Fløyen – Brushytten – Rundemanen – Blåmanen – Brushytten – Fløyen
Duration: ca 3,5 hours – Distance: 7 km (4,3 miles) – Grade: Intermediate
This walk will take you to one of the best viewpoints from Mount Fløyen and is highly worthwhile, no matter the season.
From the information board at the top of the funicular, follow the track to Brushytten cabin. At the cabin, take the left-hand trail towards Rundemanen. Turn left over the bridge over the first lake you meet and continue approx. 100 metres then turn right past the remains of a Second World War battery. Continue on the track until it starts downhill towards Hyttelien, where you take the path on the right-hand side of the track. This path follows the ridge east of Tindevann lake.
On the far bank of the lake, cross the dam then continue on the lower side of the dam. Follow the track/path down Blåmansveien towards Brushytten cabin again.
On the way down, we highly recommend a detour to one of the most magnificent viewpoints in this area. Once you reach a road, look for a sign on the left marked ”Kobbeltvedt”. Follow this path and the red waymarks through spruce forest for around five minutes before arriving at a new viewpoint. This provides views of Svartediket lake and south Bergen.
After this detour, take the same path back to Blåmansveien, turn left and continue towards Brushytten then back to Fløyen. Sooner or later, you will realise what most walkers have under-stood before you: It may at times be an effort to get up and out, but once you’ve done it, you seldom want the walk to end.