Monday, 9 May 2011

Bergen #1 - Ulriken

Although I do miss the nice spring skiing in Tromsø, it is also very nice to be in Bergen, where it is already fully green; there are lots of flowers and it is quite a bit warmer than Tromsø where our garden is still partially covered in snow. The last 3 days it has been particularly warm in Bergen, 20-23 degrees C, so on the weekend I just had to go for a longer walk and decided to head up Ulriken. Lots of people had the same idea and there was a steady flow of people on most of the trails on the mountain. I expect that Fløyen (the closest mountain to the centre of Bergen) probably resembled an ant hill this weekend. But it is good to see that so many people are enjoying themselves with non-motorised activities outside.

Route up Ulriken

Looking towards Ulriken

Spring flowers in the forest

A steady flow of people walking up Ulriken; it is good to see so many people walking rather than taking the cable car

View from the cable car station down towards the centre of Bergen

View to the southwest; I am surprised to see so many huts and ruins all over this mountain

And a different route down a beautiful steep valley, not many people here

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