Providing panoramic views over Bergen and its surroundings, the Ulriksbanen cable car (daily: May–Sept 9am–9pm; Oct–April 9am–5pm – weather/wind permitting; 145kr return; t53 64 36 43, wulriken643.no) whisks passengers up to the top of Mount Ulriken, where there are walks and a café. The cable car’s lower terminal is behind the Haukeland Sykehus (hospital) about 6km east of the centre; to get there by public transport, take city bus #2 or #3 (Mon–Fri every 10–20min, Sat & Sun every 20–30min) from Småstrandgaten.

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