Walk up or take the cable car, to get a truly magnificent view over Tromsø.
On top of Storsteinen in Tromsø, 421 meter above sea level, you will find Fjellheisen. Getting up here can either be done on foot, or using the cable car. The latter costs money, and takes approximately 4 minutes. Going on foot takes more time, but you will get paid back in terms of a much richer experience. And soon you will be able to walk up a brand new path created by sherpas from Nepal (Norwegian link).
We went to visit our family in Tromsø in August 2017. They live in Tromsdalen, with the path to Storsteinen and Fjellheisen within immediate access. I walked up and down to Fjellheisen with Hedvig, Gustav and my brother in-law, Flemming, and brought my DJI Mavic Pro with me.
The Cable Car is Tromsø’s most popular tourist destination, and was built in 1961. The Cable Car runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mount Storsteinen. The lower station is located on Tromsø’s mainland, 50 m above sea level, while the upper station, Fjellstua, is situated at an altitude of 421 m above sea level.
Once you reach the top, you can sit down at Fjellstua and enjoy the view, have a local bear and some food. The latter is rather expensive, and you should not expect too much of a culinary meal. I suggest you pack something in your back-pack in stead.
Read more about the Cable cars, Fjellstua and the whole experience at Visit Tromsø. Then again, if you are in Tromsø, I highly recommend that you take the time to go to the top of Storsteinen. It’s just one of those things you want to cross off your bucket list.