Mount Ulriken
Mount Ulriken
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  • Johanna L
    Hanko, Finland36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Spectacular views! I walked the stairs up and took the gondola down. It was nice to have a coffee with some great views at the top. If you're planning to take a hike at the top, I'd suggest sturdy hiking shoes!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Piotr K
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome view
    I think it is a must see for Bergen. The view for whole city is awesome. The ticket is quite expensive but for those who cannot beat tousands od stairs to reach the top I think it is worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Tarn77
    Northampton, United Kingdom184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A different view
    A nice way to see a different view of Bergen. The express bus from the city centre is a good option drops you off right at the bottom of the gondola. The team selling tickets are friendly and helpful. Trip up is about 5 minutes for good views (on a clear day!) Nice cafe and restaurant at the top and a variety of walking trails.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 July 2023
  • ankur kandoi
    Siliguri, India1,392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    the views from the top was simply amzing.
    the views from the top was simply amzing. We took the bus from bergen city centre to reach here.. It was quite difficult to locate it as it was 15 to 20mins walking from the bus stop. Once you reach the top, you will not regret and according to me, this was better than the funicular ( in bergen)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Melanie N
    Alabama700 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic views of Bergen and beyond!
    Wow! Mountain Ulriken is Bergen’s highest mountain and the cable car ride only took 5 minutes. We had fantastic views. We had lunch at the cafe and enjoyed watching the sheep from the backside of the platform. We purchased combination tickets which included transportation on the Ulriken Express Bus. You will find a bus parked in front of Norli Bookstore, Strandgaten 1.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Catherine
    Walla Walla, Washington233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun gondola for fantastic view
    Best and easiest way to get up to gondola for us non-hikers is to get the combo ticket for the bus and gondola at the corner up from the visitor center. Pay the fee with a card and off you go. A bit breezy and overcast today, but scenery just lovely.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Jørn S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just fantastic
    Absolutely a must try and see expirience! The Good expirience and The extremely good service starts allready downtown where you take the specific Mount Ulriken shuttlebus. The information and guidance given by the cozy man is absolut in its own league! Then the cablecart tour to the top is fantastic. When you reach the top, please give your self the lamb sausage from the cafe - it is amazing!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • marialacroata
    Zagreb County, Croatia52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it!
    It was an amazing experience. Kind and helpful service starts downtown where you take the express bus to get to the bottom of Urliken mountain. The staff is happy to advise the routes to take climbing on to the mountain or even continuing your hike to Floyen. We loved the nature, springs and sherpa steps. And the views are spectacular. This is a must thing to do in Bergen and i would definitely repeat it if i ever return to this lovely town.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Lev740
    Sacramento, California105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bergen, Norway Mt. Ulriken tour
    Bergen, Norway Mt. Ulriken tour On August 2, 2023 our Azamara Pursuit cruiser stopped in Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. My wife and I took 3 hrs. bus tour offered by Azamara for $159/person. During the drive to Mt Ulriken cable car we were introduced to the history and points of interest. Our guide was not a local person and our driver was very informative during our private conversations with her. Top of the summit gave us an impressive 360-degree views. On the way back to the ship some of the passengers asked to be dropped at the city center, but we came back to the ship and after taking a few hours break we strolled back to the city center located within 10 to 15 min leisurely walk. On the way back to the ship we took a walk through the Bergenhus Fortress, dating back to 16th century. Weather was great and it was another enjoyable day in our 14 nights Norway intensive voyage with Azamara. Good Travels
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Warmhiker
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mt Ulriken - a bit of a trek to get to the steps, but worth it!
    We hike regularly and this was a tough one. We also visited from a cruise ship...maybe too many trips to the buffet, but we needed to rest A LOT! It's a bit of a climb just to get to the Sherpa steps, so be prepared. We took the Bergen Light Rail to Haukeland. To get to the light rail, visit the Visitor's Center for a map - it's within walking distance, about 5 -10mins from pier. Once at the Haukeland stop, exit the building and walk up the steps and follow the road uphill. You'll then see a gravel road to the right, climb up this thing and it winds around a bit. The sherpa steps are about 15-20 mins on this gravel trail, and it's a climb up. Once you get to the steps, ramp up. Those sherpas are amazing and so are the steps :) They're a good 12" each and don't disappoint. We kept seeing signs for emergency equipment but never saw it. Maybe a mirage? lol. The view at the top was worth it. We took the funicular down as it was enough fun for 1 day. Do remember to bring water and wear shoes with grip as it can be slippery after the rain.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 September 2023
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Stanley W
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
If you are a hiker, you could choose to visit Ulriken.
There are different routes to the top, but I prefer the one with the newly done steps. They were done a couple of years ago by sherpas, and it's amazing to look at the construction of these rocks and imagining how they were build. From the top its a spectacular view, and in clear weather it's one of the best places to be in Bergen.

From here you can walk to Fløyen, or just go down again, and have a well deserved meal in the city center.

