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Fjord Norway Bergen

Enchanted by Ole Bull – a roundtrip to Lysøen with mini concert

  • Lysøen, Os
  • +47 56309077
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Guided tour to Ole Bull's villa Lysøen with mini concert and tour of the villa. Including transport from the Tourist Information. Sundays in July and August.

Ole Bull is referred to as the archetype of the Norwegian adventurer.  As a world famous violin virtuoso, he was one of the international “pop-stars” of the 19th century, and in many ways defined the Norwegian and the re-born Norwegian kingdom. His home at Lysøen, or his “little Alhambra,” as he called it, with the exotic ornamentals both exteriorly and inside the high ceiling of the music hall, is the high point of Norwegian historicism. The sizeable island boasts kilometres of white trails and romantic hideouts. Lysøen not only offers fantastic architecture and unexpected natural wonders, but also has a café, swimming spots and marked trails. Be prepared to be carried away into the fascinating fairytale world of Ole Bull.

Departure by bus to Ole Bull’s home Lysøen from Bergen city centre included concert, Sundays in July and August. A guide from the museum will accompany the bus.

Departure by bus to Lysøen from Bergen city centre included a short recital with violin and piano in Ole Bull’s villa.
The bus departs from the Tourist Information in Bergen city centre every Sunday in July at 10.45. The bus drives south out of the city, and we pass Gamlehaugen (the Royal Residence in Bergen) and crosses Fanafjell, before we park the bus at Buena Quay. From Buena we take a five minutes ferry ride over to Lysøen. Our guide will provide you with relevant information on our way.

Before the recital we have a guided tour of Ole Bull’s fascinating villa with an English speaking guide. The concert starts at 13:00 and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. After the recital there will be time to explore the island together with our guide, or simply relax in the traditional cafeteria.
The return ferry departs from Lysøen at 14.50, and at 15:00 the bus drives back to the city centre, where we arrive approximately 15:45.

Outside the Tourist Information in Bergen at 10.45.

Tickets can be bought online here at visitBergen.com or at the Tourist Information in Bergen.

Online booking:
Your e mail confirmation is your ticket and must be presented when boarding the bus. Small children sitting on your lap, does not need their own ticket. You can also order food from the cafe at Lysøen when booking your tickets online.

Online booking with the Bergen Card:
If you have a Bergen Card, you get a discount on an adult ticket. Choose the required number of adults and add the discount. One discount per Bergen Card. A valid Bergen Card must be shown on entry. No refund in case of cancellation.

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Opening hours

Jul 7, 2019 – Aug 31, 2019
Sun 10:45 AM–3:45 PM
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Description Price*
Children under 16 years 150.00 Tickets
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