The small village of Ulvik has about 1000 inhabitants and lies from the end of the Ulvik fjord up to 1800 meters above sea level. It is accessible by air through the Bergen airport (two hours away), then by train, at the highest railway station in Norway (Finse - 1222 meters - on the Bergensbanen route). Although small, Ulvik is still a destination for foreign cruise ships, especially in the summertime. Besides the fjord, the visitor could visit the old church dating since 1858 and decorated by Lars Osa with traditional rose painting. Ulvik is also host of Hjeltnes Gartnarskule, the oldest Norwegian horticultural college; guided tours of the park and rose gardens are available for groups, who can also ask for an overnight stay.