Andalsnes, Norway

Exclusive Early-morning Gondola Ride

Take an exclusive early-morning ride in the Romsdalen Gondola to see spectacular views across the Romsdal Alps.

  • Ride to 2,320ft (708 metres) above sea level in Norway’s first gondola built on sustainable principles
  • We’ll have the place to ourselves. Romsdalen Gondola opens early, exclusively for Hurtigruten guests on this excursion
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views across the majestic peaks of the Romsdal Mountains
  • Explore the top of the mountain on a guided walk and visit the mountaintop restaurant
  • Season

    Spring, Summer (01.05-30.09)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    1 hour 20 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    15

  • Max. passengers

    120

  • Booking code

    HRI-AND2A

  • From

    159 €

  • Notices

    Meals on the trip: Locally brewed coffee and a local sweet treat . Note: Dress for the weather, wear shoes suitable for walking. Not suitable for guests with a fear of heights. Toilet facilities and café available at the top.

The Romsdal Gondola starts close to the pier where we dock and it takes only 5 minutes for the gondola to cover the 5,510ft (1,679 metres) from fjord to the peaks of the Romsdal Mountains, but it’ll feel like we’re journeying into another world. The views along the way and from the top are spectacular.  

On the mountaintop, at 2,320ft (708 metres) above sea level, we’ll scan the 360-degree views to see the unforgettable outline of Romsdalshorn (one of Norway’s most famous peaks), the pinnacle of Vengetindene, Åndalsnes town centre, and the surrounding lush valleys. It’s obvious why Åndalsnes is Norway’s mountaineering capital! 

Then, we’ll explore the mountaintop on a 30-minute/1,640-ft (500-metre) guided walk and find out how the tough climate shapes the day-to-day lives of those who live here. 

Before we catch the gondola back down, it’s time for a locally brewed coffee and sweet treat at Eggen Restaurant, on the mountain next to the Romsdalen Gondola station. 

Combine with the Trollstigen bustour for more spectacular views.