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The only way...

The only way to see Tromso in its setting is to take the cable car nearly 1500ft above the fjord... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John H
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Hitchin Herts
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Stunning Views

While in Tromso on the Chasing Northern Lights Tour, we considered doing the Cable Car visit, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ravesh
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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The Tromsø Cable Car was built in 1961 by Brød­rene Jakob­sens Rederi, a local shipping company that was a major player in Arctic hunting/trapping, fishing and expeditions to the Arc­tic and Antarctic. The gondolas proudly convey this tradition by bearing the shipping company’s symbols: the polar bear and the seal. The Cable Car runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen. The lower station is located on Tromsø’s mainland, 50 m above sea level, while the upper station, Fjellstua, is situated at an altitude of 421 m above sea level. The trip up takes just four minutes. The Cable Car is Tromsø’s most popular tourist destination. From the large outdoor terrace, you can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Tromsø and the virtually endless sight of islands, fjords, mountains and the open sea. If you look in the other direction, you will see the majestic mountain Tromsdalstinden, which towers 1,238 m above sea level. In summer, the panorama deck at the upper station provides excellent opportunities of seeing the Midnight Sun, while in winter it’s an ideal place for hunting the magical Northern Lights. Welcome to the Tromsø Cable Car – proud supplier of views since 1961
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Sollivegen 12 | Tromsø, Tromso 9020, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only way to see Tromso in its setting is to take the cable car nearly 1500ft above the fjord. On a clear day you can see for miles and there is a stunning panorama of fell and fjord with the city below. 4 minutes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in Tromso on the Chasing Northern Lights Tour, we considered doing the Cable Car visit, but we were dissuaded as the cable car ride is a few minutes, but we rode it anyway. Yes, it's short and possibly expensive for the trip, but what...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

got here by bus 26 from the city center was easy. a short walk up slope to the cable car station to buy tickets on the spot and were squeezed into the same cable car with many others, and up we went. the cable ride...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take the gondola up and down as the climb takes quite a long time, it leaves every half an hour and costs about £18 for a round trip. Practical stuff, they take cards and have a student discount on offer, there are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been there a couple of times both walking up and taking the gondola. The walking should be done without snow and it is easy to find the way, but it takes a while. The elevator/gondola is easy, not too expencive and is quite fast....More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

go to this place to see tromso island from a mountain point of view. it is near the artic cathedral so you can visit both places at the same day. they also have a cafe where you can drink and dine

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The weather wasn't great but it was still worth the trip for the short moments of clear views we had.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This was supposed to be one of the main attractions in Tromsø, but it was just an expensive cable car ride with a view that took a few minutes to see and take photos of. Perhaps there is more to do up there in the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Anyone staying in Tromso should make a stop here, great view! However, it is much colder up there, so be sure to take some warm clothes :)

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

it is a must to ride the cable car in Tromso, its so spectacular to see the Arctic Capital from the top. We would have loved to hike up but the snow was too much. it really was a winter wonderland once we got to...More

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BecFranks
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Response from audris | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Ticket for both ways cost NOK 190.
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thesuperestspeed
24 August 2017|
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Sorry I have one more question. Are there toilets? I need to go to toilets quite often.
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