When I was putting this post together it dawned on me that I really like funiculars and sky trams. I’ve taken them in Paris, Chamonix, St. Thomas, Palm Springs and now Norway. They never disappoint. A quick trip and you’re up in the clouds with stunning views.
In Bergen we decided to take the Fløibanen funicular up Mount Fløyen and loved it.
This is where we stood in line for at least an hour. Luckily it was a beautiful day.
This building was across the street. I love the color and roofline.
On the way up. The trip is 2,769 ft (844 m) long, covers an altitude change of 991 ft (302 m) and takes just six minutes.
Such a lovely place. I wish we could have spent more time there.
The view out towards the sea.
Lille Lungegårdsvannet or Smålungeren is a small five-acre lake in the city center.
The sides were straightened and it was artificially made into an octagon shape.
I was surprised to see houses so close to the funicular, but even more surprised to see these guys:
I did a little research and found out that they are cashmere goats and called “Fløyenguttene” (the Fløyen Boys). The nine billy goats were born in 2011 and were bred to clear vegetation.
At Fløibanen’s upper station you’ll find Fløien Folkerestaurant with a lovely terrace. We had just had lunch so just bought ice cream cones.
The view from the other side.
There were paved walkways on different levels so everyone could appreciate the views.
So glad we had good weather, because Bergen is allegedly the rainiest city in Europe, if not the world!
Great weekend, everyone!