Voss Gondol

Voss Gondol is the largest and most modern mountain gondola in Northern-Europe.

The ride starts at Voss Station (56 MASL) and ends at Hangurstoppen (820 MASL). Voss Gondol has 9 cabins, running continiously, with room for 34 people in each. This gives the gondola a capacity of 1069 passengers per hour.

Voss Gondol replaced the old Hangursbanen cable car (Dinglo and Danglo), which has been out of service since 2015. 

 

The largest and most modern mountain gondola

The new gondola rail is a so-called 3S lane, which means that it runs on three rows, two berths and a pulling rope. This makes it very stable, compared to gondolas that usually hang on a cable. The track has a free span of 900 meters 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 dragon, such as the new gondola rail at Voss, and the other is a suspension railway, which is a gondola that goes up while the other goes down, such as Ulriksbanen in Bergen.

9 gondola cabins

Each gondola has the capacity to carry 34 people, 1069 people per hour each way. Maximum capacity is 1544 people per hour each way. By comparison, the old gondola, Dinglo and Danglo, had the capacity to carry 25 people in each carriage with a driver, and 5 people without a driver. Maximum capacity was 350 people per hour each way.

 

Located at the traffic hub

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 makes it easy for visitors to access and travel up to the mountain in an environmentally friendly way. You can easily access Voss by train both from 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 the Hangurstoppen mountain, ready for exciting summer and winter experiences.

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The gondola cabins will honour old Dinglo and Danglo

To further convey some of the famous elements from Dinglo and Danglo cable car, which was a landmark of Voss for over 50 years, five of the gondola cabins are painted in the same colour as the red Dinglo, and four are painted in yellow which was the original colour of Danglo .

 

Activities and Voss’ largest restaurant

At the top station Hangurstoppen (820 MASL), you will find areas for recreation and activities. During summer, one can go hiking (short and long hikes), biking and paragliding. During winter, you can immediately access the ski resort from the top station. A ski school and ski rental is also be located at the top station. The ski resort is one of the largest in Western Norway. 

In addition, a new restaurant is based at the top station; Hangurstoppen Restaurant. With seating capacity for 450 people, this is Voss’ largest restaurant. Here, you can enjoy both hot and cold food and drinks, based on local ingredients and suppliers. Further, the restaurant has meeting and conference facilities for apporx 50 people. 

From Hangurstoppen, you have a great panorama view of the mountains surrounding Voss.  

 

Facts about the new gondola

Type: Leitner Ropeways 3S

Start: 56 masl

End: 820 masl

Length: 2000 meters

Capacity: 1069 passengers per hour

Number of cabins: 9 (max 13)

Capacity per cabin: 34 passengers

Time: 8,8 minutes

Restaurant capacity: 450 guests

 

Watch the video from the building process of Voss Gondol here: