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Voss Gondola is the largest and most modern gondola in northern Europe, starting at the Voss train station and ending at the spectacular Hangurstoppen in less than 7 minutes. The Voss Gondola is a great hub and one of the best places to visit in Norway for enjoying a wide variety of summer and winter activities.
Hangurstoppen Restaurant with seating capacity for 450 people on two floors is Voss’s largest restaurant and aprés ski lounge. The restaurant can be booked for special occasions, meetings and conferences. The dining experience consists of homemade meals made from local ingredients from several farms in and around Voss. The large outdoor seating area and generous windows provide a panoramic view and close contact with nature and instant access to a great variety of hiking trails.
The largest and most modern gondola in northern Europe
At the top station Hangurstoppen (820 masl), there are areas for recreation and sports activities. During summer, one can go hiking (both short and long hikes), biking and paragliding. During winter, there is immediately access to the ski resort from the top station. A ski school and ski rental shop will also be located at the top station. The ski resort is one of the largest in Western Norway.
There are marked hiking trails for all levels around the spectacular Hangurstoppen and Voss Gondol. Whether you are searching for short or long hiking trips, Hangurstoppen is the perfect starting point for hiking in the mountains.
The lower station of the new gondola is located at the new traffic hub at Voss Railway Station (Voss Station, 56 masl). The end station is at Hangurstoppen (820 masl), next to the top of the Express lift.
The unique location by the traffic hub will make it easy for visitors to access and travel up to the mountain in an environmentally friendly way.
You can easily access Voss by train from both Oslo and Bergen – the two largest cities in Norway.
If you travel from Bergen Station, it will take you 1.5 hours from boarding the Bergen train until you are at the top of Hangurstoppen Mountain, ready for exciting summer and winter experiences.
The new gondola is a so-called 3S cable car, which means that each lane has two cables and a pulling rope. This makes it very stable compared to gondolas that usually hang from a single cable.
The track has a free span of 900 metres from the lower station to the first mast. There are only two types of lifts that can have such long spans. One is a gondola rail with many cabins on the same cable, such as the new gondola rail at Voss, and the other is a suspension railway, which is a gondola in which one car goes up while the other goes down, such as Ulriksbanen in Bergen.