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Storm Watching Tour to Værlandet and Bulandet

Departure points
24 Jan - 31 Mar
Departure points
Bergen
Duration
2 days
Difficulty
Easy
Departure points
From 2575,- NOK per person
Two people in yellow rain jackets and black rain boots holding hands while they walk in shallow water storm watching in Western Norway.David Zadig

Ready to be captivated by stormy surroundings? Then you should head due west! More specifically to Værlandet and Bulandet – the island kingdom that is home to one of the most westerly communities in Norway.

With the mighty Atlantic Ocean as the nearest neighbour, everything is geared towards living in close proximity to the elements. You’ll stay among both natural and man-made works of art, in an archipelago with as many islands as there are days in the year.

A local guide can show you the places where the waves crash ashore with full force, and vantage points with ringside seats to watch the changing light and the clouds rolling across the sky. You can also enjoy the storm from indoors! Værlandet Havhotell offers panoramic views of sea and sky – everything you need for a spectacular show where the wind takes the leading role.

Even when the wind is howling, this is the perfect place to find peace and tranquillity. Enjoy a meal at one of the local cafés or make something in your room.

Itinerary

Storm-watching trip with 1 night’s accommodation (NOK 2575,-)

Day 1: Travel like the locals on the commuter service from Bergen The route follows the Atlantic coast northwards to Askvoll. From here, you board another ferry to Værlandet. Your host will meet you at the ferry quay and drive you to Værlandet Havhotell, where you can relax and enjoy a hot meal in your room.

Day 2: Breakfast is served in your room. Your local guide will collect you at to set off on your storm-watching trip! You’ll go to the best vantage point to see all you could possibly wish of the weather, learn about life out among these island gems in the west of Norway, and enjoy a light meal at a local café-restaurant. Back at the hotel, you can enjoy a hot drink – and being back inside! – before your host drives you to the ferry quay.

Storm-watching trip with 2 nights’ accommodation (NOK 3855,-)

Day 1: Runs the same as day one on the tour with 1 night's accommadation.

Day 2: The first part of day runs the same as day to on the tour with 1 night's accommadation In the evening, back at the hotel, you can enjoy a hot drink – and just being inside again!

Day 3: Breakfast is served in your room. A day at leisure to explore the islands, go for a walk, hire bikes, or sit back, relax and enjoy the views from the hotel. Your host will drive you to the ferry quay where you will catch the ferry starting your journey back to Bergen.

All tours include

Accomadation

Meals

Transportation

Guided storm watching hike

For more details about the itinerary and departures, please click Here

Map

Sights on the trip

    Practical information

    Facilities on the boat

    You’ll find WCs on the express boat from Bergen

    Clothing and equipment

    The islands may be small, but the wind strengths are considerable and there is a LOT of weather! Bring waterproof and windproof clothing so you can enjoy your storm-watching trip to the full, while staying dry and tolerably warm.

    Food

    Værlandet havhotell does not feature a restaurant, but the tour is arranged with food service. You will get breakfast served in your room and other meals provided along the way. There are facilites like a micro wave, cooking plates, water boiler and kitchen utensils availbale in your room so that you prepare your own meals if you wish.

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