Mount Ulriken is about 2½ miles southeast of the centre of Bergen. It is a popular destination and can be reached by a rather snazzy-looking bus which leaves regularly from the fish market in the city centre.
The bus drops you off at the base of the mountain, from which a cable car can be caught to the top. Be prepared to queue! If you don’t fancy queueing then you can walk to the top (altitude 1,985 feet to the top cable car station; 2,110 feet to the summit) but in the sweltering heat of the 2014 summer we were not going to do that.
You can see the cable car in this next picture if you divert your gaze away from the absolutely enormous TV tower.
The walk from the cable car station to the summit isn’t too far and is well worth the effort. Here we are, all pointing the way (except for Catherine who is a few degrees off and will never be given permission to trek solo to the South Pole if I have any say in the matter).
There are various treks from the summit, including a horseshoe round to Mount Floyen, from where you can take the funicular back into Bergen. We were saving ourselves at this point so went on a shorter walk. I must give a quick mention to the perfectly in-tact husk of some sort of fly we found up there.
Points in this post (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):
- Bus From Bergen: N 60° 23.673 E 005° 19.415
- Ulriksbanen (Bottom): N 60° 22.437 E 005° 21.820
- Ulriksbanen (top) and TV Tower: N 60° 22.640 E 005° 22.875
- Mount Ulriken Summit: N 60° 22.645 E 005° 23.224
- Date of Walk: 26 July 2014
- Walk total distance covered: 2.14 miles
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