Floyen is one of the city-mountain and the popular attraction in Bergen. The name of this city was taken from the mountain's name, Fløyfjellet, which is overlooking the surface of the sea. The mountain is facing the city of Bergen. The scenery of Bergen's Peninsula makes Fløyfjellet become the favorite attractions of local people and tourist outside Bergen.
Mount Floyen Tours
Since the place is soaring almost 400 meters above the sea level, Mount Floyen provides various hiking option for its visitors. Fløyfjellet features a signed hiking track to Blamannen, Rundemannen and Sandviksfjellet. In midtfjellet at the foot of Blamennen, there is a little shop which is called Brushytten. The road and down from Mount Floyen is the perfect place for sledding in winter.
Floibanen is the funicular railway which makes you see the whole parts of Mount Floyen and Bergen only in 6 minutes. This funicular railway is one the famous attractions in Norway. Floibanen has brought over 48 million people each year to Mount Floyen since it was opened in 1918. It has been decided as the popular tourist attraction by the Norwegian Council of Tourism in 2001. This funicular railway will bring you to the wonderful nature environment by walking and hiking.
This Troll Forest is pointing to the alternative path back down to the mountain. This forest is connecting the Mount Floyen to the area near the harbor. The trail in this forest will make you feel walking through the wonderful forest, where the trees are soaring from the rock cliff side and the vibrant green leafs which is offering a little view of the nearest place.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no entrance charge when you are visiting Mount Floyen. However, you have to buy tickets if you want to use the Floibanen. Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Information of Bergen. Tickets for Floibanen are divided into some categories: Single tickets for children and adult, return tickets for children and adult, tickets sledging tickets, and family tickets (2 adult + 2 children).
How To Get Around?
Getting around the Mount Floyen is easy. You can use Floibanen, the funicular railway which can take you to see the whole Bergen and Mount Floyen. Mount Floyen can be accessed by biking and walking. There are some specials tracks or paths that have been provided by the staff.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear clothes depend on the weather condition when you are visiting Mount Floyen. In summer you can wear: skirt, t-shirt, trousers, cool clothes with comfortable sneakers. Sunglasses and sunscreen are important things to bring in summer. While in winter: long coat, sweater, jacket with boots can be the good option. Do not forget to bring gloves, hat and scarf to make your look fashionable in winter. However, the weather is rapidly changing, make sure you bring umbrella or wear the appropriate clothes especially when you are on the top of Mount Floyen.
Best Time to Visit
Mount Floyen is opened all year round. In summer, it is better to use the Floibanen to avoid the sunshine. If you want to tackle the track, the best time of year is March to December.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and you can find anything on this site. Floibanen is in the center of Bergen, you can visit it by your own and get into Mount Floyen.
How To Get There?
You can visit Mount Floyen by using Floibanen. Make sure you choose tickets for Floibanen carefully since there are two kinds of tickets for it. It is better if you take the single tickets to go up and go down by walking while enjoying the great scenery of Mount Floyen. You can also walk to get into Mount Floyen by joining the guided walking tours. However there are some public transportation that you can use to visit Mount Floyen including: bus, light trail, Kystbussen, Beffen (ferry), Skyss and Norled. Bus, light trail, Kystbussen and Skyss are required tickets that can be purchased online.
There are some restaurants around Mount Floyen, you will not get difficulty to buy some foods. However, you can bring your own foods if you want. Also, there is no road for cars in Mount Floyen.