Mount Floyen and the Funicular

Mount Floyen and the Funicular

Mount Floyen and the Funicular
4.5
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Fløyen is a must do while in Bergen. Fløibanen, the funicular brings you up the hillside, from Bergen city centre to the top of the mountain in 6 minutes. At Mount Fløyen you will find beautiful views of Bergen, the nearby islands, fjords and mountains surrounding Bergen. Fløyen is a great destination for hiking, mountain biking and soft adventures. We are surrounded by hillsides, mountains, forests, nice little lakes and numerous trails. We offer daily guided hikes “Hiking Mount Fløyen" and Mountain bike rental from mid June until mid August. We love children, and the children love Fløyen. Let the kids explore our playground, Fløysletten climbing playground, the Troll forest. Try out canoe paddling at lake Skomakerdiket (mid June - mid August), feel the adrenalin rush in FløyenKids ziplinepark and get at kiss from our lovely goats at Fløyen. Fløistuen shop and cafè have souvenirs, perfect gifts and memories from Bergen and Norway. We offer local food as “Fløyenbollen", the cinnamon-bun and our organic soup “Fløyensuppen". Fløien Folkerestaurant is open daily from May until September.
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  • Virginia L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Fun on the Funicular
    We had a wonderful time riding the funicular to the mountain top in Bergen, Norway. The weather was beautiful, and we were treated to fabulous views of Bergen and the fjord. The price was reasonable, too. If we are lucky enough to return to Bergen, we will definitely take the Funicular again!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • JoC22
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hiking at top.
    Funicular is great way to travel swiftly to Mount Floyen. Ride is quick, no more than 5 minutes. Great views at top but my recommendation if you prefer to get away from the crowds, is to walk some of the trails that are marked from the area around the funicular station. Even better views from some of these trails and the paths are well defined, so easy to walk. Loads of benches and picnic benches on all the trails. We spent virtually the full day on the trails and then walked back down to Bergen.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
  • RUTH M
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun family day oit
    Pick a clear day and head for Mount Floyen. The funicular only takes a few minutes. Amazing views from the top. My 10 year old daughter enjoyed interacting with the mountain goats and playing in the play parks. Would recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Bronna L
    New York City, New York106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful View at Mt. Floyen
    If it is a nice clear day, take the funicular up to the top of Mt. Floyen to admire the beautiful view of Bergen. OR if you are in a hiking mood, you can hike up or down (as we did afterwards). There are hiking trails up top within the wooded area as well, and play grounds for kids. There are also the Floyen Goats, endemic to the area and roaming around. We went up on a beautiful clear day, so it was very crowded up top. After admiring the view and eating our packed lunch in the shade of the wooded area, we proceeded to walk down the trail that leads back into town. It was a nice walk that ends up in a beautiful residential area. Best to have sneakers for this! Getting up to the top very early or perhaps at the end of the day would be better to avoid the crowds.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
  • S S
    Steilacoom, Washington142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a view!
    Buy your tickets in advance and skip the line outside. We went up at the end of the day so we'd be up for sunset. We didn't hike around the area up top and only had an ice cream cone to eat so cannot comment on the restaurant. Nice little gift shop. The view is spectacular. They have a web cam so I texted a couple friends in the states and they saw us on the web cam in real time. Definitely worth the time to go up to Mt. Fløyen.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • JammaGammer
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go see for yourself but not in the rain
    Yes the view is beautiful. As long as you know that you will be sharing space with hundreds of others. This is one of the top attractions in Bergen because, well it’s a small city. From a touristy viewpoint there is only so much to do in Bergen during one day visit like so many people do. The funicular is an easy pinpoint. Yes, it’s worth it to see the view. The rest I think is too touristy, rather than authentic. I preferred visiting the ward, fish market, and museums. Just me though.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 August 2023
  • MinnyPed
    Minneapolis, Minnesota20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous views of Bergen!
    We walked up and took the funicular down. The hiking options at the top are great. The walk up was not too bad as you have options of stairs vs winding road. The funicular ride was quick and not too crowded. I would be careful with some of the hikes - we could not find a person to ask and the maps while helpful maybe don't always give you a great idea of where to go and the challenges you might face! We took what was an easy/mid hike and ended up on a trail with tree roots, rocks, some mud and definitely going up and down is not always so easy but the views at the top were great
    Visited August 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • LynseyD
    Scotland, United Kingdom405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views!
    We took a fairly early trip up here on our first day in Bergen. The views from the top, on a clear day are absolutely amazing. The funicular is extremely quick to the top, worth buying a ticket in advance- either on the website or via the app. No queuing for tickets at the entrance if you do that. Stunning views from the top, good facilities including toilets, a lovely gift shop and a restaurant. Best visited when the weather is good (if possible) for maximum views!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Barbara A
    Washington DC, District of Columbia168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun visit
    This was a fun activity. We enjoyed the funicular and the view. The park on Mt. Floyen was clean, comfortable - great ice cream! - and it was a great place to spend a bit of time and see the city. There were tons of families, and I talked to some grandparents and their granddaughter from Bergen - they come here often to hike.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
  • galaxy148
    Glen Allen, Virginia808 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning city views
    Bergen was our fist stop on a 2 weeks cruise. We booked the funicular direct on there website You don't book a time but it saves you joining the huge line at the ticket desk, which you bypass and go straight to a machine to scan your etickets on your phone. Definitely recommend doing this. It's quite steep and great if you can get the window at the back so you see the full view as you ascend. There are 2, one blue and 1 red. At the top there is a huge viewing area, all paved and some steps where people were sitting. The view looks out over the city and any docked cruise ships. It really helped us get our bearings. You can walk around the top edge and then go off further on the trails. They have a group of residents goats who like to have there photo taken. There are a few sculptures to see, like a huge treehouse shaped like a wasps nest. There is a small cafe that was very busy and a shop that we thought would be expensive as it's a captive audience but we wished we had bought a few things there as we never saw the tray we wanted again until our last day and it was the same price so showed that the gift shop was average prices for Norway. It is disabled friendly when you get to the top if you stick to the main viewing area. Only negative, we docked at the outer port and it was a 20-30 minute walk, with no signs directing you which considering it's one of the 2 main attractions was frustrating.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
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Matt Hart
Aberdeen, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We did two trips up the railway, one at night time and one in the morning. It is worth doing it in both lights to see the view.

