Opportunities about for being active in Bergen. Try taking the funicular to the top of Mt. Floyen. You'll ascend over 1,000 feet as you travel, and along the way you will have spectacular views of the surrounding islands and mountains. Once at the top of the mountain, there are numerous trails to explore the surrounding lakes and woodlands on foot. You can take a path that leads back to downtown Bergen, or ascend to the top of a nearby mountain. Cars depart from the Lower Station in the center of Bergen near the fish market every half hour beginning early in the morning and ending at 11 pm during the winter, and midnight during the summer. Round-trip prices are 60 NOK for adults, and half-price for children.

Mt Ulriken, Bergen's highest mountain, has a cable car too, but is currently (2008) closed for renovation. There is however a steep path to the top, 40 min to 1 hour for the sporty. Great panorama, great exercise.


    Swimming in pools is possible year-round. Check out this page for all the different facilities in the area. The municipality of Bergen runs a number of pools, most of the indoor pools are closed during summer vacation instead the heated outdoor pool at Nordnes Sjøbad is open May-August. Although there are practically no sand beaches in Bergen, there several public areas laied out for swimming in the fjord, ask at the Tourist Information for maps and details.

The largest commercial pool is the Vannkanten Waterworld, located in Loddefjord, about fifteen minutes northwest of downtown Bergen. There are over five heated pools, water slides and even a bowling alley. A cafe on site provides refreshment. To reach the water park take the 555 road and follow signs for Sotra, Haakonsvern and Vestkanten. Free parking is available on the site.