Ulriken is the highest of the seven mountains at 643 meters. It boasts a beautiful view over the Bergen peninsula.
Ulriken is a landmark in Bergen. It is famous for its cable car and the characteristic television transmitter tower at its summit. On the top of the mountain, you will find a small store and a restaurant, as well as panoramic views over the city and the surrounding areas. Ulriken offers many different hiking opportunities, some more challenging than others.
How to get there
You can search for the best public transit options for you on the Skyss Travel Planner. Below are some options for traveling from the city centre depending on where you plan to start the hike.
From Haukeland University Hospital:
- Walking from the city center to Haukeland will take approximately 45 minutes.
- An alternative is to take public transport to Haukeland University Hospital. From there you can follow the signs towards Ulriksbanen cable car. The trail follows the path of the cable car at first.
- If you feel a bit lazy, you can always take the cable car to the top and skip the first part.
- Walking from the city center to Montana will take approximately 60 minutes.
- Bus to Montana. From Montana you follow the trail, and from the trail you can choose different paths to the top (signposted), some steep and some less challenging. Why not try the “Oppstemten”, stairs made by Sherpas from Nepal.
- If you plan to start behind Haukeland, this hike is rather steep and challenging. From Ulriksbanen cable car it takes about 40-70 minutes, depending on your stamina.
- If you plan to start at Montana, you may wish to use this Montana - Skiveien - Ulriken route, 3.5 km.
- Depending on the trail you chose, the estimated time from Montana is 30 - 60 minutes.
Hiking opportunities from Ulriken
Vidden - The Bergen Mountain Plateau
- One of the most known hikes in the City Mountains. You can hike from Ulriken by Rundemanen to Fløyen. This route can also be started from the other direction beginning at Fløyen.
Nubben - Mountain Lake
- Walking down from Ulriken, you can follow the trail known as Korketrekkeren southward. When you reach the trail, continue following this road south for a few hundred meters more to Nubben, a popular swimming lake in the summer.
Please be familiar with safe hiking practices while in Norway. If you are new to hiking, make sure to go with experienced hikers or join an a group that offers experienced tour leaders, such as BSI. Use UT.no’s interactive map for hiking options. deselect all options except fotturer to limit your results.