About Loen Skylift

Loen Skylift transports visitors on one of the world's steepest aerial tramways, over 1,000 meters above the Nordfjord, and provide breathtaking panoramic views over the fjord landscape. Loen Skylift is the quickest and easiest way to explore the best of what Norwegian mountains have to offer. The trip from the fjord to the mountain only takes a few minutes. High, steep and safe, you are brought a thousand meters up to Mount Hoven. Loen Skylift is available all year round.

From Mount Hoven you have access to several kilometers of built and signposted hiking trails, and in winter you can go sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ski touring. The popular climbing route Via Ferrata Loen, with Gjølmunnebrua suspension bridge (the longest Via Ferrata Bridge in Europe), is also ending up at Mount Hoven. Guided tours on all these exciting adventures are offered by Loen Active.

Once you have arrived at the top, you can enjoy fine dining with local ingredients at the Hoven Restaurant, at the edge of the cliff, before you take the Loen Skylift back to Loen.


If you are a tour operator, an incoming agent or a travel agency, we would be happy to cooperate. Please contact us at post@loenskylift.no to make the magic happen. We can also help you with restaurant reservations, activities and accommodation in Hotel Alexandra and Hotel Loenfjord. Call +47 57 87 59 00 or e-mail to post@loenskylift.no.

Opening hours

Photos and videos

We have a wide selection of photos for tour operators and press. Many of them are found in this free photo service, and other will be sent by request to post@loenskylift.no. Videos are found on our YouTube channel.

Information material

Map: Loen Skylift and the surrounding area (.pdf) 
Product informaton (short, pdf).

Short facts

  • Aerial Ropeway (Cable Car) to Mt. Hoven, 1011 m.a.s.l.

  • Opened May 20 2017

  • Fjord station in Loen: ticket office, kiosk and shop

  • Restaurant and Bar at Mt. Hoven - viewing platforms and panorama restaurant (seating 300-350). 

  • Marked and built walking trails for all levels.

  • Guided adventures with Loen Active

  • Open all year. Main season May - October. 

  • Universal design (all buildings and skylift available also for disabled)

Practical information

Tickets: All guest must have his or her own ticket. Pre-booked tickets will be handed out to the guide/escort at the ticket office. Voucher must include all needed details, and correct number of guests. Online booking of tickets (invoice as payment option) will be available for agents, and guests will receive a QR code ready for scanning. Other arrangements are possible.
Capacity per cabin: 35 persons per cabin. Accurate capacity depends on what is being transported with the group (strollers, wheel chairs, bikes etc.)
Duration: 5-7 minutes one way.
Capacity per hour/frequency: Approx. 300 persons per hour. Departure every 30 minutes, but cabins run continuously in case there are many guests, or prebooked groups arrive.
Number of cabins: 2
Seats in cabins: 2 folding chairs
Weather conditions: Loen Skylift will be closed in case of strong winds
Access for disabled: Loen Skylift and the connecting buildings are made in universal design - accessible to disabled.
Toilets: Public toilets (including toilets for disabled) in all buildings connected to Loen Skylift.
Bus parking: Drop off area next to the fjord station, and bus parking 50-100 meters from the entrance building.
Shop: Shop in the entrance building. Leisure clothes and souvenirs. Payment in NOK and EURO.
Ticket office: Ticket office in the Fjord Shop.

For useful info please see our FAQ page.


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