Amazing boat ride, local food, in total tranquility?
Join this affordable 4 hours excursion with adventures for your body, soul and taste buds! The Heathland Centre is just a 40 minutes boat ride from Bergen city center, and the fjord coast north of Bergen is fantastic. At the Unesco and Europa Nostra awarded island Lygra you will find open landscape, breathtaking views, total tranquility and a complete contrast to the busy city life.
When you arrive at Lygra, a local guide will meet you and follow you to the Heathland Centre. On the way, you will learn about the special cultural history landscape.
In the restaurant you will be served breakfast with wherever possible ingredients from the surrounding farms. The breakfast menu varies by season, but examples are homebaked bread, eggs from local free range chickens, homemade cold cuts and cheese. If you have any special needs or allergens, please tell us, and we fix alternative food.
After the breakfast you can watch a film about the coastal heathland. You can rent a bike or fishing equipment for 100 NOK, or go for a pleasant wander in the beautiful, historic landscape that has received awards from Unesco and Europa Nostra. Easy to follow paths lead you past Viking grave mounds and through a plethora of flora, fauna and biologicial diversity.
The district of North Hordaland is wellknown for sheep and wool, especially the wild sheep and the warm wool from it. At Lygra you can see a lot of these animals. And if you are interested in knitting, we have yarn and other wool producs, and a small knitting exhibition.
Or maybe you just want to relax and enjoy the peaceful silence, soak up the stunning views of the fjord and mountains? If you're lucky, maybe you can watch Sea Eagles before the boat takes you back to Bergen. Welcome to a wonderful value for money trip, guaranteed to be something unique and full of lasting memories.
This boat trip goes with the ordinary Norled departure, and because of this, you have to by the boat ticket online, and breakfast with guiding and film have to be paid directly at Lyngheisenteret (The Heathland Centre) on arrival, NOK 304 (cash, all major credit cards or Vipps)
Price: (including boat, breakfast, guiding and film)
Total price adult NOK 590 (NOK 286 when booking, NOK 304 on arrival)
Total price children u. 16 years NOK 340 (NOK 190 when booking, NOK 150 on arrival)
Total price student / senior NOK 490 (NOK 190 when booking, NOK 300 on arrival)
20. mai - 31. august
Departure from Bergen at 8.00, arrival Lygra 8.40.
Return 10.55, arrival in Bergen 11.50.
Departure from Strandkaiterminalen next to the Tourist Information. Return is at the same place.
Walking distance from the quay to Lyngheisenteret (The Heathland Centre) takes about 10 minutes, and you will be guided along the way.
There are some steps up from the quay which would present a challenge to those using baby buggies or a wheelchair. The path is graveled and can be wet. It is not possible to drive by car
The tour must be booked minimum the day before departure:
When booking online, you only pay for the boat. Breakfast with guiding and film have to be paid directly at arrival at Heathland Centre: (cash, all major credit cards or Vipps)
You will receive a new email from booking@visitBergen.com with boat tickets attached as PDF. That is your valid ticket for the boat and must be shown when boarding. Your order is then 100% confirmed. If you do not receive this email, please contact us on e-mail booking@visitBergen.com as soon as possible. You can print the tickets or show on your mobile device when boarding.
Cancellation must be made minimum 2 days before departure and should be made by email to booking@visitBergen.com. If cancelled, you will receive a full refund less NOK 100 cancellation fee per order.