Bergenshalvøyen (lit. "the Bergen peninsula") is a peninsula in the county of Hordaland, Norway. It is delimited by the fjords of Samnangerfjorden, Bjørnafjorden, Fusafjorden, Raunefjorden, Salhusfjorden, Sørfjorden and Korsfjorden, and connected to the rest of mainland Norway by a narrow (6.5 km broad) strip of land between Trengereid and Årland. The municipalities of Bergen (465 km2), Os (140 km2) and parts of Samnanger are located on the peninsula. The highest point on Bergenshalvøyen is Gullfjellet, at 987 metres above sea level.
The primary mountain region within Bergen kommune is Gullfjellet, with Gullfjellstoppen as the highest peak (987m). A number of lower peaks are found on - or connects logically to the Gullfjellet massif. Another significant mountain plateau, Ulriken - Vidden - Rundemanen, is found just east of the city of Bergen - Norway's 2nd largest city. Sveningen is another massif south of Gullfjellet, bordering to Samnanger and Os kommuner. Additionally, a number of smaller mountains and forest hills are scattered around within the Bergen kommune boundaries. All of the mountains are found on the Bergen peninsula, as defined by west of hwy 7
All of the mountains are highly accessible to the public, seen in light of road access, trail systems and low difficulty. Both Gullfjellet and the Ulriken - Vidden - Rundemanen massif by Bergen are popular in all seasons. The Ulriken - Vidden - Rundemanen massif also offer easy access through gondola and funicular. The leveled plateau between Rundemanen and Ulriken is excellent for skiing in winter, providing the snow stays.
Those who seek behind the public trails will also find interesting routes on the massifs mentioned above. You will even find good scrambling opportunities very near Bergen through the ridges on Søre Midtfjell and on the north side of Ulriken.
Bergen Peninsula has many roads, including many highways. Today there are only highways to Åsane, Loddefjord from the city center, in addition to a short strip of Fjøsanger to Lagunen. It is therefore planned to Nordhordland motorway bridge, the very north of the Bergen peninsula and to Osøyro very south of the Bergen Peninsula, in addition to the highway to Bergen Airport, Flesland, Arna and Sotra. There are rail connections in Ulriken to Arna from the city center and on to Oslo. It has also previously been a railway line from Nesttun and Os, called Nesttun-Os Railway. Bergen Airport, Flesland, located southwest of the peninsula has air connections to other airports in Norway as well as Europe and Asia. This airport serves as main airport for nearly 600 000 people and had 5 million passengers in 2008.
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