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    A Day Trip to the South of Bergen and Sotra Island

    A Day Trip to the South of Bergen and Sotra Island
    Starts from

    Bergen

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    11

    Duration

    14 hours

    Length

    121 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Bergen

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    14 hours

    Length

    121 mi

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    Julia Del Olmo

    Julia Del Olmo

    Travel Expert

    • Feel the peaceful life of Norway in Sotra island.
    • Learn about the history of Bergen in Fjel Fortress.
    • Enjoy the magical views of the Fjellasata peak.
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    Enjoy a wonderful trip to discover more about the history of Bergen and Norway you will visit a fortress and the remains of an old abbey. Drive around Sotra Island, a magic island where peace is the key word and where you will do a picnic. You will also enjoy a couple of small hikes to some peaks from where you will have remarkable views. A complete journey to enjoy the surroundings of Bergen.
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    Enjoy a wonderful trip to discover more about the history of Bergen and Norway you will visit a fortress and the remains of an old abbey. Drive around Sotra Island, a magic island where peace is the key word and where you will do a picnic. You will also enjoy a couple of small hikes to some peaks from where you will have remarkable views. A complete journey to enjoy the surroundings of Bergen.
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    Julia Del Olmo

    Julia Del Olmo

    Travel Expert

    • Feel the peaceful life of Norway in Sotra island.
    • Learn about the history of Bergen in Fjel Fortress.
    • Enjoy the magical views of the Fjellasata peak.
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    Day Itinerary

    11 Activities
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    Day 1

    121 mi

    Discovering Sotra Island: Norwegian Peaceful Life

    Today you are going to drive around Sotra Island, nearby Bergen, this island still is a pristine paradise, with a traditional way of life, peaceful and in touch with the nature. You will take the ferry and cross to the south area of Bergen, with some interesting remains such Lyse Abbey and gorgeous viewpoints.
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    9:00 AM

    Bergen

    Let's start this journey!
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    1.5 mi
    10 min
    REMA 1000 Gyldenpris
    9:15 AM30 min

    REMA 1000 Gyldenpris

    Supermarket
    Open Details
    Today you are going to have lunch doing a picnic, so now it is time to buy some food and drinks.
    Sundays: Closed
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    16 mi
    40 min
    Fjellasåta
    10:30 AM30 min

    Fjellasåta

    Landmark
    Open Details
    This small peak has some unique and wonderful views of the Sotra island. It is an easy walk, it is only 100 high, but it will show you the coastline of this area, and it is a perfect scenario before your next stop.
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    0.9 mi
    5 min
    Fjell Fortress
    11:45 AM1 hr

    Fjell Fortress

    Museum
    Open Details
    This fortress was the main defense of Bergen during the Second World War. The exhibition is inside the military complex, here you can enjoy the history about how was built the fortress, the history of the battleship Gneisenau and the story about the prisoners of war kept here.
    Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00 From 1 of April to 31 of October
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    30.4 mi
    1 hr
    Gløvro fjellsprekk
    1:45 PM1 hr

    Gløvro fjellsprekk

    Landmark
    Open Details
    It is time to do your picnic! And this is the best place to do it, with wonderful views to the sea. From the parking you can walk a bit to the forest, and then you will find the crack, that you can cross. Next to the crack there is a picnic area.
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    37 mi
    1 hr 10 min
    4:00 PM30 min

    Klokkarvik ferjekai

    Open Details
    Take the ferry to cross the island. It is always a wonderful experience itself.
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    7.1 mi
    50 min
    University gardens of the University Museum Bergen
    5:30 PM45 min

    University gardens of the University Museum Bergen

    Landmark
    Open Details
    These gardens are perfect for a lovely walk. Full of flowers, trees, even a lake, that will delight you. You have three botanical gardens to choose! In the Arboretum, where is located the lake, you will have the chance to admire Rhododendron. Here is also the Blondehuset garden, a traditional house where you can see plants grown in western Norway before 1900.
    Open Hours: Winter season—1st September to 31st May Monday – Sunday: 6:30 – 18:00 Summer season—1st June to 31st Agost Monday – Sunday: 6:30 – 20:00
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    7.7 mi
    25 min
    Fanafjell
    6:45 PM30 min

    Fanafjell

    Landmark
    Open Details
    From here you will have a privilege view of, almost, all the places you visit today. You can see Sotra island, the mountains of Bergen, the sea, the towns surrounding. It is an easy walk and a wonderful perspective of all the area. Gorgeous.
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    4.6 mi
    15 min
    Lyse Abbey
    7:45 PM30 min

    Lyse Abbey

    Landmark
    Open Details
    These are the remains of a Cistercian Monastery from the 12th century. There is not much left, just a corner of the old cloister is in good conditions, but the ruins, with the nature around, make this place so special and beautiful.
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    14.3 mi
    25 min
    Kronstad Pizzeria AS & Broaster Chicken
    8:45 PM1 hr

    Kronstad Pizzeria AS & Broaster Chicken

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    Pizzas, pastas, and kebabs are waiting for dinner tonight. As it is a bit late, it will be nice to relax in this restaurant, very popular between locals.
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    1.9 mi
    10 min
    10:45 PM

    Bergen

    It is time to go back to Bergen, this journey is finish!
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