• (Foto: Silje Sveum)

    (Foto: Silje Sveum)

  • (Foto: Silje Sveum)

    (Foto: Silje Sveum)


Written by: Student Bergen


Løvstakken is close to the city, with a magnificent view of the sea, the city and the other mountains surrounding Bergen.

About Løvstakken

At 477 meters, Løvstakken is the highest of the western city mountains. At the top you will find what is probably the most elaborate cairn in Bergen. Løvstakken was also the favorite mountain of the famous composer Edvard Grieg. UT indicates hiking Løvstakken is ~2.1 km (that appears to be the distance for one-way). More information about Løvstakken can be found here including information about starting from multiple trail heads, with time and difficulty estimates from each. 

How to get there

Løvstakken is easy to reach by foot or transit from the city center.

The hike

Please practice 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

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