Tickets aren't very expensive, around £8 GBP per person and can be booked very easily on the Floibanen App, then scan the QR on your phone at the barrier and you get straight through without having to queue at all.
Written 19 January 2020
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Thank you for a great review after your visit. We work hard to meet our guests with service and make the visit as memorably as possible. I hope you also had time to visit our shop, café or playground. Always remember to visit our website for more information, and for buying tickets in advance. All the best from Elisabeth Grønner
Written 5 February 2020
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Devin S
Adelaide, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great way to view Bergen, I recommend going near the end of the day to view Bergen in both daylight and then later light up at night. Funicular ride is nothing special, just a means of getting to the top which is well worth it. Heaps of fun playgrounds for kids at top as well as hiking trails, a nice resturaunt and cafe.
Written 1 January 2020
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Thank you for a great review after your visit. We work hard to meet our guests with service and make the visit as memorably as possible. During summertime it is especially busy, as all attractions in Bergen are. If the sun comes out it will also attract all the locals. We recommend to visit our website for more information, and to buy tickets in advance. All the best from Elisabeth Grønner
Written 5 February 2020
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were on the 1st funicular of the day (8am), so we had the place to ourselves for some time. The views are gorgeous, even on a dull winter day, and the viewing areas are plentiful. The little shop opened at 9am and we enjoyed hot chocolate and cinnamon buns (literally straight from the oven!).
We had a great time exploring the walking trails at the top, including the very pretty trail around the frozen lake. By the time we returned heaps of people had arrived and the sky had cleared so it was time to take in those views again.
The walk back down to Bergen is lovely, going through some beautiful bush areas. You can also walk up if you prefer, or take the funicular both ways.
This is a lovely excursion from Bergen.
Written 19 March 2020
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Joel Bay
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Best to check the weather before buying any tickets up. If the weather is bad, you see nothing. We were greeted with fogs at the top after taking the funicular up, no view of the city and with the cafe closes we were out of the place by the next ride down.
Written 7 January 2020
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Thank you for the review after your visit. We work hard to meet our guests with service and make the visit as memorably as possible. The weather is unfortunately something we can't control. I hope you had time to visit our Troll forest or walk one of the many trails in the area. To see our opening hours visit our website. Here you can also buy tickets in advance, and find information about the hiking trails. All the best from Elisabeth Grønner
Written 5 February 2020
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Siân
London, UK656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
For a relatively small price you get a stunning view of Bergen, the harbour and the surrounding islands. In March we got a lovely mix of snow capped mountains and city, it really was beautiful. There's shops at the top for food and souvenirs, as well as a walking route through the mountains just above Bergen - it was a bit too snowy for us to do but must be lovely in summer. Definitely come up here when you're visiting Bergen!
Written 19 July 2020
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Graham L
Edinburgh, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
A mid-afternoon trip up the funicular and little queue to speak of with social distancing occurring on board, perhaps more by design of the passengers themselves. What a view of Bergen in all its jaw-dropping beauty from the top! Unless you are short for time or have mobility issues, no real need to take the funicular back down to town. Much more fun to meander along some of the trails. Walking down at a leisurely pace takes about 45 minutes and once you leave the foliage of Mount Floyen behind, you can explore some of the quaint alleys at seemingly every turn.
Written 5 August 2020
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deuxchatonsinlove
Herblay, France42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had dreamed of this place and we have not been disappointed ! Everyone does it but you just need to look at the view to understand why ! The journey in funicular is of course part of its charm as you see the city getting further and further away.
We went up quite late so we didn't get to enjoy everything that the Mount Floyen has to offer but it will just be an excuse to come back !

