Hurtigruten - "Die schönste Seereise der Welt"
Hike up on Ulriken, the highest of Bergen's seven mountains. A popular trip for both locals and visitors.
Hiking up Mount Ulriken is one of the most popular tours in Bergen. There are several different routes to the top of Ulriken, here is a couple of the most popular:
Start from Ulriken Cable car:
Take the bus to Haukeland hospital from outside Exhibition shopping center in the city center. Walk across the footbridge and follow the signs to Ulriksbanen. Just behind the cable car is the start point for the track up to the top. It starts with some stairs and continues in the forrest for a short while. The track is marked with signs "Ulriken up". Turn left when you reach the first plateau before the red house. If you keep to the right and go over a small bridge, you come to the parking lot at Montana. (Then follow the route below). Make sure you do not go to the bike path, it is well marked but you need to cross it a couple of times on your way up.
Start at Montana:
Take bus No. 12 from the city center to Montana. Follow the signs to Montana Hostel. Turn right at the hostel. There is also parking free available. Follow the gravel road uphill. At the end of a gravel road you can select multiple paths up to Ulriken. Just behind the bench is one of the most used paths going up. Just behind the bench on the right there is another path up. They are approximately the same length. The right has a steep climb that can be challenging for children.
The walk up is fine for all ages and takes about 1.5 hours. Calculate a bit more if you are walking with children. The walk offers great views all the way. This is a very popular trip for both locals and visitors. It is steep, but you are rewarded with stunning views along the way and of course panoramic views of Bergen and the surroundings from the top.
From the top of Ulriken can take Ulriken Cable Car back if you do not want to walk down. Or you can continue accross Vidden to Mount Fløyen (approximately 5 hours). On top of Ulriken you can find the restaurant Sky:Skraperen.