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. 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.
Mount Ulrikren 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 Ulriken 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.
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.
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.