Mount Floyen Skansen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Funicular fun

A popular way to get a great view of Bergen is to take this funicular railway to the top of Mount Floyen.

There are a couple of stops on the way up and people got on and off, so I think some of the folks who live in the houses up the side of the mountain must use it as a sort of commuter service to get into the city.

However, it's mainly for tourists, and the trains were busy with travellers who were stopping off in Bergen briefly on cruises up the Norwegian coast. They could all look down from the top to see their luxurious ships in the harbour.

There's a cafe as well as a nice playground at the top for kids and some walking trails you can use to take a slower journey back down.

Funicular fun