Loen Skylift and Kjenndalen

  • Port

    Olden, Norway

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included


Olden is located on the innermost part of the Nordfjord -- the sixth-longest fjord in Norway. A winding road along fjord brings you to the neighboring village of Loen and the surrounding area for glacier views and a cable-car ride.

You'll set out through the Lodalen Valley, traveling to Kjenndalen at its very end. From here, take a short stroll up to the viewpoint overlooking the Kjenndalen Glacier in the distance. Kjenndalen is an arm of the mighty Jostedalsbreen glacier -- the largest glacier in mainland Europe.

Walk back to the coach and drive back towards Loen.

Board the cable-car for a ride up Mount Hoven, 3,316 feet tall and well above the treeline in this part of Norway. Beneath you, spectacular views of the fjord and villages sprawl towards the mountainous horizon.

Return by cable-car to Loen and by coach to the pier in Olden.


In case of strong winds, the cable car may close at short notice. Tour operates rain or shine, but may be cancelled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions. Walking distance approximately .8 mile over uneven terrain to the Kjenndalen viewpoint; participants can stay on the coach here. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat.