Mount Fløien, Bergen

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    Commanding Views of Bergen

    by travelfrosch Updated Jul 4, 2014

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    In my opinion, one "must-do," even on the shortest visit, is to go to the top of Mount Fløyen. You can walk up if you like, but the most fun way is to take the Fløybanen funicular. Atop the mountain, you are rewarded with excellent views of Bergen and the sea. Facilities at the top include a cafeteria (only open weekends in Winter), a souvenir shop, a playground, and several walking paths.

    The funicular opens at 7:30 Monday-Friday, 8:00 Saturday, and 9:00 Sunday. Last trip down is midnight May-August, 11:30PM Semptember-April. Departures are every 15 minutes, but will run more frequently if demand is high.

    Fares are NOK 43 1-way, NOK 85 return. Children 4-16 years old pay half price. Children under 4 ride free. A new "Family Card" for 2 adults and 2 children costs NOK 215 for a round-trip to the summit. If you have a Bergen Card, you can get one free round-trip journey on the funicular.

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    Mount Floien

    by mvtouring Written Aug 8, 2013
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    The best thing I could have done was to go up with the funicular and see the city from above plus walk around in the forest without feeling threatened at all. The cost was 80kr return and worth every krone

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    mount floyen and the funicular

    by sparkieplug24 Updated Jun 7, 2013
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    any trip to Bergen must include a trip on the funicular railway up Mount floyen. You can be at the top station in under 10 minutes. The views are fantastic to say the least. When we went it was rather foggy but we headed up anyway and where rewarded with beautiful views across the fjords. This is an activity everyone really needs to do if they go to Bergen. Its near the fish market and the tourist information centre.

    Once a top station there is a shop a hotel and cafe. There is also a small play park. One little tip we discovered was the shop at the top stations souveniers where actually cheaper than in Bergen town itself.

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    Up and Down

    by Assenczo Written Oct 19, 2012
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    On a sunny day, the number one activity must be a trip to the surrounding hills overlooking the port and town of Bergen. The easiest way is via a funicular that takes maximum 5 minutes of travel plus some serious lining up at the beginning. This approach might seem lazy but when at the mercy of the capricious northern weather one should consider fast delivery for the maximum minutes of sunshine. The views are astounding and for people with greater familiarity with the town it would be a pleasure to discover the whereabouts of major landmarks or the location of their hotel for example. The trip downhill saves some pocket money and provides for views from different angles and altitudes plus the added advantage of ending up in residential areas for a peek or two at local life.

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    Funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen

    by Dabs Updated Aug 15, 2012

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    The most popular thing to do in Bergen is to take the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen. If you are traveling here by cruise ship, there is no need to pay a premium for this trip. The line for the funicular may look really long but it goes very quickly as there are two cars running at the same time and the journey only takes about 8 minutes. You might find the line a bit shorter if you head there straight from the cruise ship, we headed over in the early afternoon.

    After taking in the spectacular views, we walked back down, I think it was about 40-45 minutes going down and not always well marked although generally I figured if we were heading down we were going to eventually get back. Be sure to grab a map when you pay for the ride up. Very steep in parts, I'm glad we didn't decide to walk up as well!

    40NOK each way, no savings in buying a round trip so you can decide at the top if you want to walk or ride.

    The ride to the top takes 8 minutes and for that short of a ride it doesn't really matter where you sit. The views at the top on a clear day are quite nice, you can see over all or most of Bergen.

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    Funicular up mount Floibanen

    by alectrevor Written Jun 4, 2012
    Base station for Funicular 150m from Wharf.
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    Seven minute journey on the Floibanen railway takes you to the top and the viewing platform. There is a cafe and bar. The summit is 320m above sealevel. There are numerous walks. It was a lovely sunny day when i went.. The base station is a white building 150 m from the wharf and fish market.

