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Bergen’s hiking trails start right from the edges of the city, climbing the surrounding mountains and leading further into the nature beyond. All of the trails are popular amongst locals and can be easily combined into longer hikes. Each offers wide views of the city, coastline, and greater Bergen area.
The Fløyen, Ulriken, and Stoltzekleiven trails are all easily accessible. Fløyen can also be reached by funicular, and Ulriken by cable car, perfect for exploring from the top. A very popular longer trek is to hike “Vidden”, a trail across the plateau connecting Ulriken and Fløyen.
The trail up to Fløyen is fairly wide and easy going, but it is a 300 meter ascent and entirely uphill. If that sounds a bit much, take the funicular up and hike down, or consider an easier walk to Brushytten. Alternatively, hike deeper into nature to Blåmanen or Rundemanen.
Ulriken is the highest of Bergen’s mountains at 643 meters above sea level. On top is a restaurant as well as a 300 meter zip-line. The hike up is even more demanding than Fløyen. The cable car station at the bottom can be reached by bus from the city center, and in the summer months a special bus runs directly from the tourist information office.
The Stoltzekleiven trail is a one-way route up more than 700 stairs to Sandviksfjellet. At the top are views of the Sandviken neighborhood and city coastline. A popular option is to use Stoltzekleiven as the starting point for a hike to Fløyen.