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!
Ulriksbanen to mount Ulriken
Mount Ulriken towers over Bergen town with its distant, characteristic 643 meters high profile. However, the mountain top is easily accessible if you let Ulriksbanen cable car line bring you there, some few minutes up. The view is truly spectacular, as is the travel up hill.
From the town centre you can get to the lower station by public bus or Ulriken express bus.
The hike up or down the mountain, takes approximately one hour from the lower cablecar station. This hike is very pleasant, and has several alternative routes. But you should consider your footwear and clothing according to the weather, before starting off.