Bergen is located between seven mountain and is ideal for walking. The mountains are easily accessible with Fløibanen Funicular and the cable car Ulriken643 and makes walking in Bergen a great activity.
Hiking on Bergen's 7 mountains is very popular, both for the locals as well as for visitors. The most popular mountains for walking in Bergen are Mount Fløyen and Mount Ulriken, both providing panoramic views of Bergen and the surrounding fjords and islands.
Fløyen can be reached with Fløibanen Funicular. There are numerous walking trails on top with various lenghts. They are all well marked and suitable for all levels of fitness which makes walking in Bergen easy for everyone. They are also suitable for prams and in the winter the trails are lit up for those evening skiing trips! The Fløibanen Funicular is located just a couple of minutes walk from the Fish Market and the Tourist Information right in the city center.
Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik
Ulriken can be reached by the cable car Ulriken643, located 10 minutes drive from the city center. In the summer there is a sightseeing bus that takes you to the cable car and in the winter you can reach the cable car by using public bus. They run frequently and it's only a 5 minute walk from the bus stop to Ulriken643.
One of the most popular trails for walking in Bergen is from Mt. Ulriken to Mt. Ulriken, or the other way around. The walk takes about 5 hours and most of the time you will have amazing views of Bergen. In the winter, it is also a popular skiing route.
Vidden. Photo: Gjertrud Coutinho
From the city center you walk up Stoltzeklevien. Stoltzekleiven is a steep paved trail and stairs with approximately 722 steps from Fjellveien up to Sandviksfjellet.
Photo: Gjertrud Coutinho
Further information about routes and conditions in the mountains can be obtained by contacting the Bergen Turlag, which also sell maps.
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