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Visit the Coastal Museum, the maritime area in Ovågen and the oil technology facilities at Kollsnes, for an exciting journey through the history of Øygarden’s resources.
The earliest recorded mention of Glesvær dates from 1664. At this time, a merchant from Bergen named Henrich Wessel had a trade monopoly at Glesvær....
During a storm, Golta is both fascinating and terrifying. As you watch the ocean spray shoot several hundred meters towards the road, the sea and sky a...
In the furthest reaches of northern Øygarden is Hernar. The island is home to about 15 inhabitants, and is a favourite destination for holiday-makers....
The Gestapo’s revenge. On 30 April 1942, the tiny coastal community of Telavåg was deleted from the map when the Germans discovered the role the village people played in the illicit trafficking of men across the North Sea. This, coupled with the killing of a Norwegian agent and two German officers, triggered the Telavåg tragedy, one of Europe’s worst war catastrophes.
The Museum, set in a beautiful maritime area, traces the lives of Øygarden’s coastal inhabitants from the ice age until the present day. The main exhibition, "Sea, Earth, Wind and Fire" examines the use of resources in a typical coastal community over the past 10 000 years.
The open-air Old Bergen Museum is a reconstructed small town consisting of around 50 wooden houses and buildings dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Herdla Museum is located on Askøy, approx. 45 km from Bergen. Exhibitions about how the moraine island of Herdla was formed, the German World War II air base including a wreck of a German Gul-16 fighter plane, and about the unique local bird life.
Bergen Kunsthall is one of Norway’s premier arenas for contemporary art. Variety of exhibitions from international and Norwegian artists.
Wool has always been used in Norway and at Hillesvåg Wool Économusée, visitors are invited to watch the production from beginning to end. Some of the machinery is more than a hundred years old, in some cases older than the factory itself.