Bergen is the biggest city along Norway’s western coast and the “gateway to the fjords”. The city is wedged tightly between what are known as the Seven Mountains and these mountains are popular amongst locals and tourists alike. The nearest trail is never far away in Bergen with some excellent hiking options straight out of the city center.
The actual peaks included in the Seven Mountains is often debated, but everyone would include Fløyen, Ulriken, and Løvstakken. These mountains line the edges of the city and feature popular viewpoints as well as extended trail networks. Many choose to hike up, but the historic Fløibanen funicular runs up to Fløyen and Ulriken can be reached by cable car.
An excellent public transportation network of buses and trams runs throughout the city and greater Bergen area. These services ensure most trails can be accessed without needing a car.
Bergen is well known for its incredibly wet climate, with rain two out of every three days. Keep this in mind and hit the trails as soon as a clear day appears. Thankfully snow is fairly rare in Bergen which means it’s possible to hike almost all year round with appropriate clothing.