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Island-hopping; Solund - Bulandet

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Island-hopping; Solund - Bulandet

Has anyone done this round trip tour from Bergen? If so, what did you think?

It was recommended to us and want to see if anyone has actually experienced this tour and if so, what you thought.

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May be you want an answer from a"real" tourist and not a local one. But I have experienced the round trip from Bergen. If you want to visit and experience some parts of the western coastline of Norway, it is a great way to do so.

Starting out from Bergen in the morning by the same express boat that takes you to Nordfjord, you follow the express boat northwards sailing thorugh narrow sounds, between small islands where people still live and have their income from small farms and some fishing and where many people from Bergen have their summer homes/cottages..You get off the boat on an island in the community of Solund after having crossed the mouth of the Sognefjord.A short bustrip takes you to the outside of the island and the village of Hardbakke .From there you follow the local postboat as it sails to more remote small places in the community as far west as you can come in that area. A short break at an old fishing hamlet called Gaasvaer where you can buy Norwegian waffels and coffee/tea before the boat sails on north-westwards to Bulandet- a community consisting of many,many small islands where you have about 2 hours to walk around, visit a gallery or the local museum, have a delicious fish soup and admire the view.The bus brings you across the very new bridge to another island Vaerlandet from where you follow the ferry eastwards to Askvoll where you pick up the southbound expressboat to Bergen in the afternoon.

I absolutely recommend the tour that takes you to not too touristy places and do not forget your camera.

Have a nice trip.


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