrimage.
So, should you be planning a visit to Tromso any time soon, be sure to take advantage of this wonderful feature - with the arrival of the Midnight Sun, ‘Fjellheisen’ regularly runs into the early hours.
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