Norway visitors can now experience the beautiful Scandinavian destination from an all-new perspective with the anticipated opening of the Loen Skylift.
The unique cable car experience, opened in May, begins in Loen, a charming village in the Nordfjord region, about 120 miles northeast of Bergen and 200 miles northwest of Oslo. Named the world’s steepest aerial ropeway, the Skylift will carry visitors more than 3,300 feet up to Mount Hoven in about five minutes, providing panoramic views of the surrounding scenic fjords, mountains, Loelva River and Jostedalsbreen National Park.
The lift will operate year-round, offering unique perspectives each season, and is expected to transport more than 40,000 visitors in its first year of operation. It also provides easy access to Mount Hoven’s marked hiking trails, climbing routes and winter sports terrains in addition to fine-dining spot Hoven Restaurant, located at the summit.
The Skylift is located next to the Hotel Alexandra in Loen and runs continuously throughout the day. Each cabin holds 40-45 people, and there is no minimum age limit to ride the lift. A ticket costs about $57, but is well worth it for the breathtaking views.
Travel to Africa can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the culture so different from our home. However, it’s also one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences available to travelers. If you’re unsure where to begin, here are the safest countries on the continent to begin with.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Being stuck in the middle seat on an airplane is hardly anyone’s first choice, but for travelers who aren’t willing to shell out extra bucks to choose their own seat, the middle seat may be randomly assigned to them. However, there are a few ways to make the most of this situation and breeze through the flight with the most comfortable experience possible.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.