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Fjord Norway Vestland BERGEN

Island walk: Boat trip and hike to Kolbeinsvarden on Askøy

  • Norway Mountain Guides, Strandkaien 3, Bergen
  • +47 90984316
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A perfect combination of mountains and sea with 360 degree views of the sea. A guide from Norway Mountain Guides will join you on the hike.

We take the express boat from Bergen city centre to Kleppestø on Askøy. From here, we walk to the highest point on the island and are rewarded with fantastic views of the Byfjord and the surrounding islands of Sotra and Øygarden and across to Bergen and its mountains. Although it requires some exertion, this may be the shortest and easiest walk that provides the best views of all the walks around Bergen.

This is an easy walk that is suitable for everyone. We stop en route and enjoy the view of the fjord, and being away from the crowds of tourists. If children come along on the walk, we will tell them stories about goblins and trolls.

This hike can be done all year, but don’t forget that the weather changes quickly. It is important to dress for the elements. The walk takes you up to an elevation of 300 metres. When we arrive at our destination, Kolbeinsvarden, you can enjoy your packed lunch and a well-deserved break. You take the boat or a bus back to Bergen, depending on when we finish the walk.

This is a walk for those who want panoramic views of the sea. We guarantee you a lovely and safe walk in good company and, not least, high spirits!

Practical information:
Hiking time: Approx. 4 hours in total. Approx. 2-hour walk.
Level: Easy
Terrain: Easy, but it can be wet and marshy. Three bridges have been laid in the terrain.
Elevation: 80–232 metres
Km: Approx. 4

Rendezvous point/start:
At the entrance to the Tourist Information in Bergen, Strandkaien 3. The trip starts at 13.00. Note: Be on time, the boat leaves at 13.15.

English and Norwegian. German is understood.

To book:
The walk can be booked on Norway Mountain Guide’s website until 21.00 the evening before.

A local mountain guide with long experience of the mountains in Western Norway. Boat trip from Bergen city centre to Askøy. Transport from the quay to the start of the walk (5-minute drive).

Does not include:
Return ticket by bus (NOK 37).

Suitable for everyone, including seniors and children.

Yes, it does rain a lot in Bergen, but the weather is generally very changeable, and the light from the sea and the shifting cloud cover can be very fascinating. No one has ever complained about the weather, although it has been wet and windy on some walks.

Recommended equipment:
Water and windproof jacket, good shoes, a cap, light hat, sunglasses, light gloves and trekking poles. A bottle of water, camera and packed lunch/snack.

See the other great walks around Bergen, such as: ‘Do as the Locals' or the ‘Classic Bergen “Vidden” walk from Mt Ulriken to Mt Fløyen’.

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Description Price*
Adults (from 16 years) 750.00 Tickets
Children (10-17 years old) 450.00 Tickets
Senior citizens 450.00 Tickets
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) 1,500.00 Tickets
* Price from
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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