Hiking from Fjellveien i Sandviken, a well prepared but rather steep row of stairs takes you all the way up to Sandviksfjellet mountain, with a very nice view of the fjord and the town. At this point, you are 313,5 meters above the starting point in Fjellveien. These stairs are popular for working out, and it is the location for the annual Stoltzekleiven opp uphill mountain race, the world’s steepest, taking place in early October. Best until now is Thorbjørn Ludvigsen, who used 7.54 minutes from Fjellveien to the top in 2016. Accordingly, the recommended route down from the top is not via the stairs, but rather via Munkebotn (turn left on the top) or Skredderdalen (turn right).
You also hike further south along the walkway to Fløyen, where there are several options downhill.
To Be, To Bergen: Some Shakespearian advice to the short stop tourist, on how to create a great day in Bergen!
Bergeners easily interpret Hamlet's famous words "To Be, or Not to Be", according to our local experience: "To BeIN BERGEN, or Not to Be". So, if you are not here already, come! Bergen is a pleasant place to be! We provide cruise tourists and others with some free advice, on things to do in Bergen in one day or a week. Browse our suggested free and budget tourist attractions: Bergen walking tours, Bergen sights, Bergen attractions, activities in Bergen, hiking in Bergen, finding your way in Bergen. In short: Here is how to create a great day on low budget in Bergen—on your own. Good luck!