Store Lungegårdsvannet

Photo: Store Lungegårdsvannet from above. Stand Hiestand

Store Lungegårdsvannet

Written by: Student Bergen

Photo: Store Lungegårdsvannet from above. Stand Hiestand

A pleasant and flat trip around a lake. 

About Store Lungegårdsvannet

Store Lungegårdsvann (literally "large lung farm's water", but actually named after the estate of a Danish nobleman, Vicens Lunge) is a bay connected to Puddefjorden (one of the branches of Byfjorden, or "the City Fjord", that creates the pennisula of Nordnes). It used to connect directly to Lille Lungegårdsvannet (also called Smålungeren by the locals), the small pond near Festplassen in the city centre, but it was partially filled in in the 1950's. These days the two bodies of water are still connected, but now it is via an underground channel. This, along with some handy bridges, makes strolling around Storelungegårdsvann easy. As the route around Storelugegårdsvannet is basically flat, this option is really a walk, not a hike. Storelungegårdsvannet is also a good choice for a running route in the city. You can read more about Store Lungegårdsvannet here

Getting there

Very easy to get to from the city centre, especially Bystajsonen (the bus station). 

  • If you need to use public transit to get into the city centre, You can search for the best transit options for you on the Skyss Travel Planner. Bystasjonen and Florida, among other stops, are great options for places to start walking.  

The route

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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