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A man and a woman enjoying the view at Mount Fløyen in Bergen
Fløyen, Bergen.
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Panoramic views in every direction

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.

Hiking offers in and near Bergen

Fløibanen funicular

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

Two-hour guided tour on Mount Fløyen

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

Hike to Mount Ulriken

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

The best of mountains and fjords

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 2018.

Price from NOK 9,700 per person

Hiking and biking in Norwegian footsteps

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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Hikes near Bergen
Take Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. Magnificent view of Bergen, great children's playground and ideal for mountain walks. Read more
Fløibanen funicular
Two-hour guided tour on Mount Fløyen with great views of Bergen! Read more
Hiking Mount Fløyen
Hike up on Ulriken, the highest of Bergen's seven mountains. A popular trip for both locals and visitors. Read more
Hike up Mount Ulriken
Hike beautiful mountains, experience breathtaking views, discover the pristine fjords in Western Norway by boat and sleep well at three modern and… Read more
The Best of Mountains and Fjords
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    Getting here and around

    • By road

      By road

       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.

    • By train

      By train

      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).

    • By plane

      By plane

      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.

    Safety in the mountains

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    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.

    1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
    2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
    3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
    4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
    5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
    6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
    7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
    8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
    9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

    Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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