A pleasant and flat trip around a lake close to the city centre.
About Store Lungegårdsvannet
Store Lungegårdsvann (literally "large lung farm's water", but actually named after the estate of a Danish nobleman, Vicens Lunge) is a bay connected to Puddefjorden (one of the branches of Byfjorden, or "the City Fjord", that creates the pennisula of Nordnes). It used to connect directly to Lille Lungegårdsvannet (also called Smålungeren by the locals), the small pond near Festplassen in the city centre, but it was partially filled in in the 1950's. These days the two bodies of water are still connected, but now it is via an underground channel. This, along with some handy bridges, makes strolling around Storelungegårdsvann easy. As the route around Storelugegårdsvannet is basically flat, this option is really a walk, not a hike. Storelungegårdsvannet is also a good choice for a running route in the city. You can read more about Store Lungegårdsvannet here.
- It is very easy to get to from the city centre, especially Bystasjonen (the bus station).
- If you need to use public transit to get into the city centre, You can search for the best transit options on the Skyss Travel Planner. Bystasjonen and Florida, among other stops, are great options for places to start walking. You can read more about Bergen transport in our transportation guide.
- Here is one option for a route starting and ending at Bystasjonen, 5.1 km.
- Here's another route option that includes Nygårdsparken and Store Lungegårdsvannet, 4.5 km. This site, UT.no, is only available in Norwegian so copy and paste text into a translator if necessary.
- Check out the interactive map at UT.no 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 routes.
- If you are interested in running, you can take a look at running routes for Lungegårdsvannet here. Or take a look at this site for more running options.