Right now we are nr .1 in Bergen, an we work hard every day to keep it this way.
We had an absolutely fantastic day. Definitely the highlight of our stay in Bergen and Easter holiday generally. The scenery on the walk was beautiful. After a mild winter and recent warm weather they knew exactly where to go to get some snow and the most out of your trip. Frank our guide was knowledgeable and great with kids. It was a nice treat to have some traditional food at the top. We had a lovely day thank you Frank!
“Birgit lead us on a fantastic hike thru the forest trails above Bergen. It was easy and very enjoyable. I nice break from crowded tourist stops. Wonderful views. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
Val TPortland, United States”
We did the camping trip in Askoy with Frank. It was fantastic. The island was beautiful and Frank was the perfect guide – he went the extra mile at every step. We had some rain, but Frank adjusted the trip to make it as fun as possible. He was great to talk to, and we learnt a lot from him. It was easily the highlight of our trip to Norway.
Date of experience: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
A great trip as part of our weekend stay in Bergen. Neither of us had done snowshoe hiking previously but Tobias was a great guide who made sure it wasn’t too difficult or the pace too quick. The hot chocolate and waffles with brown cheese was a great extra when we reached the top. Was definitely a highlight of our weekend – thanks Tobias and Norway Mountain Guides!
Frank, Henrik and Anna gave us a wonderfull insight in the culture and nature of the area around Bergen. They were real authentic people always looking for the safety and harmony of the group. Knew a lot about the area and real experienced hiking mountaineers. Despite of the weather we had a great time. A wonderfull and amazing time voor 4 days and really everything was taking care of. Frank Henrik and Anna are above all Ver Nice and Kind people, not claiming the stage and have some really good and human touch stories. Also the side programm with the very special top food experience and speeches and the visita in the bars of Bergen was very good organised. Also for a big group we had after 1,5 year lockdown of bar and pubs in Bergen because of Covid. We had the time, Frank had the clock. We will never forget this once in a lifetime experience. Our team will remember this event voor the next decade. I recommend Franks team to everybody. Together Everyone Achieved More with them. Thanks Frank! We won’t forget you.
Roger Engelberts ceo Imagro
Date of experience: October 2021
Lovely afternoon with Frank
My 17 year old daughter and I enjoyed our 3.5 hour hike with Frank from Norway Mountain Guides. We enjoyed seeing the local landscape even in the rain. It felt like a day with a friend of the family. He even packed snacks for us! I would highly recommend any tour with Frank. He’s an accomplished hiker and a genuinely good person.
We had a beautiful day on the mountains. Frank our guide made the accommodations needed and we enjoyed the route very much. Frank is very experienced in hiking.He also shared with us much information about Norway and Norwegian people. Wish he had more hikes in different lengths and degrees of difficulty, but all in all it was an unforgettable adventure!
My mother and I had a lovely time with our guide Frank! We had prepared ourselves for a rainy day, but we lucked out with gorgeous weather. All throughout our hike Frank pointed out Bergen landmarks, described Norwegian culture, and guided us up and over the beautiful peaks overlooking the city. This was absolutely a highlight of our time in Bergen!
I travelled to Bergen this summer and I booked the Bergen Classic tour. I was a bit nervous, but Frank was the kindest! From the moment we met he made sure everybody was comfortable and ready to hike. Soon in the hike it was clear that the experience level of the different people in our group was divided. He told us about Norwegian history, customs, nature and answered all of our questions. He helped when we needed it, and he made sure everybody was fine and happy. It was a beautiful day!
Although they are based in Bergen, they can actually do customized hikes in places not very far from Bergen.
The hiking route was spectacular with all the picturesque views you can think of. We had a great day out!
Hiking is really a must-do thing in Norway and ours was an amazing experience thanks to Birgitte! Highly recommended.
We couldn’t have asked for a more friendly and able guide than Frank. He was able to take us as at a pace that suited us and showed us the beautiful views of Bergen from the island of Askoy. He was super friendly and knowledgeable and made the trip enjoyable for us . Thanks Frank!
The trip showed us beautiful views of Bergen with a short boat trip which is recommendable to really see the Bryggen area clearly.
I booked this tour on a whim. I always hike independently and would never think to hire a guide, but I was inspired by these reviews to try it. I am so glad that I did!
This was such a wonderful day. The terrain was beautiful and the views were amazing, and the hours and miles passed so quickly.
I would encourage anyone to hike Bergen with Norway Mountain Guides, even if you are a very experienced hiker. Frank’s stories about Norway history and culture made this so much more than just a hike. I can climb a mountain or hike a beautiful forest any time
Be sure to wear hiking or running shoes and bring several layers. The temperature fluctuated quite a bit through out the day, sometimes very quickly.
You won’t regret doing a hiking tour with Frank and his guides. Yes, you can hike Bergen on your own and have a lovely time, but you should also take the opportunity to hike with a local person and learn all about Bergen and Norway while also enjoying the natural beauty.”
