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From the Coastal Museum in Øygarden we’ll take you on a journey around the surrounding bay, where you can experience 10000 years’ of natural and cultural history. From the perspective of the area’s fishermen and farmers, we’ll unravel the area’s rich history, from its geology to its more recent cultural history.
During Viking times, Hernar Island was a central hub for travellers to the western islands of Norway and, during the last few centuries established, itself as an important trading post.
Øygarden, with its 550 islands and reefs, has a beautiful and historic landscape. It’s simple to explore Øygarden with a bus from Bergen and boat from...
The restaurant is beautifully situated on Hellesøy, near Hellesøy Guesthouse and wharf. It enjoys magnificent views of the Hjelte Fjord, Fedjeosen, and on a clear day you can see all the way to Sogne Fjord. The restaurant at Hellesøy is a perfect stop for anyone on a day trip to Hellesøy or Hernar. You can enjoy great food and drink from a diverse menu. On request, we have catering all day and we welcome company, Christmas parties, conferences, lunch, and similar in the restaurant every day except opening hours. Remember: To reserve a table
Øygarden is one of the region’s best places for bird watching. Along the coastline, sightings of more than 236 species of birds have been recorded. In...
Adne House stands as an historic memory of the living conditions of Øygarden’s fishermen and farmers up until the 1900s. At Adne you’ll hear tales of...
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....
Situated 35 minutes drive from Bergen, Kvernepollen is an apartment facility designed to meet all your fishing needs. In addition to your fully equipped apartment you will have your own boat waiting outside your door.
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.
For people living along the coast, general stores play an important role. They make survival easier in isolated communities by fulfilling several basic needs: supplies, socialising, gossip, culture, laughter and a place to wet your whistle. A general store always reflects the character of its whereabouts as well as the personality of its owner. If you want to encounter the life and charm of a coastal community, pop into Hellesøy General Store. The shop’s regulars have their own named coffee cups hanging on the wall, the freezer doubles as a banquet table, and visitors are encouraged to sign a guest book.
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