• (Foto: Silje Sveum)

    (Foto: Silje Sveum)

  • (Foto: Silje Sveum)

    (Foto: Silje Sveum)


Written by: Student Bergen


Ulriken is the highest of the seven mountains at 643 meters. It boasts a beatiful view over the Bergen peninsula.

About Ulriken

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. Take a look here for some more information and helpful maps related to hiking Ulriken.

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: 

From Montana: 

The Hike

  • If you plan to start behind Haukeland, you may wish to use this route, 1.9 km. This hike is rather steep and challenging. From Ulriksbanen cable car ~40-70 minutes.
  • If you plan to start at Montana, you may wish to use this Montana - Skiveien - Ulriken route, 3.5 km.  
  • You can also explore other routes on UT.no's interactive map, zoom in on Bergen and deselect all options except "fotturer" in order to limit results to hiking). Depending on the trail you chose, the estimate time used 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, one can hike from Ulriken by Rundemanen to Fløyen (or the other direction). Read more about Vidden here.
  • Nubben - Mountain lake Walking down from Ulriken, you can follow the trail known as Korketrekkeren southward. When you reach the ski road /light trail, continue following this road south for a few hundred meters more to Nubben, a popular swimming lake in the summer.

Please practice 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. For more information about hikes in the Bergen area, you may also wish to explore the Hiking around Bergen, Norway Facebook page

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