Explore the natural scenic beauty of Norway during this picturesque funicular ride and hiking tour to the top of Mount Floyen.
Accompanied by your guide, you will depart the pier on foot for a walking tour to the Floybanen Funicular, followed by a ride and hike up Mount Floyen. Along the way, you will pass the Bergenhus Fortress and Coronation Hall and then continue along Bryggen and the Hanseatic Pier. Lining the harbor, you will see the characteristic old wooden merchant buildings once belonging to the German merchants of the Hanseatic League. Before reaching the Funicular station, you will also pass the famous fish and flower market.
Upon boarding the funicular, you will embark on the scenic 8-minute ride up Mount Floyen. The funicular will take you safely to the top of the mountain, which rises over 1,000 feet above sea level. From the top, you will enjoy magnificent views and photo opportunities of surrounding Bergen and beyond before commencing your hike toward Skomakerdiket Lake. After a 45-minute walk, you will reach Rundemannsvegen, and from there, continue your ascent to the highest point at 1,870 feet. From this vantage point, the views are simply spectacular.
After some time spent resting and enjoying the scenery, you will descend back down the mountain and join the funicular for the ride back down to the base of the mountain. From there, your guide will walk with you back to the pier where your hiking adventure concludes.
Please note: This tour involves extensive walking over difficult and uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. It is strongly recommended that guests dress in layers, wear a wind and waterproof jacket, sturdy, comfortable hiking boots and bring a bottle of water from the ship. This hiking tour does not feature much commentary about the Bergen area and those wishing to learn about the city, history or culture are encouraged to select another tour which focuses on these other aspects of Bergen.