If you’re looking for a unique experience in Norway join us on an island hopping trip from Bergen to Bulandet.
The trip begins by departing Bergen Strandkaiterminal by express boat. The express boat ventures towards Solund, a municipality within the county of Sogn og Fjordane. The express boat will drop you off in a place called Krakhella, where a bus will take you to the quaint village of Hardbakke.
From here, you’re in for a treat! You will board the 'Stjernsund,’ a postal mail boat which services an archipelago. As well as delivering the mail, the boat transports ordinary passengers, school children and even sheep. While on board you can admire the picturesque islands and an abundance of small settlements, islets and skerries. You’ll learn all about the fascinating history and culture of these remote coastal communities and dramatic landscapes.
The postal boat will drop you off at an island called Gåsvær, renowned for its fishing trade. Here, you’ll have 30 minutes to explore and take photographs of the colourful houses and breathtaking shoreline.
You will wave farewell to the postal boat once you’ve arrived at the island of Bulandet. Here you can treat yourself to lunch at the local cafe where a traditional menu is on offer. Or, if you fancy something a bit more active bike rental is available! Once you’ve explored Bulandet it’s time to begin the return journey back to Bergen.
If you’re looking for an experience that will truly immerse you in Norwegian culture the island hopping day trip from Bergen to Bulandet is a must see! Book your place on the postal boat for an unforgettable experience.
Sights on the trip
Stjernsund Postal Boat
There’s no better way to explore the narrow waters and small islands on the western coastline of Norway than on the postal boat. Listen to stories about the multitude of tiny communities living in the area, all told by the knowledgeable captain. He’s a fantastic local guide!
Bulandet is an archipelago located in the sea just off the coast of Western Norway. This group of small islands is connected by 6 bridges and a 5 km road, which means that you can explore it yourself! If you’re feeling hungry, visit the cafe by the harbour. The local chef serves up delicious food, including his popular fish soup. A great way to explore Bulandet is by bike, which you can rent at the local grocery store. Bike to the various viewpoints where you can snap some fantastic photographs. There’s also a museum at Bulandet, which is worth a visit.
A variety of wildlife
As you cruise along the open water keep your eyes and ears open for the local wildlife. Many different species that can be spotted on the coastline. Search the skies for soaring sea eagles that nest on the rocks. Also keep your eyes peeled for otters and porpoise! Seals and falcons may also be sighted.
Facilities on the trip
· Toilets on the express boat from Bergen, Hardbakke and in Bulandet
· Food and drink purchases in Gåsvær and Bulandet
What to wear
It doesn’t matter what time of year you take this trip, it can get chilly on the open water. We suggest that you bring the following:
· Walking shoes
· Waterproof jacket
· A warm layer of clothing
Remember to check the weather beforehand. If you’re lucky enough to experience the trip on a sunny day, bring sunscreen, sun hats and sunglasses with you.
Where to eat
There are places to purchase food and drink in Gåsvær and a cafe to visit in Bulandet. We advise that you bring some food and drink with you as it’s a long day and you’ll need plenty of energy to explore.
Please be aware that some places on this trip don’t accept card payments. Therefore it’s sensible to bring cash with you so that you can enjoy your trip to the full. As with all of our tours, you’ll definitely need to bring your camera!
Here at Go Fjords, we want you to have an enjoyable travel experience which meets your expectations in every way. With this in mind, please read through our general conditions of travel before departure.