Surrounding Bergen are a number of mountains, each accessible via clearly marked and maintained hiking trails. Every year in May, the local Trekking Association (Bergen od Hordaland Turlag) holds the 7 or 4 Mountains Hike, a day hike where around 8000 participants walk up Lyderhorn, Damsgårdsfjellet, Løvstakken, Ulriken, Fløyen, Rundemannen and Sandviksfjellet – the seven main mountains around Bergen. It involves covering a distance of around 35km, with 2300m of vertical ascent and descent.
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The gateway to the fjords and Norway’s second largest city, Bergen is a popular arrival destination for tourists visiting Norway and it was the second stop on my journey through the country.
As the flight from Stavanger to Bergen never went above 10,000 ft, you could get an awesome view of the fjords, the rugged coastline and the 7 mountains surrounding Begen if the weather is clear. Big tip- sit on the right hand side of the plane! Continue reading Bergen and the Hardangerfjord