Gullfjellet (Gold Mountain), at 987 meters above sea level, is the highest mountain in the municipality of Bergen.
The name gold (gull) does not refer to the color, but rather to gul, an old word for a strong wind. Gullfjellet is a popular destination for cross-country skiing in the winter and for hiking in the summer. There are many different trails to follow on the mountain and most are marked by cairns. If you decide to hike here, be aware that the mountain is quite exposed and that the weather can change very quickly. Large areas of the mountain are without mobile coverage. At the Redningshytten cabin, you will find an emergency radio telephone if you should need assistance. You can read more about Gulljellet here.
How to get there
- You can reach one of the trails up Gullfjellet is by taking bus number 925/930 to Gullbotn (35 minutes), and walking from there. Search for the best transit options for you on the Skyss Travel Planner or take a look at our transportation guide.
- This map from UT.no shows a route starting near Gullbotn, 4.6 km. UT.no is a great website for exploring Norway’s mountains but is only available in Norwegian. Take a look and keep Google translate handy.
- At UT.no's interactive map, you can search for more options. In order to limit searches to hiking trips, select "fotturer" only. You will also have to zoom in on Bergen in order to search for routes.
Please be familiar with safe hiking practices while in Norway. If you are new to hiking, make sure to go with experienced hikers or join an a group that offers experienced tour leaders, such as BSI. For more information about hikes in the Bergen area, you may also wish to explore the Hiking around Bergen, Norway Facebook page.