BERGEN: Full day authentic mountain hike to Blåmanen
Would you like to experience to hike in a real Norwegian mountain? Let´s go to mount Blåmanen (The blue man) in Bergen!
The trip starts outside Bergen Tourist office at Strandkaien. We will then take a local bus to Munkbotn, and immediately start our way to the top. First, we walk easily on the dirt road “Fjellveien”, but suddenly, we approach the famous Stoltzekleiven, or Stoltzen as they say in Bergen. Stoltzekleiven has a height difference of 300 meters - spread over approx. 900 running meters. The trail has an ascent of between 20% and 40%, average 35.8%. The first part of the trail has a relatively small climb. After that, it's steep until halfway, and from there on up to the top it only gets steeper and steeper. You get a little rest on the flatter part before the wooden stairs before the last steep part is forced up the stairs. You will definitely feel lactic acid! But…
The view at the top is magnificent! We take a rest, a lot to drink and just enjoy life and the view!
After the rest we continue our hike up in the mountains to lake Storevatnet, lake Rundemansdiket, and all the way up to mount Rundemanen (560 meters above sea level). Here we will have our lunch break, aware of that this is the highest point we are reaching.
When we are filled up with food and water, and new energy, we continue our hike into the mountains, heading towards mount Blåmanen. It is challenging to walk in the mountains but when reaching the cairn (Varde) at mount Blåmanen, we will all agree that it was worth the struggling, what a view!
We then start our way down from the highest peak of the mountain but still have a lot to look forward to: The cabin “Fjellhytten”, Skomakerdiket (shoemaker's dike), and last but not least the pride of the citizens of Bergen; Fløyen! Here we will have a long break, enjoy the view, maybe buy some drinks, ice cream, coffee, and just enjoy! Our hike ends at the same place where we started, outside Bergen Tourist office.
Travelling is all about sharing experiences, so why not go on hike together with friends or family, and book one of our tours as a larger group? We will be delighted to offer you a group discount:
- Small groups of 5 can save 10% per person
- Groups of 10 can save 20% per person
- Group discounts will be applied against the base price of the tour
(Children under 15 years of age together with adults only pay for the transportation)
What we recommend for our guided walks in the Bergen mountains
- It is recommended that participants bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing and solid waterproof hiking shoes.
- You should also bring clothes for hiking in the mountains. The weather changes fast. Warm clothes. Layer on layer. Water- and windproof jacket.
- You must bring a full meal/lunch, and maybe an energy bar as well. We can help you buy food.
- We recommend using sunblock and protection against mosquitos.
- Remember that the trails might be wet and slippery because of rain. The swamps are wet.
Feel free to contact us if you have questions regarding our hikes in the Bergen mountains.
Would you like to make this tour private? Drop us a message here email@example.com and we will be happy to help you with your request.
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This tour takes about 5 to 6 hours including public transportation. The walking distance is 10 kilometers, and walking this distance in the mountains is a lot more challenging than in a park.