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    Skomakerdiket

    by Liatris1 Updated Dec 17, 2011

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    Skomakerdiket

    Skomakerdiket (means Shoemaker lake) is just one kilometer from the funicular top station. A fine destination on days where you want an easy hike. You can make it longer by walking up the gravel road instead of the funicular, or continue on one of the many trails up in to the mountains.

    At Skomakerdiket you will find a simple open picnic hut. If you take some pieces of wood with you, it is also possible to use the simple barbecue area by the water. Locals tend to leave the rest of their dry wood at the picnic hut, as the common stock for the benefit of the next person.

    Bergen municipality has also set up a canoe shelter on the south side of the water. Clubs and organizations can contact Bergen municipality to borrow a canoe.

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    The Small Model Cable Car

    by DSwede Written Jul 30, 2011
    Fl��ybanen Mini Model

    Once you have taken the cable car up the impressive 26degree track to the top of Mount Fløyen, you will have great views of the city and waterways below.

    But one thing that many people pass over without notice is that on the roof line of the top mountain station, there is a mini model of the cable car.

    This model moves back and forth in sync with the actual Fløybanen cars. You can therefore easily judge how much time until the next arrival or departure so you can optimize your time.

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    Fantastic Views over Bergen

    by Myfanwe Written Jul 24, 2011

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    While in Bergen you simply must take the electric railway up to Mont Floien. Once at the top you are rewarded with the most fantastic views and if (like we did) you arrived by Cruise ship, you can keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't sail off without you. There are some gift shops, cafe's and restaurants close to the train stop and some great looking walking trails if you want to explore the Norwegian Countryside.

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    Walking trains and a great city view

    by fred98115 Written Jun 18, 2011
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    The Mt. Floien funicular lifts you from the hustle and bustle of the city to the quiet of trails in the woods. There are also viewpoints of the city near the top of the ride plus rest rooms, gift shop and snacks. Picnicking is popular as well.

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    Mount Floyen - the Funicular

    by Toshioohsako Written Jul 22, 2009

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    Please choose a sunshine day and take the mountain tram (Funicular) to go up to the top (320 meters) of Mount Floyen.
    You have a magnificent overview of Bergen city and the shining blue sea. Its a nice feeling. Inhale the fresh air and relax sitting on the stairs.

    Price: NOK 100 for adults and 40 for children

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    The Fløibanen

    by mingul Written Jun 12, 2009

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    Fløibanen is one of Norway's most visited attractions every year. Opened in 1918, this narrow gauge railway has recently attracted over 1 million passengers every year. Two cars (Red and Blue) make the trip between Fløyen and the centre of Bergen every 15 minutes during the main hours of the day and 30 minutes in the rest of the time.

    As you reach the top of the mountain Fløyen you will be rewarded with wonderful photo oportunities, a restaurant overseing the whole town, various hiking trails and the possibilities of having a lot of nature-based activities.

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    The forest

    by albert34 Written Jun 23, 2008

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    The funicular ride up to Mount Floyen is a popular atraction.Although is usually crowded,once you arrive up there and see the wonderful scenary,walk through the forest.There are well marked paths.It's quiet and relaxing.No many tourists over there.

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    Fløibanen funicular

    by SailorRoar Updated Jun 6, 2008

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    The city centre station of the Fl��ibanen (2008)
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    The Fløibanen funicular is the only one of its kind in Scandinavia, and one of Norways most popular tourist attractions. It is one of the places you cant miss out on when you are in Bergen. Fløibanen takes you 320 meters above the city in just 5 minutes, and gives you a spectacular view. There are a few stops, but the top one with the resaturant and the view is my personal favorite. On the way down again you could disembark on one of the intermediate stations and walk down through the streets of Bergen.

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    Fløienbanen

    by tpk2 Written Apr 26, 2008

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    Night view from the top of Mount Fl��ien

    A must-do thing in Bergen is the funicular ride up to Mount Fløien (320 m above the sea level). If you don't mind a little bit of walk, going back to the center by foot is a nice way to enjoy the views.

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