Mount Ulriken, the Highest Mountain Surrounding Bergen.

This post is dedicated to Mount Ulriken. Hopefully after reading this you will have the eager to visit this beautiful mountain and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the city of Bergen.

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View from Ulriken, Photo by Kenneth Smeby

Did you know that Bergen is surrounded by in total seven mountains and they can all be seen from the city centre, the seven mountains are; Lyderhorn, Damsgårdsfjellet, Løvstakken, Ulriken, Rundemannen, Sandviksfjellet og Fløyfjellet. Mount Ulriken is the highest of the seven mountains with it’s altitude of 643 meters above sea level.

The “National” song of Bergen “Nystemten” is about Ulriken and was written by bishop Johan Nordahl Brun in about 1790. More famous people have also visited Ulriken. One of the first group hikes to Ulriken is said to have been done by a group of people including the famous Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen in around 1853.

 

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Hiking route to Ulriken (Photo by Kenneth Smeby)

There are different hiking routes to get to Ulriken, and for some this is the start of a longer hike across Vidden. If you don’t want to hike up to Ulriken it also has a cable-car, open everyday and you can take it both up and down. I highly recommend you to visit this beautiful mountain with the panoramic view of the city. Once at Ulriken you can also enjoy Norways fastest zip line and there is a cafeteria named Sky:Skraperen if you want to get something to eat or drink.

 

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Ulriken in the winter time, Photo by Kenneth Smeby

In the winter if you are a group of people we are happy to take you snow shoeing at Ulriken. The locals also use Ulriken as the starting point to go skiing across Vidden in the winter time.

Written by; Renate Skar Skulstad, May 2018

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