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The cruise in and out - all 60 miles of it each way is one of the highlights of a trip to Norway - with a rather small village the apparent reward - and we were a bit wary as we had been here last year and felt that the Birksdal Glacier was a seriously sad disappointment given how much it has shrunk.... but WOW - the Queen of Norway opened up a brand new option this year ...... the Loen Skylift. The Loen SkyLift is simply brilliant - expensive but brilliant. Why? 1. Only 10 minute coach transfer 2. Takes you 990m up! That is over 3,000ft above sea level (nearly as high as Snowdon) in 7 minutes in a beautiful Cable Car. 3. Stunning views are your reward from an amazing viewing station - across the surrounding landscape including the Nordfjord, and the glacier field. 4. Easy new paths enable you to walk on further up.... 5. Excellent mountain top restaurant - yes it is expensive - for two good reasons - a. Norway (it is expensive) and b. it is on top of the mountain! So whilst expensive, approx. £60 per person, it is no more expensive than most excursions, and is easy to book - simply on the quayside office.... Go for it! It simply was literally the icing on the cake for a cruise to the Norwegian fjords as it gave you a completely different perspective to that you enjoy on the ship. And oh boy does the ship look like a toy from over 3,000ft up!
Visited: Aug 12, 2017
Probably the nicest, friendliest and cleanest places I’ve ever visited, we did an excursion which was excellent and had a wonderful stroll around the place! Highly recommended.
My favourite port in Norway. Excellent walking/hiking with maps provided free at dockside. Wish we'd had longer to venture a little further. Really beautiful area.
Breathtaking place with beautiful nature. We took a walk to the red church which took around 20 minutes. On the way there we saw a beautiful river and little bridges. It's a wonderful hike if you like walking and exploring.
Beautiful place, we did a hike up a glacier from here which was amazing. Sailing in and around the fjords is absolutely stunning and a must for all cruisers.
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