Activity Holidays: Races in Bergen 2019 – From Beginners to the Very Fittest Runners

Polar M400 Activity Tracker
Polar M400 Activity Tracker

Upcoming Races in Bergen

1Bergen City Marathon

Join this popular annual marathon in the center of Bergen, choose between half-marathon and full marathon.

Bergen City Marathon will be arranged on Saturday 27th of April, 2019.

2Race Mount Lovstakken Up Bergen

The race Mount Lovstakken Opp will be arranged in Bergen on Saturday 11th of May, 2019.

Approx. 15 minutes bus ride from the center of Bergen.

3Race Funicular Fløybanen Up Bergen

The funicular race Fløibanen Up will be arranged on Wednesday 22nd of May, 2019.

Is this the Norway’s steepest uphill race? The race run along the rails to the funicular in Bergen.

This very tough race is starting in the center of Bergen.

4Race Mount Ulriken Up Bergen

Norway Bergen - Mount Ulriken cable car
Norway Bergen – Mount Ulriken cable car

Mount Ulriken Up will be arranged on Saturday May 25th, 2019.

Ulriken is Bergen’s highest mountain. Close to the center of Bergen, approximately 15 minutes by bus to the race starting point.

5Run the 7 Mountain Trail in Bergen?

Norway Bergen - 7-Mountain Hike in Bergen
Norway Bergen – 7-Mountain Hike in Bergen

The popular annual 7-mountain hike in Bergen will be arranged on May 26, 2019. Here you can run large parts of the trail, but be aware that most other participants go hiking at this trail. There may also be some queues up and down Mount Ulriken as this is where the 4-mountain trail starts with families and hikers.

Norway Bergen - Races in Bergen
Norway Bergen – Races in Bergen

6Race Bergen Mountain Marathon

The race Bergen Fjellmaraton will be arranged on June 6th, 2019.

The race is 21 kilometers

The race is sold out by April 2nd, 2019 and closed for new signups.

Bergen Fjellmaraton is between the site Montana, via Mount Ulriken, Vidden trail, Mount Rundemanen, Mount Floyen and down to the Skansemyren sports arena where the finish line is (above the center of Bergen).

7Race Gullfjellet Up Bergen

Gullfjellet Up will be arranged at Saturday 22nd of June 2019.

Mount Gullfjellet is popular both in winter on skis and in summer by foot. The mountain top is 987 meters above sea level. The race Gullfjellet Up starts at 310 meters above sea level.

It is both a beginner class with no timing and a competition class, these run in two different trails.

Gullfjellet is located approx. 28 kilometers from Bergen and takes approx. 40 minutes drive by car. Nearest accommodation is Lone Camping.

Fun facts: Gullfjellet has its name after the strong winds there.

8Race Mount Floyen Up Bergen

Fløyen Up will be arranged at Saturday August 17th, 2019.

This uphill race starts in Bergen city center and turns upwards to the top of Mount Floyen.

Popular and quite tough race.

9Obstacles Race Troll Hunter Test Bergen

The annual Troll Hunter Test will this year be held in Bergen on Saturday September 14th, 2019.

This a tough terrain race with obstacles on Mount Floyen, a short distance from the center.

10Race NightRun Bergen

The race will be held on Tuesday November 5th 2019.

NightRun Bergen is a 8.6 km long terrain race with both start and finish on Mount Floyen.

Headlamp is absolutely necessary as it is otherwise completely dark in this area.