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Fjord Norway Bergen

The classic Bergen ‘Vidden’ hike from Mt Ulriken to Mt Fløyen

  • Strandkaien 3, Bergen
  • +47 90984316
  •  /  km From You
Overview

Join us on this legendary walk across the 'Vidden' plateau. A guide from Norway Mountain Guides will join you on the hike.

We do the walk that is loved by all local mountain enthusiasts. The walk is from Mt Ulriken to Mt Fløyen. Starting from Mt Ulriken makes for an easier walk, and you get great views of Bergen and the Byfjord. Mt Ulriken is the highest mountain in Bergen at 643 metres, and our destination is Mt Fløyen, which is 300 metres.

The guide takes you safely over the mountains, and brings a comprehensive first-aid kit. On the way, you will learn about Bergen and Norway, and, not least, about Norwegian outdoor pursuits. If children come along on the walk, we will tell them stories about the trolls who live in the mountains.

Practical information:
Time: Approx. 4-6 hours with breaks
Level: Medium/ experienced, blue category
Km: 13 (if you take the cable car up/funicular down)
Terrain: Relatively easy to walk
Elevation: 643 metres – 300 metres.
Starts at: Mt Ulriken, 605 metres. Ends at Mt Fløyen, 300 metres

This walk can be done all year, but don’t forget that the weather changes quickly. Proper clothes and shoes are important. The walk takes you up to an elevation hundreds of metres above the city centre, where it is normally quite a lot colder than in the centre. We don’t follow a road, but a trail the whole way. The terrain is undulating, but it is not heavy-going. There are some steep sections, but no exposed parts. The path can be wet and muddy. When we arrive at our destination, Mt Fløyen, you can walk or take the Fløibanen funicular back down to the city centre.

13 kilometres is a good distance, so you need to be in OK shape to do the walk. If you’re in doubt, get in touch with us.

This walk is a must to be able to call yourself a ‘Bergenser’ or Bergen patriot. We guarantee you a lovely and safe walk in good company and, not least, high spirits!

Rendezvous point: At the top of Mt Ulriken (by the upper station) outside the shop at 10.00 sharp. Look for a guide from Norway Mountain Guides.

How do you get to the top of Mt Ulriken?
A special ‘Ulriksbussen’ bus runs from Bergen city centre to Mt Ulriken, from 1 May to 30 September. The bus departs from ‘Lidohjørnet’ beside Torgalmenningen, just across from the Tourist Information. The bus trip takes around 15 minutes, and departs on the hour every hour from 9.00 to 18.00. You therefore need to take the bus that leaves at 9.00. Outside the season, see skyss.no for buses from the city centre to Haukeland hospital, and follow the signposts to Ulriksbanen. Approx. 5-minute walk.

Language:
English and Norwegian. German is understood.

To book:
The walk can be booked on Norway Mountain Guide’s website until 21.00 the evening before.

Includes:
A local mountain guide with long experience of the mountains in Western Norway.

Does not include:
The Ulriken cable car, and if applicable, the Fløibanen funicular from Mt Fløyen down to the city centre (can walk down).

Age:
Recommended minimum age of 10. Suitable for fit and active families.

Weather:
Yes, it does rain a lot in Bergen, but the weather is generally very changeable, and the light from the sea and the shifting cloud cover can be very fascinating. No one has ever complained about the weather, although it has been wet and windy on some walks.

Recommended equipment:
Sturdy shoes, windproof jacket and trousers, sunglasses, camera and plenty of food and drink. We also recommend bringing a change of clothes, a light hat and gloves and trekking poles. You can fill your water bottle on Mt Ulriken.

If you think this walk is too long or arduous, we recommend the ‘Do As the Locals’ two-hour walk from the city centre on the local ‘Tippetue’ trail to Mt Fløyen. Other walks available on request: Trolltunga, Bergen Alpine and Coast Adventure.


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Opening hours

Apr 1, 2018 – Oct 30, 2018
Tue Thu 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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Price

Description Price*
Adults (from 16 years) 900.00 Tickets
Children (10-17 years old) 700.00 Tickets
Senior citizens 750.00 Tickets
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) 2,500.00 Tickets
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