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Fjord Norway Vestland BJØRNAFJORDEN

Boat to Lysøen Island (Ole Bull's Villa)

  • Lysøen, Bjørnafjorden
  • +47 56309077
  •  /  km From You

Ole Bull's villa on Lysøen is currently closed due to renovations. It is possible to take a boat out to the island during the summer. The island has a beautiful recreation area.

Lysøen is a great hiking area with fantastic nature. There are several maps around the island, where you can easily find a hiking opportunity that suits you.

The new museum shuttle boat Ole Bull runs between Lysøen and Buena Pier. Ole Bull is nothing less than Norway’s first electric museum boat. It has toilet facilities and is wheelchair accessible.

Departures from Buena quay every hour from 11:00-  15:00 (on the hour). Last return from Lysøen to Buena quay at 16:30. (Closed Mondays)

Tickets for the boat can be bought at TicketCo. (Ticket for 2023 will be available during spring)

About the villa (currently closed for renovations):

The beautiful and extraordinary villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin-virtouso Ole Bull (1810-1880) in 1873. 

Ole Bull's charismatic personality and musical excellence had a great influence on the contemporary artists. He spent his summers relaxing on Lysøen, and often invited fellow artists and musicians.

Ole Bull also had created some 13 km of pathways, to provide his guests - and now you - with leisurely strolls through the lovely scenery of Lysøen. He died on the island in 1880. In 1973, his granddaughter Mrs. Sylvea Bull Curtis of Conneticut, donated the villa and all its contents to the society for The Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments.



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  • Adapted for disabled
  • Bergen Card
  • Summer


Description Price*
Adults 50.00 Return
Children under 18 years old Free of charge
* Price from


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