Skredderdalen is a good alternative to Stoltzekleiven for hiking Sandviksfjellet because it is quite steep in places, but it does not have the intensity of Stoltzekleiven

Skredderdalen is a relatively steep trail up to a path that runs between Sandvikspilen (the arrow on top of Sandviksfjellet) and Fløyen. The trail starts on Fjellveien, next to the white waterwork building ("Bergens Vandverk 1914" is written on the building). Skredderdalen follows a stream called Mulelven which runs from Storediket (a lake on Fløyen) into Nedrediket (a pond).

How to get there

Click here for a map of a walking route from Byparken to the start of Skedderdalen

If you need to use public transit to get into the city centre, search travel options on the Skyss Travel Planner. To start from the city center, input "Bergen Sentrum" as your starting destination. This is also the best point of departure to receive the most travel options in Skyss. You can also check out our guide to transport in and around Bergen for more information. 

The Hike 

Click here for a hiking route suggestion for Skedderdalen (includes Fløyen), 4.7 km. is a great resource for exploring the mountains in Norway but it is only available in Norwegian. Copy and paste text into a translator, such as Google translate, if necessary.

Check's interactive map to 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 options.

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.