Ulriken643 – Why You Cant Miss The Views On Mount Ulriken In Bergen

Ulriken643 - Why You Cant Miss The Views On Mount Ulriken In Bergen

 

A couple of weeks ago I shared a post on our exploration of Bergen, Norway or the city between seven mountains as its often referred. Today I am sharing our ride up on the Ulriken643 cable car to check out the Norway Fjords. With seven mountains surrounding the city means there is plenty of adventure waiting to be had. The mountain group includes Mount Ulriken (the highest),  Fløyen, Løvstakken and Damsgårdsfjellet, Lyderhorn, Sandviksfjellet, Blåmanen, Rundemanen, and Askøyfjellet.

As we had spent two days hiking and exploring the Trolltunga hike trail, an Ulriken hike was going to be out of the question as our legs still felt like jelly from the 22km hike. On clear days the views offer a stunning panorama over city, fjords and mountains so were not going to pass on the chance to experience it. It was a clear day when we set off, making it a perfect time to head up the mountain. We took the cable and when you arrive at the summit, you are presented with magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area – the sea, the islands, fjords and mountains in all there glory.

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Mount Ulrikren643 Cable Car

 

When you visit Bergen you have to option of taking in the views from Mount Floyen via the Floibanen Funicular, or from Mount Ulriken, considering Ulriken is the highest of the mountains we opted to take in the city from there. The journey from the city center is about 10 mins by tram and fairly straightforward. There is also a double-decker tour bus that leaves from the Fish Market in the center of town that comes to Ulriken. We took the tram, the tram stops about a 5-minute uphill walk to the cable cars station up to the summit of Ulriken mountain. Thankfully you don’t have to climb mount Uliriken – unless you want to, there is a cable car speeds from bottom to top in just seven minutes.

 

Mount Ulriken643 Cable Car Price:

  • One-way: Adults 110 | Children 70
  • Return: Adults 170 | Children 100 | Families  460
  • Seasoncard: 1140 | Seasoncard for families 2280

Check out Mount Ulriken site for more details.

 

Ulriken643 - Why You Cant Miss The Views On Mount Ulriken In Bergen

Ulriken643 - Why You Cant Miss The Views On Mount Ulriken In Bergen

Ulriken643 - Why You Cant Miss The Views On Mount Ulriken In Bergen

 

Things To Do On Mount Ulriken

 

Ulriken cablecar -Enjoy a spectacular ride with our cablecar in the breathtaking scenery. Welcome to highland nature, mountain hikes, local food and lots of family fun.

Ulriken 643 Skyskraperen Restaurant – Sky:Skraperen is the restaurant on the summit of Mount Ulriken is Bergen’s highest dining place, with a spectacular view. There is both a café and restaurant It is a must when visiting Bergen. There “mountain menu” offers traditional local food and pastries through day and in the evening the restaurant transforms into a fine dining restaurant with an “Ulriken by night” menu based on local ingredient presented in a series of different servings. We had a late lunch in the restaurant, it is definitely worth a stop.

Hiking – Norwegians are fairly active and most walk up and down the mountain during the weekend as part of the city’s active sports groups. You will also find people that bring their bikes on the mountain. You will also find people the come with paragliding gear. On this occasion we enjoyed a fairly chilled out walk in breathtaking scenery at Bergen’s highest mountain.  There are several footpaths at the top for short and long walks, suitable for all ages and conditions.

Zipline on Mount Ulriken –  Opened in summer 2016, this is the fastest zipline in Norway offering scenic views and an adrenaline rush. This adventure takes place on Mt Ulriken (643 meters), the highest of Bergen’s mountains.  The zipline is 300 meters long and starts under the terrace in front of the restaurant on Mt Ulriken, and glides 300 meters in the direction of Mt Fløyen.

Bergen and Mount Ulriken Tour –  Ulriken Express is a spectacular mountain tour by double-decker bus and cable car. Tours start 30 meters from the Fish Market. The trip takes roughly 2 hours.

 

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Ulriken643 - Why You Cant Miss The Views On Mount Ulriken In Bergen

 

Ulriken643 - Why You Cant Miss The Views On Mount Ulriken In Bergen

Ulriken643 - Why You Cant Miss The Views On Mount Ulriken In Bergen

Ulriken643 - Why You Cant Miss The Views On Mount Ulriken In Bergen

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14 Comments

  1. Sarah - ulriken cable car
    April 14, 2018 / 12:11 am

    I went up to Mt Floyen when I visited Bergen but now I want to go back to see ulriken mountain views! Not into the hiking so I would definitely be on the ulriken cable car Awesome post and pics!

    • Bianca
      Author
      April 19, 2018 / 5:04 am

      You definitely should! I would love to return to hike the mountain next time.

  2. April 14, 2018 / 11:33 am

    Amazing views! I love these photographs. Would love to chill with a glass of wine and those views from Ulrike restaurant. Do you know if there is an ulriken restaurant menu available online?
    Thanks for sharing this guide.
    Debs @ tiger-mint.com

    • Bianca
      Author
      October 9, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      Yep the views from ulriken restaurant are just a treat! The food even better. mount ulriken restaurant is just as much a must-experience as the tourist sights in Bergen are. As far as the menu for ulriken restaurant, check via the link I provided above.

  3. April 14, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    You had me at cable car and Ulriken zipline… And is that parasailing I saw??!!

    Gorgeous views with amazing photography.

    • Bianca
      Author
      April 19, 2018 / 5:03 am

      Haha, yep definitely worth checking out when you visit Norway.

    • Bianca
      Author
      April 23, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Haha, Yes it is! Yep both Ulriken zipline and parasailing are on my list for next time.

  4. Julliet - ulriken 643 skyskraperen
    September 27, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    LOL. Like seriously, I’m not sure I’ve seen the sea, the islands, fjords and mountains in all their glory during all my visits to the place. But a lunch out in Skraperen, the restaurant on the summit of Mount Ulriken which is Bergen’s highest dining place just changed a lot and I always see myself watching the scene for a while and lost in nature.

  5. Shannon ulriken643 bergen
    September 29, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    Holy moly! Those views from Mount Ulriken! Your photos are amazing, but I really hope I can get there some day to witness these views myself. I’ll be sure to pack a lunch so I can have a little lunch on those picnic tables too 😛

    • Bianca
      Author
      October 9, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Hi Shannon, there is a restaurant and cafe at the top of Mount Ulriken but you do have that option to bring your own food as many do. Also getting there from central Bergen isnt hard. there is an option of a bus from Bergen to Ulrike but we took the tram that stops a few meters from the cable car station.

  6. Danny Scott - mount ulriken cable car
    October 2, 2018 / 11:52 am

    Regardless of the height, the view from a Mount is always amazing. Your photographs from Mout Ulriken tells the whole story. It really looks like a place to visit. Adding Norway and mount ulriken cable car firmly on the bucketlist.

    • Bianca
      Author
      October 9, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      Yep, I would happily revisit Bergen again for those views alone. It was definitely a treat to visit even better is seeing the views revealed slowly as you head closer and closer to the summit on the mount ulriken cable car.

  7. Joyce Wesley - mt ulriken views
    October 2, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    Fantastic photography … I love the view but am really scared of heights so not sure how I would fare on the ulriken cable car. well, I will overcome one day and visit mount ulriken whenever I come around.

    • Bianca
      Author
      October 9, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      The views are just stunning even as you go up in the ulriken cable car. If your fear of heights wont let you get on that, then maybe the other option would be to do to the ulriken hike. It takes a little bit longer but the views are just so beautiful from the top. Visiting ulriken mountain in bergen norway was definitely a highlight of our trip.

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