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Review of Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen)

Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen)
Vetrelidsallmenningen 23A, Bergen, Norway (Vågen)
+47 55 55 20 00
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Ranked #1 of 95 things to do in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Floibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Floibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen, 150 m from Fisketorget - the fish market - and Bryggen wharf, and it takes just 10 minutes to walk to the lower station from where the cruise ships dock along Bryggen. The journey up to Floyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5-8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, and at the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen. Check out the view right now from our webcam of Bergen seen from Floyen. There are endless opportunities for walks on Floyen, and you will also find a cafe, restaurant and children's playground. The funicular runs daily all year round from early morning to late evening (check our departure times).
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“Very popular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Very popular and so there are queues to wait in but the view from the top is fantastic on a sunny day with all of Bergen spread out below. Take time for a coffee or lunch at the top and then see who is willing to walk back down! (You don't have to if you don't want to.) The first part of the walk down is a bit boring so take the funicular half way and get off at an interim stop, then walk through some of the old town.

Visited June 2013
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“Best view in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

It's an easy walk up to the Funicular from the harbour front. We were lucky to get the front row seat, so could see the incredible view of Bergen unfolding as we climbed higher. As you exit the funicular, take one of the paths past the kiosk and explore the lovely trails of Mount Floyen. Everything is well signposted and there are toilets spaced along the trails. Make sure you walk back to the harbourfront via the charming, twisting streets and you'll get a sense of why Bergen is considered such a beautiful city. Tip: you can fill your water bottle from numerous water fountains along the trails.

Visited May 2013
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“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Great location for an attraction that would normally be miles out of town.
Has great views over all of Bergen.

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“Great view of Bergen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Take the funicular up the mountain and look out over the city to see what you have been experiencing. Then have a coffee at the restaurant. It is a wonderful experience.

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“Good view - sham about the queue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

At 10am waited half an hour to get on the train & we already had tickets as we were on an excursion. At the top, I was surprised at the amount of concrete we walked on. The views of the city are good but you really need time to spend walking in the pine forest which we didn't have. There is a restaurant & the inevitable tourist shop which wasn't more expensive than the shops at the bottom.

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