Voss Gondol – opening July 2019
Voss Gondol is the largest and most modern mountain gondola in Northern-Europe.
Starting at Voss Station and ending at Hangurstoppen (820 metres above sea level), will have 9 cabins with a capacity of 1069 passengers per hour.
Voss Gondol will be replacing 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 will have the capacity to carry 34 people, 1069 people per hour each way. Maximum capacity will be 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 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 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.
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 will be painted in the same colour as the red Dinglo, and four will be painted in yellow which was the original colour of Danglo .
Activities and Voss’ largest restaurant
At the top station Hangurstoppen (820 masl), areas for recreation and activities is built. During summer, one can go hiking (both short and long hikes), biking and paragliding. During winter, one can immediately access the ski resort from the top station. A ski school and ski rental will 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. With seating capacity for 450 people, this will be 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: 6,48 minutes
Restaurant capacity: 450 guests
Animation of the cabin of the new gondola: