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Northern Norway Troms og Finnmark TROMSØ

Stairway to the Cable Car

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This tour is conducted by Arctic Guide Service. Visit the Cable Car like the locals do: with a fresh walk up the Sherpa steps and a comfortable travel down with the gondola.

As a part of our work to become a more environmentally friendly company, our guide take you across the Tromsø Bridge with the public bus. The walk starts on a hiking trail, before we embark on the approximately 1300 stone steps.

The guide takes you up the mountain. Through birch forest and past the tree line. You'll have regular breaks to enjoy the view which reveals it self step by step, while the guide eagerly tells about Tromsø and the area you are hiking in. The walk ends at 410 meters above sea level on the mountain plateau at the Cable Car. Our hard work pays off and we'll get the best prize there is - panoramic view over Tromsø Island with the “Ersfjord traverse” in the background. Finally we'll enjoy a well earned cup of coffee and traditional Norwegian waffle, and return comfortably with the gondola, and public bus back to the city.

The Cable Car is one of Tromsø municipality’s most popular tourist destinations, and a fantastic perspective to see Tromsø from. The staircase is built by Sherpas from Nepal – specializing in building stairs and paths in mountain areas. The Sherpa steps in Tromsø is one of the longest of this type in Norway.

The walk up the Sherpa steps is suitable for everyone. The steps make the terrain easy to walk in, and you find several break. In one year, over 100 000 people walked up or down the Sherpa stairs in Tromsø, so this is really an attraction one should visit when spending time in Tromsø.

Included: Bus ticket, ticket with the Cable Car, coffee and waffle, guide.
Please bring: Water, suitable shoes and clothing.
Duration: 2-3 hours, depending on weather and walking pace up the mountain.
Number of participants: Minimum 4 people. Please note that the tour can be cancelled if minimum number of participants is not reached.
Language: English and/or German. Other languages upon request.
Departure time and place:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 11AM (11.00)
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 2:30PM (14:30)
Meeting place: Outside the Tourist Information Centre at the Port of Tromsø Prostneset.

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