Fjellheisen Tromsø
Fjellheisen Tromsø
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
The Cable Car is Tromsø’s most popular tourist destination. It 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. 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. Fjellheisen 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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • RWAJ08
    Lexington, Kentucky377 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery and a good family activity in Tromso
    My family (including kids ages 9 and 6) went here in early April. It was a bit pricey and the tram was quite crowded. I do think the trip and cost were worth it and enjoyed the beautiful view and sitting in the cafe enjoying looking outside. You can hike around a bit and snow was quite thick at the time.
    Hello dear Fjellheisen guest, Thank you for your time to leave us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the view.
    Written May 10, 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Written May 6, 2023
  • LovemyAcura🌵
    16,222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Try a Norwegian waffle
    Awkward entrance with lines for buying tickets/entrance overlapping in spots. Nice ride up then had to climb many steps up after gondola ride! Walked into eating area and enjoyed a Norwegian waffle with sour cream and strawberry jam with a bottle of Arctic water . Each section of the waffle was shaped like a heard and it was yummy! Sat by the window, enjoyed the views and watched the people jumping off the edge - oh my! This is much smaller than the gondola and area in Olden.
    Hello dear Fjellheisen guest, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you liked the view and waffles in our restaurant.
    Written July 19, 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • GreggWanderer
    Cork, Ireland124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful on a fine day.
    We were fortunate to be able to visit on a sunny and very bright day. The views were stunning and amazing. Great photo opportunities of RTE region - thanks to the good weather. There is a lift at the summit for those who need it, but otherwise there are a lot of steps, some of them are uneven. So be careful.
    Hello dear Fjellheisen guest, Thank you for your time to leave us review. So happy to hear that you liked your trip to Fjellheisen.
    Written July 19, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Adventurer_Lomsy
    California9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Views and Hiking
    During busy time of the year, continuously operating two cable cars take 28 riders at a time up and down the hill. The top point is 420m on a ledge. Beautiful panoramic views. There are numerous trails to walk on. For the motivated…hiking up and down is an option.
    Hello dear Fjellheisen guest, Thank you for your informative review.
    Written August 6, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Jason S
    Arlington, Massachusetts599 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views of Tromsø
    What a fantastic view! The ride to the top was very quick and smooth. At the top, the ample seating made for a lovely place to enjoy beverages and snacks from the cafe while taking in the picturesque scene! We hiked a bit further up along the ridge to get a less obstructed view, and if I went back again I would definitely walk up to the peak. This is a must-do when visiting Tromsø, I can say that for sure! We walked from downtown across the bridge and it is a bit of a walk for sure! On the way back we took the Ruter city bus, which stops right outside the parking lot. Be aware that the timing can be a little tricky, as the descent runs at least on the half hour, but if a lot of people try to leave at once, you might have to wait, so it can be tricky to coordinate to the bus departure times. We noticed an advertisement for a shuttle bus, but we didn’t see that bus, so unsure of its details… In any case, the transport can be figured out, but it does require some planning of your own! But that detail aside, Fjellheisen is truly delightful!
    Hello dear Fjellheisen guest, Thank you for your time to leave us this informative review. We are very happy to know, that you liked the view and you recommend us.
    Written September 6, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Deepali
    38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place to visit Tromso from Top
    We went to this Cable car ride and it was really a smooth ride. There is a hike trail also to reach to the summit. The view from the top of the summit and nearby trails were gorgeous! It was like a mental Yoga! There is a small cafe at the top of the summit but there were no Vegetarian options so we were unable to use same. The area was really clean and beautiful with the fall colors.
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    Written October 19, 2023
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    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Ashley Y
    Jacksonville, Florida257 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do in Tromso!
    I understand it’s low season, but we got our tickets and went up very quickly. You have the option to buy the return ticket there as well. At the top is a nice cafe/restaurant. There’s also paths to continue hiking. Also had a wonderful view of the island
    Hello dear Fjellheisen guest, Thank you for the review. It is nice to know, that you liked the view of Tromsø.
    Written October 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 2, 2023
  • Becki G
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts218 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Up and Down , But Really Enjoyed it
    This was fun ! I’m afraid of heights but it was very stable. Smooth ride. The top was a beautiful snow squall which hindered the view but I’m glad I went. There’s a nice cafe there. I took pictures and left satisfied. Spent an hour round trip.
    Hello dear Fjellheisen guest, Thank you for your time to leave us review. We glad that you liked the view.
    Written October 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Angela P
    Sydney, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views - well worth the price
    Amazing!!!! As someone who lives on the other side of the world, playing with arctic snow was a dream come true. It is expensive as the cable car is only 4 minutes but everything in Norway is expensive! There is an option to hike up. I was told by another guide to get spikes as it can get slippery in parts. I spoke to some people and they said from the center of town to the top took them about 1.5hours. Trust me…. This is a must do in Tromsø. It’s easy to get to. Get the bus 26 from town and there’s a bus stop right near it. All up I was out and about for around 1.5 hours. It’s so worth it!!!!!
    Hello dear Fjellheisen guest, Thank you for your informative review. It is nice to know, that you liked your stay at Fjellheisen.
    Written October 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Dan T
    London, United Kingdom73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views, what you want from a visit to the arctic circle
    This was a definite highlight of our trip to Tromsø, and in fact of our entire Norway trip. You can get either a single or return trip on the cable car- my recommendation is to walk up and then treat yourself to a rest on the downward journey. There’s also a cafe/restaurant at the top that has some tasty snacks and a good panoramic view. When we arrived at the top there was a mini blizzard, very atmospheric, you couldn’t see 5 feet in front of your face. Somehow that felt like exactly what I had expected and wanted from a trip up a mountain in the arctic capital. At the very least, it was lovely to be in the snow. The views from the top are breathtaking: it’s one of those classic moments when there’s so much to drink in it almost defies photography- how can you choose what to take a picture of when every angle is so perfect? We came up here later in the afternoon and watching the sun set over Tromsø is an experience I will never forget, certainly the best view of this beautiful city.
    Hello dear Fjellheisen guest, Thank you for your informative review. We glad that you liked your stay at Fjellheisen and you enjoyed the view of city. If Fjellheisen guest want to hike by stairs in winter time we recommend have spikes on shoes.
    Written October 27, 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 25, 2023
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Oulu, Finland125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
TLDR: Yes, you should go.

