Great for skiing and fun activites when there is snow.
Enjoy the winter in Bergen! When there is snow, the mountains surrounding Bergen is perfect for skiing, sledging and hiking.
The Fløibanen funicular is one of Norway's most famous attractions and the only one of its kind in Scandinavia. The trip starts from the city centre, just 150 metres from the Fish Market and Bryggen and takes you to the top of Mount Fløyen in just 8 minutes.
The roads and paths down from Mount Fløyen are floodlit in the evenings and are perfect for sleding in the winter. The Fløibanen funicular sells "sledging passes" which is valid from early morning till late in the evening. You can buy a sledge in toy shops and sports shops.
For cross country skiing the lighted trails are open until 22.00.
Skiing on Mount Fløyen. Photo: Floyen.no
The Carble car Ulriken643 takes you to the highest of Bergen’s famous "Seven Mountains". The tour takes you to spectacular scenery and mountain terrain 643 metres above the city streets.
Beside the viewing platform, there is a panoramic restaurant that serves "fish in the mountains" and other local specialities. The cable car is open every day from 9am - 5pm
Take the cable car up to Mount Ulriken, ski to Mount Fløyen, enjoy a hot chocolate at Fløien Folkerestaurant and take the funiculare down to the city centre. Depending on your fitness the trip will take approximately 5 hours.
Winter in the region:
Within a short distance from Bergen you can experience skiing at its best. The unique fjord landscape creates a topography which in combination with heavy snowfall makes the network of ski slopes varied and exciting.
If you prefer skiing during winter season there are many options. The major ski resorts in the region are located at Voss, where you can choose between Voss Resort and Myrkdalen - Voss Fjellandsby. There are slopes to suit every taste – from advanced off-piste to more secure family-friendly trails, as well as beautiful countryside with many varied cross-country trails. Only 45 minutes drive from Bergen you can visit Eikedalen Skisenter with prepared alpine runs and kilometers of cross-country trails.
However, skiing is not only a winter activity, and unique for the region is the possibility for skiing year round. When the winter resorts close for the season, Folgefonn Summer Ski Centre opens in May. The Centre is located on the Folgefonna glacier, about 2,5 hours drive from Bergen.
Bergen – Voss:
By car: E16 – Approx. 1h 20min.
By train: Approx. 1h 10 min.
By bus: Approx. 1h 45 min.
Bergen – Eikedalen/ Kvamskogen:
By car: RV7 – Approx. 45 min.
By bus: Approx. 1h.
What to wear in winter:
To get the best experience when visiting Bergen in winter it is wise to bring appropriate clothing. Read our tips on what to wear in Bergen in winter.