The ropeway is closed 2017
On the world’s longest ropeway you’ll be able to enjoy many things, most of them from above nature! The over 13 km long ropeway between Örträsk and Mensträsk in Norsjö municipality will take you over woodland, marshes, lakes, and the world of the animals in a Västerbotten in miniature. You will even be able to take a look at southern Lapland. Each cabin is able to carry 4 people, and at a speed of 11 km/hour it will take you 1,5 hours to ride the 13.163 m (3.000 m of which above lakes and streams). Our ropeway is a part of the 96 km long ropeway between Kristineberg and Boliden.
Between 1943 and 1987 this ropeway – also the longest one in the world -moved 12 million tons of ore concentrates. In addition to all the copper, lead, zinc, sulphur, and silver, the ropeway buckets have also transported tons of gold throughout the years. The ropeway is one of the figurative golden nuggets in the mining region Gold of Europe – a tourist attraction and a part of our industrial history as well. Mining of the Gold of Europe in the literal sense of the world is still carried out in these parts of the country by Boliden Mineral AB.
The ropeway museum, Café Skrädhuset, the narrow-gauge railway for children, and the Crown forest Vildmarken are other activities and things worth seeing in connection with the ropeway.