Visit a pearl at the old Bjørnsund fishing village!
Bjørnsund is a small archipelago located between Kristiansund and Molde, on the southern end of a weather-beaten and dangerous coastal stretch called Hustadvika. Here we find two ancient fishing villages, Søre (Southern) and Nordre (Northern) Bjørnsund, and the light house island, Moøya. The islands once played a central role in the coastal fairway and are situated close to rich fishing grounds. In 1930, 616 persons lived on the islands, but modernization of the fishing industry, lack of drinking water and governmental centralisation policies led to the decision to depopulate them in 1971.
Bjørnsund lies exposed to the Norwegian ocean, and enjoys beautiful scenery and offers well-maintained houses, gardens, piers and protected harbours. Today the village dwellings are used as summerhouses. During the spring and autumn, the Fræna municipality runs a camp school on Northern- Bjørnsund, where around 1500 twelve to fourteen year-old pupils stay for a school week to learn about marine biology, local culture and history, as well as how to row and fish (see www.bjornsundleirskole.no ). During the summer vacation and weekends, the rooms at the camp school can be rented for holidays, meetings or parties. It is also possible to rent a rowing boat, crab pots and some fishing equipment.
Bjørnsund Camp School has in all 100 beds. 10 four-bed rooms, and 2 twin rooms, all with toilet and shower. In addition, we have 4 four-room flats (14 beds) with a toilet and shower and a small kitchen in each flat. A communal living room with TV and Wi-Fi is also available.
Our summer café lies at Instebryggja at the pier in Northern Bjørnsund, and serves local food and fantastic cakes, coffee, tea and soft drinks. It is open during summer (01.07-05.08)- all days exept tuesdays.Summer guests who rent rooms can order breakfast at the café (hot buns, bread-spreads, egg, coffee and tea).
Getting to and from Bjørnsund
Bjørnsundruta, a small passenger boat, leaves during the summer season from Bud harbour to Bjørnsund.See the Bjørnsundruta website: http://www.frana.kommune.no/nyheter/aktuelle-saker/bjornsundruta-2015.24966.aspx )