Store Lungegårdsvannet is the end of the Puddefjorden which curls round behind the city centre of Bergen and nestles at the foot of Mount Fløyen and Mount Ulriken. After I had finished taking some shots around Nygårdsparken the other day it was only a short walk to the beginning of the walk around this area starting from the ‘Florida‘ stop on the Bybanen (Light Rail System).
From here you walk under the Nygårdsbroen which carries a major motorway over the water towards Danmarksplass and then carry on past the new Main Fire Station and on towards the railway which runs along the foot of the mountains. This whole part of the walk can be taken on landscaped footpaths which hide the railway to a large extent and which were filled with autumn trees beside the water.
Coming along to the end of this footpath beside the railway you come to a small marina and some boathouses where you leave the waterside path for a short time before the walk resumes through a more industrial area which is in contrast to the earlier part of the walk. You then cross the Møllendals River before coming up to the main road through an area of industry and offices from where you can return via the main road to Florida.
A more pleasant route back into the city centre than the second half of this walk is to take the Kalfarveien route which is what I did that day but more of that in the next post. In the meantime, enjoy some of the views around Store Lungegårdsvannet…