People standing on the view point in Tromsø


Enjoy a ride into the sky on the Fjellheisen cable car, with breathtaking views of the city, mountains, fjords - and hopefully the Aurora.

Included in your cruise
  • Enjoy a cable car ride on the Fjellheisen
  • Take in the fantastic panoramic views from the terrace
  • See the majestic mountain Tromsdalstinden
  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    1,5 hours

  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

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.


  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking port: Tromsø
  • Available period: All year
  • Language: English 
  • Transportation: Bus and gondola
  • Clothes/Footwear: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes
  • Walking information: In/out of gondola/bus
  • Included: Entrance, shuttle
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes