To Be, To Bergen: Some Shakespearian advice to the short stop tourist, on how to create a great day in Bergen!

Bergeners easily interpret Hamlet's famous words "To Be, or Not to Be", according to our local experience: "To Be IN BERGEN, or Not to Be". So, if you are not in Bergen, come here! Bergen is indeed a pleasant place TO BE! We provide some free advice for you, if you arrive here as a cruise tourist, or if you arrive by air or train. Browse our suggestions for free and budget tourist attractions to you: Bergen walking tours, Bergen sights, Bergen attractions, activities in Bergen, hiking in Bergen, finding your way in Bergen. In short: Here is how to create a great day on low budget in Bergen—on your own. Good luck while BEING IN BEAUTIFUL BERGEN!

Ulriken by foot

The hike to the top of Mount Ulriken (643 meters above sea level) is pleasant in nice weather. There are several paths, but the one shown here is the shortest and easiest accessible, although quite steep close to the top. As long as you remember footwear and clothing suitable for light mountain hiking, the path is no challenge for any person in ordinary good shape. Of course you can hike one way, and go by cable car the other. In case you are uncertain, we recommend hiking up-hill, if by chance you you find that you over-estimated your capacity. The escape down-hill is of course easier than up-hill.


Sherpas from Nepal are working on improvements to the path. Now the middle part of the climb is a comfortable walk in stone stairs. Parts of the upper climb has hand rails for support.

From the town centre you can reach the starting point the same way as you would if going by busat the lower Ulriksbanen cable car station by public bus or Ulriken express bus.

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Ulriken by foot

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Ulrikens topp

Ulriksbanen top station
643 meters

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Ulriken cable car lower station

Ulriken cable car lower station
Haukelandsbakken 40
5009 Bergen

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