Easy Mt. Fløien Funicular & City Drive

3 hours | Bergen | B G O - 2 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Bryggen
  • Fish Market
  • Mt. Floien & Funicular
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Join your guide for a funicular ride that begins near sea level and rises to the summit of 1,050-foot-high Mt. Fløyen. From here, views of the city and the fjord are literally spread out at your feet as are a host of scenic woodland trails that entice you to wander. Take some free time to explore on your own and visit the souvenir shop and restaurant before continuing with the rest of this active half-day excursion.

After your funicular ride, you'll board a motorcoach for a narrated drive through Bergen. Situated among the Seven Mountains and facing a lovely fjord, the city, founded by King Olav Kyrre in 1070 A.D., boasts many historic landmarks.

Located in the imposing Bergenhus Fortress is the 13th-century King Hakon's Hall. The largest medieval secular building in Norway, it features a defensive tower that was known in the Middle Ages as 'the keep by the sea.' In the 1560s it was incorporated by the commander of the castle, Erik Rosenkrantz, into a larger structure that is today known as the Rosenkrantz Tower.

Dating to Bergen's earliest days and proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bryggen boasts a number of re-created Hanseatic buildings that today house restaurants, pubs, museums and souvenir shops. Be sure to keep your camera handy as this, and the upcoming open-air fish market at Torget, offer the shutterbug unlimited photo opportunities.

To conclude your city tour, learn about Norway's favorite son as you drive by Grieg Hall. This 1,500-seat entertainment venue has been the home of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra since the hall's completion in 1978. It is named after local composer Edvard Grieg, who was the orchestra's music director from 1880 until 1882. His most popular works, like the Piano Concerto in A Minor and In the Hall of the Mountain King which was written for Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt,' are just a few of his famous works.

Special Notes:

Views from the top of the funicular are subject to weather conditions such as clouds and fog on the day of the call and cannot be guaranteed. Expect lines and delays at the funicular.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a ride on the Mt. Fløien Funicular

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Free time at Mt. Fløien

Transport type:
Other
Transport Capacity:
80
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Ride back down the the Mt. Fløien Funicular to your motorcoach and return to your ship on a narrated city drive

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:30
Air conditioned:
No