Closed down for a long time for extensive repairs, this cable car is slated to reopen in September of 2009. For the grandest view in western Norway, visit Bergen's highest mountaintop, Ulriken, at 642m (2,106 ft.). The attraction lies at Landaas, 5km (3 miles) southeast from the center of Bergen. The Ulriksbanen (tel. 55-20-20-20), the most famous cable car in western Norway, runs up the mountain. A shuttle bus departs for the Ulriksbanen from the Tourist Information Office in Bergen every hour on the hour, daily from 10am to 5pm from May to September. Off-season departures depend on the weather. From the uppermost station of the cable-car station, you can walk for 4 to 5 hours north along a well-trodden track to the top of the Fløibanen funicular railway, with scenic vistas in all directions. This is our favorite walk in the Bergen area.