When someone tells they’re going to Tromsø, you tell them to go Fjellheisen. For real, this The Thing in Tromsø. Yes, it costs money (and everything in Norway is expensive for people from everywhere else), but you really should go unless you’re sporty kind of person who joyfully runs to the top anyway.

You should buy your tickets online, it’s 5% cheaper. Walking from hotel area is ok, you get to see Tromsø Bridge at the same time. The lift is gondola and similar to ones at skiing resorts. It’s quick and I think that’s why some people complain about price - but it’s actually to take you from the bottom to the top easily so I don’t consider that as a negative thing. The lift isn’t the main thing on your journey, what is up there is the main thing

From the top station you can hike to the top or just enjoy the views. It’s many ways cooler there than in the town, so make sure you have enough clothes. I think it’d be best to think you’re going hiking - even though you didn’t end up hiking after all. The café is ok and toilets, too. We felt that people in Tromsø are lucky to have that kind of nature so close to town.
Written June 26, 2020
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Hello dear Katariinam, Thank you for your kind and positive feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Fjellheisen. :) We hope to see you again in the future!
Written June 29, 2020
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vaibhav k
Mumbai, India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Well there are many cable car destination around the world but this is different from other specifically in winter when I visited. There is a ride every 15 minutes and I guess around 15 people can fit in the car for 10 min ride. What you don't see from below is the chill and snow at the top. You can hike for as much as you want with snow all around and INNER PEACE which is so difficult to find in modern world. Tromso city and surrounding fjords look amazing specifically in evening. Restaurant at top is bit heavy on purse and gets bit crowded but since it's a unique experience it's worth. Do keep yourself well stuffed in term of clothing as it is pretty windy and cold
Written February 14, 2020
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Hi! Thank you for your review and good tips about enjoying the surrounding snow and about warm clothing. In the wintertime you can experience the snow and the cold weather, in the summer it is again a completely different experience with midnight sun. Hope to see you again on the mountain!
Written February 15, 2020
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Propaganda_Machine
Trstenik, Croatia1,318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
The cable car operates every a regular service and if you get there in good time before each gondola leaves, you shouldn't have a problem getting on with a queue. We took a taxi from the town centre to the lower station and then when we got back, walked to the Arctic Cathedral (reviewed separately on here) before getting a taxi from there back over the bridge into town