Booked on Viator, looked like an experience worth doing .. we were not disappointed.
The tour was awesome and saw three of the seven mountains of on our trek that Frank changed due to the weather conditions ..
Together with Christine who was also on the trek we went to places with few people and was able to really enjoy untouched Bergen ..
I can’t recommend this enough .. frank was the best guide !! “
Awesome hike through mountains near Bergen! Frank was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Norway!! Would recommend to all Bergen newcomers! “
Took the cable car up Ulriken, hiked the 13km trail in about 4.5 hours, enjoyed a beer at Floyen, and took the funicular down. The views during the entire hike were AMAZING. I would highly recommend hiking Ulriken–>Floyen as it’s much more downhill.
“Lauren MPewaukee, Wisconsin”
Daniel – our guide – led us all through the mountain Floyen, with breathtaking views, tasty snacks (the guide thought of it in advance and treated us) and all sorts of conversational topics. He introduced some interesting facts, historic events and folk stories.
The tour was called ‘On top of Bergen’. Highly recommended! “
I hiked up Mt Floyen in Bergen with Frank Barmen of Norway Mountain Guides and 3 other hikers on a chilly, foggy, drizzly day. The hike was wonderful, despite the bad weather, because Frank was our guide. Frank knows so much about Bergen and Norway and he shares his knowledge in an interesting and engaging way. I highly recommend hiking with Frank in the mountains around Bergen – I hope you find better weather than we had but you’ll still have a great time even if the weather isn’t so great! “
“Paula G.Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”
My family and I did a hike this morning with Frank and it was a truly breathtaking experience. I would recommend it to all adventurous travellers who love a good hike with beautiful sceneries throughout! “
I booked the Vidden hike but on the morning of Mount Ulriken was socked in with fog. Our guide Frank adjusted the route and we instead hiked up to Mount Floyen and throughout the back country. Although the day never cleared for us to enjoy any views, it was still a lovely hike with mossy green woods, lakes and wildflowers. Frank was a terrific guide and as a Bergen native had lots of stories and insights into Norwegian life and culture. Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate you will have a great time with Norway Mountain guides!
I had high expectations for our day hike and they were blown out of the water.
Our guide Frank was absolutely incredible- beyond nice, knowledgeable, and hospitable. Frank picked us up right in the center of Bergen and drove us out of the city to hike the beautiful Mt. Hananipa with views of Osterfjord and Sørfjord. The hike was perfectly catered to our physical abilities.
If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-path hiking experience beloved by the locals, you MUST book with Norwegian Mountain Guides. Would give more than five stars if I could! Perfect for everyone and worth every penny. Thanks Frank!
We had an excellent day with Frank out in wild Norway ski touring. We encountered all sorts of weather but the scenery was fantastic. Frank was a wonderful guide. Very conscious on safety and excellent teacher passing on his expertise and knowledge of the local area. He gives you all the right information and guidance so eventually you can explore the area yourself. His enthusiam and passion is contagious. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”
This is probably one of the best tours I’ve done and I’d recommend it to absolutely anyone else looking to do some hiking around Bergen, any time of year.
Frank (the amazing guide) was very knowledgeable and experienced as a guide. Even at the start when we had fog closed in, he knew the route exactly. When the sky cleared we got to see some breathtaking panoramas of the mountains and lakes around Bergen. Ended up with plenty of amazing photos.
Top recommendation for this hike! “
My son, husband and I went for a snow shoe hike at Gullbotn. None of us had ever used snow shoes before and had an awesome day with Frank. He’s was very good instructing us all and very attentive to us, we stopped a few times in the way up so we could enjoy the views and Frank would talk to us about Norwegian culture, lifestyle, flora and fauna. We stopped at a beautiful spot on the top of snow covered mountain that overlooked the Fjords. The view was absolutely amazing. This is a definite must for anyone that would like to enjoy a day outside and enjoy the Bergen scenery, I would recommend this for anyone as Frank adapts the tour to suit the clientele.”
We did a great snowshoe hike thanks to Franck. He has been very attentive, kind and respectful and he has a lot of knowledge about his country and his culture. This experience marked our journey. It was a great pleasure to share this moment of conviviality!”
Rose LToulouse, France1115″.
Frank brought the six of us to a very nice spot for Hiking over one of the Bergen area Fjord. The communication was perfect beforehand to prepare the Hike, Frank wanted to make sure that everybody could achieve the hike, and kept looking at the weather forecast.
Throughout the hike we have learned a lot about Norwegian culture by talking with Frank.
Highly recommended for anyone staying in Bergen willing to discover the specific norvegian landscape.”
I had a fabulous hiking experience with Frank Barmen. Very lucky me to be guided by so experienced guide!
I travel alone and decided on one hiking for my trip. After my first hiking session in Bergen with Frank, I just immediately change my other day schedule to do another hiking before leaving Bergen!
During the hike, I get to know not only a lot of knowledge on mountains, fjord and hiking, I also learn a lot about Norwegian, Bergen, etc etc etc. “