The hike to the top of Mount Ulriken (643 meters above sea level) is somewhat steep, but very pleasant in nice weather. There are several paths, but the one suggested 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 a 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 find that you over-estimated your capacity, you might just return downhill.
Path improvements by Nepali Sherpas
Sherpas from Nepal are working on improving the path. The middle part and almost up to the top is now a nice walk in Sherpa made stone stairs. If you like, you might still walk the old path, which might be more entertaining for many, with support of hand rails much of the way.
You might also enjoy a hike further on to the mountain plateau Vidden, which during some 4 hours will take you to Fløyen or down the valley Isdalen. In clear weather this is an easy hike. But remember, in fog or bad weather, you are on your own and have to trust your own resources. Stick to the path, to avoid falling off cliffs, which has been fatal to a number of hikers over the years.
From the town centre you can reach the starting point the same way as you would if going by bus to the lower Ulriksbanen cable car station; by public bus or Ulriken express bus.