The trip up the mountainside is wonderful, with expanding views across the island part of the city the higher you get. At the top there is a cafe but most people are there for the views: you can either walk out either side of the upper station but the best position is from the dedicated viewing platform out through the glass doors. Wrap up warm should be common sense as it will always be windy but if it is not cloudy, you will be rewarded with a lovely panorama.

A definite attraction to visit when in Tromso.

Thanks for reading.
Written January 18, 2020
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CarolinaPS7
Uruguay15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
Even if you go for two days to Tromsø you have for sure visit Fjellheisen. It's a must. Really a must.
First of all - and before you go - something very important is to check on the web page if on that day at that hour, wind conditions are good. If are not, on the top of the web page you can find a message that says that due to the conditions they had to cancel the departures.
If all is normal I highly reccommend you to go for the first time walking from the city center through the bridge (if the conditions are good for you) because the view in the bridge is marvellous.
Otherwise you can take the bus 26 from Sjøgata S1 (bus stop) to Fjellheisen. (On this bus stop open your wifi because it has free wifi I don't know if on the bus stop or in the pizza shop - 😉 shhh don't tell anyone).

Once you are in the cable car all is excellent, first world technology of course and while you wait to the departures there is a climatized space that it's very good on winter. (Departures are every half hour).
On the top, views are majestic. And you should experience that on day hours and at night, because both experiences are wonderful and of course, differents. And you should also go with and without snow.
After the views you can drink a capuccino in the restaurant, in my case with cakes (apple and other traditional from Norway).
I encourage the owners of the café/restaurant that not only allow pets in the cable car but also allow stay with pets in the restaurant, under adecuate conditions and even paying for that. I'm pretty sure you can handle that! And would result in a better complete experience.
Written August 18, 2020
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Hello dear Fjellheisen Guest, Thank you for your time to leave your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Fjellheisen. Hope to see you again in the future!
Written August 24, 2020
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Paresh Chopdekar
Bracknell, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A must go destination when visiting Tromso as you get unrivalled views of the city during the ride up as well as from the top. Both daytime and nightime views are superb. Would suggest a late afternoon ride up so you get both daytime and nighttime views of the city in one ride. Alternately you can buy the multi-trip ticket option. Just make sure you are prepared as the weather can turn very quickly when you are up.
Written February 22, 2020
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Hello dear Fjellheisen Guest, Thank you for your time to leave review after visiting Fjellheisen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the views of tromsø from our top station. We will be waiting for you to return! :=)
Written February 23, 2020
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Dj81
St Austell, UK7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Finally after 3 attempts the cable car was open, during my stay we had very strong winds so the cable car was closed. You can apparently walk up there?
So make sure you check before walking along icy roads for 50mins to get there.

The views were stunning, you can go onto the platform of go and walk up the mountain, just be careful because it can get very slippery and the safety fence has a gap or two in it.

The restaurant was absolutely rammed when I was there so you could not get a meal because there was nowhere to sit. But from what I heard the food was nice.

