Stoltzekleiven Hiking Trail

Get you heart pumping

Essential info

  • Destination: Bergen
  • Season: March–November
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 3.3 kilometers (point‑to‑point)
  • Elevation Gain: 330 meters
  • Duration: 2–3 hours

About Stoltzekleiven

Stoltzekleiven is definitely going to get your heart pumping with its almost 800 steps up to Sandviksfjellet. As one of the most popular trails in Bergen you will not be alone and the trail is one-way only. 

Getting there

Walk from the city center to the trailhead which takes about 30 minutes. There is no parking in the area.

Alternatively, take a bus from the city center to Ludebryggen and walk up from there. That will save about 20 minutes of walking. 

Trail description

The trailhead is easy to spot with a big sign right by the trail in the Fjellveien road. The first part ascends slightly between big tree trunks before the trail starts to zig-zag its way up the stone stairs. The trail is tough but easy to follow. As you get closer to the top there are also some wooden staircases. 

As this trail is one-way only you will need to get down a different route. Continue on until you meet the road along Storevatnet lake. Take a right here and continue hiking 1.1 kilometers along the gravel road. Take another right when you reach the next gravel road and hike until you reach Nedrediket lake. At the western end of the lake along the gravel road, you will find the trail going down to Bergen again (marked with the sign Skredderdalen). 

Alternate route
You can also choose to continue to Fløyen from the top of this hike. Just follow the sign along the gravel road. The hike to Fløyen is about 3.3 kilometers.


  • Wear light shoes to make it easier to climb the stairs up


  • There is no drinking water along the trail, so bring plenty
  • Picnic tables and a shelter at the top


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