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.
Locate your preferred hikes in the map below.
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.
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).
Most visitors to Bergen get here by plane. Bergen Airport Flesland is Norway’s second biggest airport, with 37 direct services to cities abroad and regular flights from Oslo and other Norwegian cities.
Book your flight with Widerøe, Norwegian or SAS.
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.
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