Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Norway  /  Western Norway  /  Hordaland  /  Bergen  /  Nature  /  Lille Lungegaardsvannet
Lille Lungegaardsvannet, Bergen
(4.2/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
Lille Lungegårdsvannet or Smålungeren is a small 5acre lake in the centre of the city of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway. The octagonal lake is a natural lake that was historically connected to the nearby Store Lungegårdsvannet bay via a short strait, but the strait was filled in in 1926. Today the lake is located in a park, in the city centre. There is a large decorative fountain located in the central part of the lake.HistoryHistorically, the lake was much larger than it is now. As the city grew, Lille Lungegårdsvannet slowly but steadily shrank to its present size by adding fill to the sides of the lake to reclaim land. The sides were straightened and it was artificially made into an octagon shape. It finally reached its present shape during the mid-20th century. Historically, there was a short strait that ran between this lake and the nearby Store Lungegårdsvannet bay. As this lake was reduced in size, the strait was also changed. In 1926, the strait between this lake and Store Lungegårdsvannet was removed and replaced by an underground culvert system. Because of this underground connection, it is possible to see fluctuations in the height of the lake due to the tide.Media gallery
Put Lille Lungegaardsvannet into our Bergen itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Source
Create a full Bergen itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bergen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bergen by other users

23 days in Norway BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Norway BY A USER FROM INDONESIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Norway BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Western Norway BY A USER FROM CHINA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Norway, Iceland & Greenland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Bergen BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Norway BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Norway BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 36 days in Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Stockholm, Copenhagen & Bergen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The Lake is one of the favourite places for residents and visitors. Trees, benches, lawn-it is very nice to walk around and admire the views.
    View original
  • This Park is located from Bergen station near the city of Bergen. Large park with ponds in the Middle, had become a place for people to relax. Bergen Art Museum in the West part of the Park. After touring the Bergen Art Museum I would say when you want to break, and went close to going to the Park.
    View original
  • It should they have, bergenserne, to make it nice. You reach the bus station and to further inland, it's nice to stroll round this pond.
    View original