The 3/4/7-Mountains Hike
3-Mountains Hike, 4-Mountains Hike and 7-Mountains Hike: Sunday 22. may 2023
Bergen Trekking Association invites you to take part in The 7-Mountains, 4-Mountains Hike or 3-Mountains Hike. An unforgettable introduction to the Norwegian's love for outdoors recreation and their hiking tradition. If you love walking and hiking and would like to experience Bergen, the fjords and the west coast of Norway, then participating in this trekking adventure might be an experience worthwhile.
The 3/4/7-Mountains Hike is an annual event and has become the biggest hiking event in Norway. Participants from Europe and countries further away are travelling to Bergen in order to participate. Up to 9000 participants take part in this one day organised hike over the 3/4/7- mountain tops of Bergen.
The 7-Mountains Hike starts at Gravdal between 5.30 a.m. and 9.15 a.m. The entire trail is well marked and proceeds up to the first top of Lyderhorn at 396 metres above sea level, then onwards to the top of Damsgårdsfjellet (elevation 350 m), the top of Løvstakken (elevation 477 m), the top of mount Ulriken (elevation at 640 m), the Mount Fløyen (elevation 400 m), the Brushytten kiosk and Rundemannen (elevation 560 m), and the last of the 7-mountains is Sandviksfjellet at 417 meters above sea Level. From here on back towards Fløyen and finishing at Skansemyren sports ground (exceptionally in 2021). See topographic view of the trail. You may spend the whole Sunday to get thorugh the approximately 35 kilometres of the marked trail, which involves a total ascent of 2,400 metres. Yes, it is a test piece of strength and stamina, but also an unforgettable experience you will share with other committed hikers of all ages. Watch the 7-Mountains Hike Movie and get inspired to participate!
The 4-mountains Hike starts at Årstad and you walk over Ulriken, Fløyen, Rundemanen and Sandviksfjellet. The family friendly 3-Mountains Hike starts at Fløyen.
Participants check-in by using their smartphones on all summits. Registrations need to be shown upon arrival in Marken to qualify for the reward.
Who can participate?
You need to be in good physical condition to complete the 7-Mountains Hike. If you keep fit through regular walks and hikes, you should be able to complete the hike without any greater problems, other than stiff legs the day after completion :-) The hike was organised for the first time in 1948. The last few years it has experienced a renaissance with an increasing number of participants. It is the hiking event with the highest number of participants in Norway.
Food and drink
A snack and fruit juice will be served free of charge at Årstad secondary school (Årstad videregående skole). Fruit juice will also be served between Mount Fløyen and Rundemannen. It is essential that you bring enough food and water/drink for an all-day walk. Something warm to drink may also give som energy along the way.
Start and trail description
The 7-Mountains Hike starts at Gravdal (beside Nutec) between 5.00 a.m. and 9 a.m. The whole route is well marked and proceeds up to the top of Lyderhorn at 396 metres above sea Level, then onwards to the top of Damsgårdsfjellet (elevation 350 m), the top of Løvstakken (elevation 477 m), the top of mount Ulriken (elevation at 640 m), the Mount Fløyen (elevation 400 m), the Brushytten kiosk and Rundemannen (elevation 560 m), and the last of the 7-mountains is Sandviksfjellet at 417 meters above sea Level. From her on downwards and back to the Bergen Trekking Association's Headquarter in Marken (Tverrgaten 4 - 6) in the city centre. See topographic view of the trail. Participants' registration card must be punched at all summits and handed in tupon arrival in Marken when finnished. In return you will receive the annual T-shirt to show all your friends what a fit and happy rambler you are!
Buses will depart from Nygaten near Bergen Trekking Associtaion's Headquarters in Tverrgaten 4 - 6 to Gravdal. The buses start running from 04:45 a.m. until 8.30 a.m. The bus ride is free. It is not possible to embark en route.
Abandoning the Hike
It is important to notify the organisers if you are not able to finnish the hike. Tell one of the volunteers and hand in your registration card. The organiser accepts no responsibility for participants who leave the track.
It is advised not to start the ascent of Mount Ulriken after 4 p.m.
The Bergen branch of the amateur radio association Norsk Radio Relæliga has communications stations on all the summits as well as at the finishing point. They are in continuous contact with The Bergen Trekking Association. There are Red Cross personnel stationed several places along the track to attend to the participants safety. A backtroop follows behind the participants to make sure no one isleft behind and all participants get thorugh, or are taken care of. Therefore stay on the marked trail, rather then leaving, if you need assistance.
On completin all participants receive a diploma and a T-Shirt. If you are over 65 years of ages or below 12 years of age, the 3/4-mountains hike counts as a 7-mountains hike towards plaques and statuettes.
After completing the 7-mountain hike you have earned/can buy:
1st time = 7-mountain plaque in bronze
(can be purchased at the finishing point for NOK 200)
7th time = 7-mountain medal in silver
14th time = 7-mountain medal in gold
21st time = Rambler statuette in bronze
28th time = Rambler statuette in silver
35th time = Rambler statuette in gold
If you are entitled to one of the above trophies, ask for the special form when finishing the hike. Hand in the completed form to our secretariat. Your trophy will be presented at the Association's members' meeting in the autumn.
The 4-Mountains Hike
This hike is intended for everyone who finds The 7-Mountains Hike too long. The 4-Mountains Hike starts at Årstad Upper Secondary School at Danmarksplass between 7 and 10 a.m. The route is Mount Ulriken, Mount Fløyen, Rundemannen, Sandviksfjellet, finishing at Skansemyren. On completion all participants receive the annual T-shirt.
The 3-Mountains Hike
this is the most child-friendly version of the hike, starting at the lower station of the Fløien train. You will go from Fløien to Rundeman, Sandviksfjellet and back to Skansemyren. On completion all participants receive the annual T-shirt.
Tverrgaten 4-6 Bergen og Hordaland Turlag opening hours:
Man.- Fri. 10.00-16.00
Tel.: (+47) 55335810
Everyone who completes the hike gets a diploma and a T-shirt to show off their great adventure.