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
Spring, Summer (1 May – 30 Sep)
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
1 hour 20 minutes
Not suitable for guests with a fear of heights.
There are toilets at the café at the top of the gondola ride.
A drink and snack are included.
It may be cold and windy at the top, so please wear appropriate clothing.
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.