For the ultimate view of Bergen, scaling the 399-meter peak of neighboring Mount Floyen is the most popular choice, serving up magnificent panoramic views over the city and its fjords. The easiest way to reach the top is by riding the Fløibanen funicular railway, a thrilling 8-minute journey from the Bryggen harbor to a lookout point around 1km from the summit.
A network of marked hiking and mountain biking trails also run around the mountaintop, following scenic forest trails and lakeside walks, and offering views spanning the surrounding fjords, islands and mountains. Mount Floyen is also home to the Floyen Folk Restaurant, where regular folk music concerts are held in the summer months, as well as a café, shop and children’s playground.
Mount Floyen is located just east of central Bergen, Norway, and can be reached by the Fløibanen funicular.