Right, I don't do cable cars. I hate them. They really do freak me out. However, my Mrs loves them and she talked me into going up Ulriken on the cable car (the things we do for love). The journey takes about 5 minutes up the mountain. This 5 minutes was spent gripping the sides of the car and looking directly at the floor. Meanwhile my Mrs was laughing her head off at her "big Jessie" (I am a big chap) and happily taking snaps of the view and the mard.
The relief I felt when my Mrs peeled my fingers off the rails and we got out the car was bordering on ecstasy. I was back on terra firma and when I opened my eyes the sight was as good as it gets. A full panoramic vista of the town and the surrounding area. Extraordinary beauty. It was well worth the trip up the mountain. I do believe that you get a better view of the town itself from the fliobanen as it is closer, but for an overall view then nothing beats Ulriken. Once on Ulriken you can do a good few walks over the mountains. We were gutted we didn't have our walking boots (Hiking mountains in a pair of Gazelles isn't wise) with us because we would definitely have gone for the walk. And for me it would have meant not going back down the hill in the cable car. Again, like everything in Bergen, it isn't cheap. We got a package of the round trip on the bus from the fish market and entry up the hill for £49 for the pair of us. Overall though, an epic experience and an absolute must if you are ever in Bergen
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