This was a “How could you not have done this before” kind of moment 🙂 I have been to Tromsø plenty of times, but have never gone on the cable car before, and I was actually floored by what I have missed out on all these years! The views during blue hour in the winter are nothing short of astonishing! And I imagine it’s just as nice in the summer with the midnight sun as the backdrop. It is a steep ticket price at approx. 20 USD (2014), but it was so worth the money! The cable car leaves very 30 min., and the ride itself is a short one. Atop the mountain you’ll find a couple of viewpoints and a cafe (also serving dinner).
Fjellheisen is on the mainland, on the other side of the sound, opposite of downtown Tromsø. And once again it pays to have a friend to crash with, as you get a private chauffeur 🙂 However, a taxi, bus or even walking will take you there.