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Address: Sollivegen 12 | Tromsø, Tromso 9020, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 77 63 87 37

The Tromsø Cable Car was built in 1961 by Brød­rene Jakob­sens Rederi, a...

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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Stunning views of Tromso and beyond

A short drive or walk across the water from Tromso to get to the cable car start. Only a few hundred metres rise, but the views open up amazingly. Bar and eatery at the cable... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short drive or walk across the water from Tromso to get to the cable car start. Only a few hundred metres rise, but the views open up amazingly. Bar and eatery at the cable car stop, or lots of areas for safe wandering around and walking even higher to get even better views. Snow shoes or skis appropriate if... More 

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Fulda, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome view even in the polar winter. It´s great to see Tromso from above and you can go for a hike up there. People who are afraid of hights can still do it. Close your eyes ;)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful cable car experience and the view of the city from the top is simply amazing. We also had a small snowball fight. Must try at Tromso.

Thank Arun K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent View of tromso from the top and excelent for photography. The cable ride is smooth and cafe on top serves good food

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Gallivare, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Summer or winter, best place to enjoy spectacular city of Tromso is from top of this mountain. Journey takes just a couple of minutes and for a small fee you experience unforgettable views of islands, mountains, city and sky. During summer you can treat yourself for some wild blueberries and lovely walks alongside cliff. It has easily become my favorite... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from the top of Fjellheisen is breathtaking, both during the day and at dusk. The cable car ride is very comfortable and enjoyable. The restaurant/cafe at the top was a bit of a disappointment because they serve food during limited hours only.

Thank Gowen I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this, the views are to die for, you can hike or just relax with the beautiful views in front of you and the cafe is excellent, especially the reindeer burger. The cable car departs every half hour, on the half hour. Don't expect huge greetings at the ticket booth: they will not sell you tickets until minutes... More 

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My plan was to cross the bridge and then find a place to get my feet in the water before making my way to the lift. Too bad for me there was too much snow to get to the water safely that I could find. It took me a bit out of my way, but I eventually made it to... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with wife and son, had to wait 30mins for the engineer to fix a problem before we could buy a ticket. Family ticket is relatively good value at £33 for 2 adults and 2 children. At the top it was very cold so make sure you take suitable clothing in spring. Nothing really to do at the top other... More 

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Alta, Norway
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Really? That's how you address your paying customers? Old, grumpy guy at the ticket office ruined the experience totally!

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