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Catch the boat to Lysøen

Experience the beautiful "Ole Bull" island


Where Lysøen

Price 175/0 NOK

Ole Bull's fairytale villa is still closed for rehabilitation, but the island is open!

At Lysøen, adults and children can enjoy a sunny day together in beautiful surroundings with a touch of history.

We have transport by boat from Tuesday to Sunday.

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Take the trip to Lysøen this summer!

Sun, sea and ice cream?

On Lysøen, adults and children can enjoy a fine weather day together in beautiful surroundings with a historical buzz.

The villa that houses Ole Bull's museum is closed, but can of course be viewed from the outside.

The shuttle boat Ole Bull takes you to Lysøen in just a few minutes from Buena port in Os.

It costs 175 NOK for a round trip for adults (Free for children and Kode members).

There is a toilet on the boat.

Important: Remember that grilling or using fire on Lysøen is not allowed!

The villa that houses the Ole Bull Museum is closed, but can of course be viewed from the outside.

Ole Bull boat

Foto: Dag Fosse / Kode

Ole Bull boat

En person drikker en kaffe mens det står to brusbokser på bordet foran

Foto: Dag Fosse / Kode

Røde hus langs en sti, og et skilt som peker til venstre med skriften kiosken er åpen

Foto: Dag Fosse / Kode

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175,- round trip (free for children under 18)

How to get to the boat

Option 1:

Take the Bybanen to Lagunen. Transfer to bus 62, which goes to Buena kai, Lysekloster.

Option 2:

Take bus 600 from Bergen city center to Os/Tøsdalskiftet. Transfer to bus 601, which goes to Buena kai, Lysekloster.

Note: There are no bus services on Sundays.

Option 3: By car

From Bergen city centre: Follow highway E16 and E39 southwards. Follow the signs (RV 533 and 580) towards Fana. Drive past Fana church and over mountain Fanafjell. Follow the signs to Buena pier and Lysøen.

From Os city centre: Follow highway E39 towards Bergen, drive past the Amfi Shopping centre, turn off E39 at the roundabout by the UnoX petrol station—the first exit road, sign Strøno. At the next roundabout, keep to the right and follow Ulvenveien road (160) towards the camp Ulven Leir, turn right (161) towards Sørstraumen—sign Lysøen, 6 km.

Boat Schedule

June 1 - September 15:

Buena (Tuesday - Friday): 1st departure at 12:00 - last departure at 16:00

Lysøen (Tuesday - Friday): last return at 17:30

Buena (Saturday - Sunday): 1st departure at 11:00 - last departure at 15:00

Lysøen (Saturday - Sunday): last return at 16:30

The boat runs back and forth continuously

Note: No boat on mondays

Lysøen has many beautiful trails you can walk along, and there are several swimming spots on the island.

Note: There are adders on the island. Be especially careful if you walk off the path.

Here are some hiking suggestions:

Around Heimavatnet: 1.4 km An easy walk on a good path. Past the villa and back via Liaveien.

The Observation Tower: 1.8 km A round trip past the villa and back via Tårnveien. The path to the observation tower is marked with white signs along the way.

Around Lysevågen: 2.8 km A walk around Lysøen on paths and varied terrain. In some places, there are stairs. You can take a detour to the Grotto and to Furulunden. These are marked with signs.

The trails on Lysøen are covered with white shell sand.

You can swim right by the quay where the boat arrives and in Apalviken.

If you come by your own boat, we have three guest docks/pontoons available for your use. They are located near Gamletunet and are marked with "guest dock" signs.

If you have any questions about the guest docks, you can call the island supervisor at 90 82 17 39.

En seilbåt ligger inne i en vik. Det er sol.

Foto: Dag Fosse / Kode

In Lysevågen, you can anchor your leisure boat. This is also the only place on the island where overnight stays are permitted!

En båt ligger fortøyet inne i en vik. Det er sol.

Foto: Dag Fosse / Kode

Et kart over Lysøen

Kart over Lysøen (Statens kartverk)

Map over the island