April 25, 2012

Via Ferrata Loen

An exciting challenge in spectacular scenery. Via Ferrata Loen starts at the Loen Active shop and takes you up to Mt. Hoven (1011 m.). Fantastic views of beautiful mountains, glaciers and fjord. Duration 6-7 hrs. New suspension bridge, the Gjølmunnebrua suspension bridge, the longest via ferrata bridge in Europe.

What is a Via Ferrata?
The name Via Ferrata comes from Italy, where they built an “iron road” in the mountains during the first world war. The essence of a modern via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically (every 3 to 10 metres (9.8 to 33 ft)) fixed to the rock. Using a via ferrata kit the climber can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall.

Loen Active offer guided tours for 5-120 persons.
Focus on safety.
Minimum age is 12 years
All commercial guiding through Loen Active

Info about Via Ferrata Loen

Picture slides

Booking Via Ferrata Loen 

Question to   post@loenactive.no   Tel  +47 57 87 58 00

Minimum 5 persons      NOK   990,- per person included guide and safety equipment

Necessary equipment: food, a big bottle with water or soft drinks (two liters), gloves, windproof  jacket, long trouser, buff and warm clothes when cold weather conditions

Gjølmunnebrua. Photo: Willy Miljeteig












Shoe rental La Sportiva      NOK 100,-
Buying gloves      NOK   50,-
Two baguets à 90 g      NOK   95,-
Loen Skylift (cabelcar) from Hoven (1001 masl) to Loen      NOK 280,- per person
(special price only for via ferrata guests with guide)
Transportation from Oppheim to Loen      NOK  100,- per person

Estimated duration with guide from five to seven hours included breaks.

For experienced via ferrata climbers it’s possible to rent via ferrata equipment  NOK 400,- per person


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