There’s no better view than from the top of 320-meter-high Mount Fløien. Ride up on the Fløibanen Funicular, just a short walk from the cruise ship dock on Bryggen wharf. The ascent takes less than 10 minutes, with sprawling Bergen unfolding before you. At the top, enjoy breathtaking panoramas from the viewing platform and choose from hiking trails of various lengths and effort levels.
By Heidi Sarna, AFAR Local Expert
The Fløyen Experience
The Fløibanen Funicular in Bergen is one of the most popular attractions in all of Norway. And what awaits you after the ride up to the top of Fløyen is a panoramic view of the city. I absolutely adore the feeling of being somewhere high up and having a bird’s-eye view of everything beneath. When I am up there, I get to see a bigger picture. Perspective changes, horizons widen. That’s the same for life, ain’t it? "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." (Wayne Dyer)
By Elaine Chan