The mountains surrounding Bergen are perfect for hiking trips close to the city. The terrain of Voss and Stølsheimen is more untamed but equally rewarding.
Bergen – known as the gateway to the fjords – offers endless hiking opportunities on the seven mountains tops around the city. One of the most popular self-guided treks is the panoramic hike from Mount Ulriken to Mount Fløyen across Vidden (around five hours).
If you want a shorter hike, Mount Fløyen is a good option. You can either start the hike from the bottom of the mountain or take the Fløibanen funicular up and start the hike form the top station.
You will also find a multitude of guided and self-guided hikes in the rest of the region. In the Voss area, you can mix and match lots of different activities on the same trip – you could for example go on a mountain hike followed by sea kayaking on the Nærøyfjord and a bike ride in the Flåm Valley.
Hiking offers in and near Bergen
Enjoy the exciting trip with the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen, 320 metres above sea level. At the top you can enjoy magnificent views over the city and pleasant walks in beautiful surroundings. There is also a restaurant, cafeteria, souvenir shop and play area.
Fløibanen leaves from the city centre, only 150 metres from the fish market and the Bryggen wharf, and takes you to the top in 5-8 minutes.
Price from NOK 90 per person
If you are curious about the mountains surrounding Bergen, this tour is a great choice. Together with a local guide, you will walk through the forests and hills of Mount Fløyen, learn about the Norwegian’s love for outdoors activities and get to know the flora and fauna.
The tour includes uphill and downhill walking to viewpoints that show you Bergen and nearby areas from different angles. The tour includes a short break with Norwegian chocolate and water. The tour is suitable for everyone over 8 years who is able to walk on blue (moderate level) paths for around 5 kilometres. It is available all year for groups of at least 5 people.
Price from NOK 375 per person
Go for a wander on Mount Ulriken, the highest of Bergen’s seven mountains on this trip, which is popular with locals and visitors alike.
The hike to the top is suitable for all ages takes around 1,5 hours (a bit longer if you are walking with children). It is steep, but you are rewarded with astonishing vistas of Bergen and the surrounding mountains and fjords. There is also a restaurant. From the top you can take the Ulriken cable car back down if you have had enough of walking. If on the other hand you want more, you can continue across Vidden to Mount Fløyen (around five hours).
Price from NOK 100 per person
Get the most out of your Bergen visit with a five- or seven-day roundtrip package that makes sure you don’t miss out on the highlights.
You will hike beautiful mountains with breathtaking views, explore the divine fjord landscape of the Sognefjord and Næroyfjord, and go for a boat or kayak trip. At night you will be looked after in three modern hotels with historic charm: Myrkdalen Hotel, Kviknes Hotel and Fretheimen Hotel. The hikes are of moderate level and lasts 2-7 hours, which means that they can be enjoyed by everyone who is in reasonable shape. Available on selected dates in July and August 2017.
Price from NOK 9,700 per person
Explore Norwegian nature, culture and history on this active round trip by bike and on foot.
After visiting the Bjørn West Museum in Matre, you will follow in the footsteps of the Norwegian resistance during the Second World War. Along the way you will pass breathtaking views, from the deep valley to the wide mountains. Dinner is served at Stordalen Fjellstove.
Price from NOK 1,650 per person
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The Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen is renowned as one of the most beautiful train lines in the world, so it is worth a ride in its own right and not just as a means of transport.
Get your ticket from NSB (the Norwegian state railways).
If you drive from Oslo and Eastern Norway, choose whether you want to go across Hardangervidda, Haukeli or Hemsedalsfjellet (7-8.5 hours). If you come from the south or north, you can drive along the coast, taking ferries and crossing bridges on the way.
There are a number of daily express buses between the big cities.
Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.