However, if you are planning to use your Bergen Card discount to get to the top, be sure to come while the ticket office at the city station is open; as you won't be able to get the discount if you buy your ticket from the machine. (As a lot of places, the office closes early even in summer, at 4 pm in our case but we went up at 10:30pm)
Written 24 August 2021
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kevinyork
York, UK195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We were in Bergen for half a day as a cruise ship stop. Someone had told us we would have to be early off the ship and make our way straight to the funicular if we wanted to stand a chance of getting on it. However we had taken a leisurely walk to the nearby area and thought we would take a look at the queue. Well there wasn’t one. We bought a ticket at the booth (150kr return in June 22) and boarded straight away. There is limited seating in each section but more room to stand. The electronic boards suggested trains were every 30 mins which worried us a little in case it got busy however they were pretty much running up and down constantly.

The station and the carriage were spotless. The ride up and down is very swift (under 3 minutes). If you can try to get the bench seats in the lowest carriage for the best views.

The views from the top are spectacular. We could see our cruise ship in its berth in the distance. There is a lot to see at the top but our time was limited so we just walked to the lake which was enchanting. You could easily spend several hours up here.

When we arrived back at the base station it was busier with a small queue for tickets from the booth but there were electronic machines which very few seemed to be using. If you had purchased your tickets in advance you could scan the QR code on your mobile to open the gates.
Written 30 June 2022
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Øyvind Wallentinsen
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Highly recommended. The funicular ride itself is nice, and the view from Fløyen is hard to beat. Once you're on Fløyen, I recommend the cafe past the souvenir shop for its delicious buns. Also, on Sundays you can hike a fairly short distance to Brushytten, where you can buy Norwegian waffles (just double-check that it's open before you go).

I also like about the funicular that it's not just for tourists -- it's also used by locals to get to and from the city.

If conditions permit it, I recommend hiking up or down the mountain for the scenic trails and the amazing views of Bergen.
Written 9 February 2021
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Ed_Uyeshima
San Francisco, CA2,667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
When you have less than half a day to explore Bergen, you need to be rather disciplined about your sightseeing. At least that's what the anal-retentive side said to me in private, and I knew riding this funicular was on the top of the list. You may ask why, and I would probably raise one eyebrow and clapback "The view, of course." Fortunately, our hotel was just five minutes away from the lower terminus where we were thrilled to find there was no queue of tourists. We paid our 150 NOK round-trip tickets (about $15.40 in US dollars) and were able to get backward-facing seats where we could see the scenic view rising in front of us behinds the heads of the other passengers.

The cars have stepped floors and open windows as they climb almost a thousand feet against the relatively steep slope of Mount Floyen. The ride took about eight minutes as it made two intermediate stops for locals who actually use the funicular as a commuter train (...how frustrating that must be for them during peak tourist season.) Once we arrived at the upper terminus, we first took notice of the expansive viewing terraces which afford spectacular views of Bergen around its harbor. As we walked around the terraces, we began to realize how big the city was as it's Norway's largest city next to Oslo.

Once we took most of our photos, we noticed there was a restaurant, a cafe, a souvenir shop, and a playground, which frankly turned the area into more of an amusement park. My husband was intrigued by signs to a nearby lake which was a few minutes stroll away in the woods. There wasn't much to the lake except a flurry of gnats, so we didn't stay long. Even though the funicular was more crowded going down, the ride back didn't take any longer than the ride up. I have to credit the operating company (Fløibanen AS) for a smooth operation. Listen, I've ridden my share of funiculars from Hong Kong's Peak Tram to Angel's Flight in LA, and this one was definitely in the upper tier.
Written 25 September 2022
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