Note that this is quite an exhausting trip, so you should either have lots of time, or be in good shape.
It takes about an hour in good tempo to the top. Can be done in 45 minutes if you are a fast walker, even up hills, but that's not recommendable. Rather take your time and enjoy the beautiful nature and the views along the way.
Written 5 March 2020
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Melanie N
Alabama700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Wow! Mountain Ulriken is Bergen’s highest mountain and the cable car ride only took 5 minutes. We had fantastic views. We had lunch at the cafe and enjoyed watching the sheep from the backside of the platform. We purchased combination tickets which included transportation on the Ulriken Express Bus. You will find a bus parked in front of Norli Bookstore, Strandgaten 1.
Written 1 August 2023
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Kezza K
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
We went on the cable car not realising that there was no view at all, due to the fog, it looked ok from the bottom of the hill. We requested a refund as we spent less than a minute at the top, as we could not see anything, which was denied.

The tickets are very expensive so make you can see the view, as they will not tell you if the visibly is zero prior to purchasing the tickets. We were very disappointed. I understand they cannot control the weather, however they can more transparent about the visibility, so people can make a decision based on reality of the conditions at the top.
Written 4 July 2022
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arupgargi67
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Mount Ulriken is a mountain in Bergen, Norway. It's one of the city's most iconic landmarks and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. We reached the summit by taking the Ulriken cable car in Jan-2024. Enjoyed the windy snowy weather at the top. There is one good restaurant available at the top. Cable car took NOK395 for a round trip per person
Written 4 February 2024
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Lev740
Sacramento, CA105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Bergen, Norway Mt. Ulriken tour
On August 2, 2023 our Azamara Pursuit cruiser stopped in Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. My wife and I took 3 hrs. bus tour offered by Azamara for $159/person. During the drive to Mt Ulriken cable car we were introduced to the history and points of interest. Our guide was not a local person and our driver was very informative during our private conversations with her.
Top of the summit gave us an impressive 360-degree views.
On the way back to the ship some of the passengers asked to be dropped at the city center, but we came back to the ship and after taking a few hours break we strolled back to the city center located within 10 to 15 min leisurely walk.
On the way back to the ship we took a walk through the Bergenhus Fortress, dating back to 16th century.
Weather was great and it was another enjoyable day in our 14 nights Norway intensive voyage with Azamara.

Good Travels
Written 4 September 2023
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AlanMichaelWard
Cardiff, UK2,111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Being unfamiliar with the area we used a taxi from the funicular lower station over to the cable car.

Buying tickets was easy and views were stunning as our empty gondola died us to the top station which was snowy and icy.

After taking photos we enjoyed a drink in the cafe before going back down.

We couldn’t find a taxi so walked down the road past the hospital to the main road thinking we’d get a bus back into town.

We saw a structure which looked like a public transport station so we cautiously entered and bought tickets before descending three very lengthy escalators to a platform.

I think we were on an AirPort Express tramway but it soon took us back into town. Yet another example of very efficient Norwegian transport systems.
Written 15 February 2024
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Tarn77
Northampton, UK184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
A nice way to see a different view of Bergen. The express bus from the city centre is a good option drops you off right at the bottom of the gondola. The team selling tickets are friendly and helpful.
Trip up is about 5 minutes for good views (on a clear day!)
Nice cafe and restaurant at the top and a variety of walking trails.
Written 29 July 2023
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Philip R
Santa Fe, NM404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We enjoy riding in gondolas and this was no exception. We took the dedicated shuttle bus from city center, the bus was very nice, on time and dropped us at the base of the gondola. Boarding was easy and the ride offered amazing view. At the top there is a cafe and restaurant, we ordered hot chocolates and pasties which were very good. There is a nice restroom at the top as well. 360 views can't be beat!
Written 22 September 2022
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Ruth T
Easton, PA61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This trip up Mount Ulriken was one of the highlights of my trip to Norway! Our tour guide had suggested it and said the view was "magnificent" and he was spot on. I cannot recommend the shuttle company : "ulriken643.no" - more as the young man "SINA" was so friendly and we talked quite a bit after my stay on the mountain. The yellow shuttle bus is located up a block or 2 from the central fish market near the pedestrian mall area.
The views are breathtaking and you will want to spend time up there just to take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains, water and the North Sea ( and some goats on the mountain)!
Highly recommend it and have a Prosecco!
Written 13 September 2022
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Paul_A_Jonsson
Woking, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The cable car ride is fantastic, very smooth and modern, runs at short interludes, with fantastic views in good weather. You can also take the 1333 steps if you feel like it, either way save some energy for the 20 to 30 minute walk from the cable car to the actual summit which is a little higher. The cafe is excellent, there is also a restaurant adjacent to it, nice clean toilets, somewhere to fill up your water bottle etc. At the weekends there is a zip wire, sadly we were not there at the weekend, can't have it all! Like just about everything we did in Bergen, it's all clean, efficient, and the people are very friendly. Recommended!
Written 16 June 2022
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