The Småpudden pedestrian bridge
The Småpudden pedestrian bridge that crosses the Damsgårdssundet, and the area around Møhlenpris offers some scenic dock and mountain views. In addition you get sights of Mt Ulriken, Mt Løvstakken and Mt Fløyen in the background.
The area has industrial and maritime history, and is now an up and coming neighbourhood hosting a good mix of recreational areas, cafès, businesses, universities, and residents.
The combination of the old maritime industrial history with the new architecture and modern buildings offers photogenic sights, especially on clear days.
For decades the area was marked by uncharming closed down maritime industry, but has in the recent years had is renaissance with developments of new buildings for residents and businesses, as well as ports for private boats. For many Bergensers it is the perfect area to live: by the sea, in walking distance to the city and the mountains.
The area recently got its own beach, using an old dry doc area to create the perfect city beach at Marineholmen. In addition there are now several bays for private boats.
Heading from central Bergen town towards Småpudden bridge and Møhlenpris you can make sure you pass the Nygårdshøyden and the Nygårdsparken.
The area is characterized by old massive oak trees and pretty architecture from the late 1800s and early 1900s with pretty, colourful buildings and nice patios and gardens.
The area is a great mix of the old architecture and gardens, with modern university buildings. An area well worth having a stroll around.
You might also find one of many street arts on your way.
Stoltzekleiven is a very steep hill leading from Fjellveien up to Mt Sandviksfjellet. If you are an experienced hiker or have good fitness levels this photo spot might be something for you. The steep ascent up Stoltzekleiven to Sandvikspilen offers amazing views with a feeling of good height.
The views over Bergen port and town, and the main fairway for ships entering Bergen are just stunning, and offers a great overview of Bergen town centre and Sandviken.
If you continue a few hundred metres further behind the edge of Stolzekleiven you will get to the Storevatnet lake. On clear days the summit of Mt Ulriken can be seen in the very far distance, with the iconic TV mast on top. It is possible to go swimming in Storevatnet, however there are no wardrobe or toilet facilities in the area.
At the north western end of Fjellveien, accessible from Bergen town centre, you will find an old temple like building named Mon Plaisir, built in 1836.
From Mon Plaisir you will see Bergen from an angle where the old traditional wooden houses’ architecture come to show. The main fairway for ships to Bergen port, and the Askøy island can bee seen in the distance.
You will walk through one of Bergens most affluent and sought after residential areas on your way to Mon Plaisir. When you see the view you understand why.
We hope this blog post inspires you to visit some “off the beaten track” places in stunning Bergen. Stay tuned for more blog posts on more places to visit in Bergen, and sign up for our newsletter to make sure you stay up to date.