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 maybe to gul, an old word for a strong wind. And strong winds can definitly occur on the mountain. Gullfjellet is a popular destination for Backcountry and 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 Gullfjellet here.
How to get there
- You can reach one of the trails up Gullfjellet 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 guide to transportation in and around Bergen.
- This map from UT.no shows a route starting near Gullbotn, and is 4.7 km long. 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, like the hike to Redningshytten cabin. 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.