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Incredibly Steep Aerial Tram Soon to Open in Norway

What's being billed as the world's steepest aerial tram is set to open in Norway later this month. 

Dubbed the Loen Skylift after the village where it originates, the cable car climbs 3,300 feet up Mount Hoven in only about five minutes. Along the way, passengers get a spectacular view of the Nordfjord region's peaks and waterways.

(Photo by Bard Basberg)

Before heading back down the mountain, you can visit the Gjolmunnebrua suspension bridge, hike along marked trails, or, in the winter, go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. There's also a cliffside restaurant up there.

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Scheduled to open to the public on May 20, the Loen Skylift will operate year-round and is expected to draw 40,000 annual visitors.

To see the tram in action, check out the slightly horrifying promotional video below.

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