Let us introduce you to one of Norway's most prominent celebrities of the past - Ole Bull - by taking you to his beautiful villa on the island of Lysøen. The legendary violinist chose probably the most charming place in the area: the skerries south of Bergen, only 15 miles away from the city centre, where this tour starts.
This tour starts at 10:15 in Bergen.
Your private driver will pick you up at either your hotel in Bergen centre or one of the cruise ship terminals, if you are visiting by the sea. After a half an hour drive through the city suburbs and almost pristine rural areas, you will reach the Buena quay. This is the departure point of a small passenger ferry going to the Lysøen island. The tickets for the ferry ride there and back and entrance tickets to the museum are not included in the price of the tour and can be purchased on the spot for 160 NOK (17.5 EUR / 20 USD) pp - only 30 NOK per child. The ferry departs for the island at 11:00, and takes about 8 minutes one-way.
The island itself is very cosy and picturesque. On the Lysøen island you will visit the villa where you will get to know about Ole Bull and his life - on a group excusion with the museum guide, included in the entrance ticket. The villa is quite unique: made of wood and combines 8 different architectural styles. After the excursion in the villa you can sit outside and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea or take a stroll on one of many walking paths which spread out all over the island on your own. Remember to get back to the ferry in time - it leaves at 12:45.
You return with the same ferry to the mainland, where your driver and the car are waiting for you. On the way back to Bergen you wall make a stop at the “Lysekloster” – the ruins of a Cistercian monastery from the 12th century. Duration of the whole tour: approximately 4 hours. Return to Bergen is at approx. 14:15.
Season: 18.05. – 31.08.
Car on this tour is one of our Mercedes minivans. When only 1-3 people are going on this tour, we may use our Tesla Model X. All of our cars have Passenger Transport Licence.