So its worth coming here one evening while your here.
Written March 7, 2020
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Hello dear Fjellheisen Guest, Thank you for your time to leve your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the view of Tromsø city and surrounds from our platform. Yes, it happens that after some days of bad weather we have a lot of guests and unfortunately we have just 22 tables in our Cafe. We hope to see you again in the future!
Written March 8, 2020
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Sonia
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Though it's a bit pricey, in my opinion it's so worth the visit! We can stay as long as we want, wonder around in all the snow, and having a meal in the restaurant they have there. Perfect spot to take incredible pictures if there's a clear and sunny sky! The colours on the day I went were amazing, and it was such a nice weather!!
It is a fast ride up and down, the cable car takes lot's of people at once, but it does not feel discomfortable.
The restaurant is okay price wise, there's some places to sit by the window where you can be gazing at the town...just amazing!
Loved and recommend!!
Written March 11, 2020
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Hello dear Fjellheisen Guest, Huge thanks for your nice review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our top station. We hope to see you again in the future!
Written March 12, 2020
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nutondev
Warsaw, Poland16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I went there at a late evening. It was a cold cold night.

The views start to be breathtaking shortly after the car starts climbing the hill.
There is a ledge, a terrace, where you can set up your tripod and do long exposure shooting. However - the ledge has a wooden floor which was mostly covered with frozen snow, left unshoveled - both surfaces very slippery! Even though the parapet around the ledge is about 1.4m high, just enough to protect you from flipping over it, you can still be concerned about your legs, arms and the equipment in case your feet skids. Although you can see a lot of signs around instructing you to take off your boot spikes, the ledge is a place to actually put them back on for your own safety. I do understand that plowing the snow off in the streets is not really feasible given the amount of snow falling daily, but I don't understand why it cannot be done on this limited area. As a tourist place of interest, this was well below the par.

There is a self-service restaurant, but it doesn't offer too much for those uncomfortable eating reindeer or seafood. Good to take your own snacks if you are picky.

Advice for photo enthusiasts: be prepared and take your gloves! even if the temperature in the city is well above zero, your hands will get frozen after few shots up there in the skies!
Written February 11, 2020
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Hi! Thank you for your message! We are sorry to hear that you experienced a slippery terrace, we are constantly trying to find solutions when battling with the weather conditions which can bring us both rain and snow during the same day. You are right, it is much colder up here than in the town so dress up warmly. Hope to see you again on the mountain!
Written February 16, 2020
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Green tea
London, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
This cable car is the way to see Tromso. Take the 26 bus from outside Pepe’s Pizza in central Tromso, and it takes 15 mins to get there. Be careful to buy your return bus ticket from the bus stop in Tromso as there’s no ticket machine on the cable car end and the bus only accepts cash. I think you can buy tickets on an app too. Anyway; the cable car is every 30 mins, and takes 5 mins to go to the top, where there’s an outside viewing platform and an inside cafe which serves cakes and coffee at reasonable prices. We spent an hour there and then went home as it was super windy and cold on our visit, the view was incredible. A nice 2hr excursion.
Written March 24, 2022
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Hello dear Fjellheisen Guest, Thank you for your time to leave your positive feedback. :) We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Fjellheisen.
Written March 25, 2022
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brastedbarron
Sevenoaks, UK100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Definitely do this if in Tromsø. Lovely walk out into the top with stunning view. Of course dress appropriately: it’s a mountain in Arctic Circle so cold/ windy etc. Cafe isn’t such a delight as coffee & hot choc from machines and big queues. But just like a big ski resort cafe: don’t expect high quality or cheap and you won’t be disappointed. Can easily walk to Cathedral down snowy streets. And walk across bridge back to town is approx 15mins. Or grab day bus ticket and take 26 or 27 (buy them in “tabaks” : buses amazingly do NOT take credit cards)
Written February 3, 2020
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Hi! Thank you for your feedback! Nice to hear that you enjoyed the windy walk to the mountain. Here up on the mountain we are just a fjell cafe that has lots of visitors this time of the year. We are sorry to hear that your experience in the cafe wasn't that successful, we always try to develop our service to be better. Hope to see you again on the mountain, maybe in the summer to see the midnight sun! Kind regards from Fjellheisen, Riikka
Written February 4, 2020
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