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Ole Bull - Lysøen

Lysøen was the summer residence of Ole Bull, the renowned violin virtuoso who inspired Edvard Grieg and travelled the world playing Norwegian music. In 1873, he transformed a 175-acre island into the fairytale kingdom that it still is today. Lysøen features a museum, a beautiful concert hall, 13 km of seashell hiking trails and a café.

The museum is open from May to end of August, but off-season visits may be arranged upon request. The facilities may also be reserved for private functions.

How to get there from Solstrand:

By car: (approx. 20 minutes)

15 minutes by car and 5 minutes by ferry. The ferry departs every hour from noon to the island and is returning every 30 minutes past the hour until 5.30 pm.

For more information, please visit:
Tel: +47 56 30 90 77

Information for groups visiting Lysøen:

It is possible to visit Lysøen by boat directly from Solstrand. We have a deep-water pier which allows you to be picked up from the garden. Our partners for chartered boats are; 

Aboard Kystopplevelser, www.aboard.no Tel: +47 900 73 313
Vinnes skyssbåtservice, www.vinnes.no, Tel: +47  58 22 25 / 920 66 767
Maritime Tours, www.maritimetours.no, Tel: +47 55 32 55 60

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Express boat

Daily departures from Bergen