Hike and Camp Mount Floyen in Bergen, Norway

Mount Floyen - Search Nearby - Added by Angela Kirwin

Only half an hour up for breath taking views of the city of Bergen, snow capped mountains and the fjords and islands beyond.This is a truly stunning hike, with well marked trails for hiking, running and cross country skiing but plenty of opportunities for off piste adventure too.Many of the trails are lit until 10pm so there is no excuse to miss sunset from up here, then bivvy down in the woods next to a camp fire.

To get to the trails up top there is a funicular that ride from 07:30-23:00 and costs around 45NOK ($6-7).

If you're in a rush to get the most out of a limited time then do this and get stamping the snow as soon as possible. However, for me the most awesome thing about this hike was experiencing the light shifts from blue hour to sunrise as I hiked above the cloud line. The funicular just doesn't run early enough, even in winter, to get yourself into the middle of no where for sunrise:

The switchbacks up the mountain take you through cute little cobbled streets, that then give way to steps and eventually turn into trail. There are multiple routes through the streets and into the trees to choose from and they all lead to the top but I would suggest aiming towards the funicular station up top initially.

Once there, if you choose to stay on trail follow signs for Brushytten. There is a little cafe and picnic area there although all three times I hiked past it this week it was closed and no one was around so don't rely on it for food and drink. It's about three kms from the funicular to Brushytten.

Once there, head North West on the XCountry ski track (don't panic, you can hike here, just don't walk in the tracks and prepared to jump off the trail if a sprinting skier is heading for you).

This will take you on a full loop of Storediket, a frozen lake in winter where you can go boating for free in the summer time.

I hiked this route three times and took different paths from here each time. In daylight, I follow off piste ski tracks through the woods heading back east towards the lake at Skomakerdiket.

The views from here are breathtaking and hiking out before the funicular started meant I was completely alone for hours both on and off trail.

I came back to hike these tracks for sunset and camp out. There were already camp fires smouldering, I presume made by the local children I saw coming down the mountain with saws and skis as I headed up for sunset.

I have never experienced silence quite like it before. In the morning, jog down to warm up and stop at the little organic cafe at the bottom for hot coffee and currant buns.

Distance

9 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1320 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Chillin, Camping, Running, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic

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