Are you looking for an exciting hiking adventure, scurrying over mountainous rocks, and scaling deep cracks? Have months of revision left you aching for an energetic paintball war or longing to soak up some nature? Klyva offers wild adventures in nature’s very own playground, perfect for anyone in need of a bit of fresh air and outdoor living.
The Tales from the West tours can be experienced around Sotra and Øygarden, which are situated close to Bergen. The tours can be booked throughout the year and your guide will take you on a vibrant, narrative journey that will give you a new and interesting perspective on the westland’s coastal culture.
A bus tour to Sotra / Øygarden is quite an experience in itself. On the way you’ll get to see our unique, beautiful and diverse coastal landscape. Modern travel is so simple, yet only a generation ago these islands were only accessible by boat. The bus tour takes you over bridges that span the islands, over beautiful streams and narrow straits. The road winds around cliffs, through heathland and passed lakes, colossal rocks and wetlands. With an experienced local bus driver, you’ll be sure of an interesting travel adventure, spiced up with fascinating local tales and history.
On a small island near Bergen is one of the finest seafood restaurants in Norway. The food is so fresh, and so tasty, gourmets come from far and wide to experience its delights. You may well dine with distinguished food critics one day, and perhaps Maradona or Neil Young the next.
Have you ever visited a floating fish farm? We promise a fascinating experience for anyone interested in Norway’s famous seafood. Imagine the sea boiling as 100,000 feisty trout fight over breakfast!
Visit the Coastal Museum, the maritime area in Ovågen and the oil technology facilities at Kollsnes, for an exciting journey through the history of Øygarden’s resources.
The Museum, set in a beautiful maritime area, traces the lives of Øygarden’s coastal inhabitants from the ice age until the present day. The main exhibition, "Sea, Earth, Wind and Fire" examines the use of resources in a typical coastal community over the past 10 000 years.
Journey back in time to the age of the sailing ship, and experience first-hand how the oceans were traversed with the power of wind. The Loyal at Sotra is the oldest Galleon in the world that is still sailed. If you want to escape the roar of the motor and the stresses of modern life, dangle your legs from the hatch, let the wind to fill the sails and listen to the gentle murmur of the hull as it ploughs through the ocean.
The Gestapo’s revenge. On 30 April 1942, the tiny coastal community of Telavåg was deleted from the map when the Germans discovered the role the village people played in the illicit trafficking of men across the North Sea. This, coupled with the killing of a Norwegian agent and two German officers, triggered the Telavåg tragedy, one of Europe’s worst war catastrophes.
Experience the Sea Eagle Safari, which takes you through the archipelago to the open sea. With luck you will encounter northern Europe’s largest bird of prey, the magnificent Sea Eagle.
Festung Norwegen. In 1942, Hitler gave the order to build the Atlantic Wall, a 2.685km, continuous coastal defence that stretched from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Pyrenees in the south. It was built to defend German-occupied Europe against invasion from the British.
Lauvøy is beautifully situated to the west of Askøy, on the first island after Ramsøy Bridge. It will be a fantastic holiday centre with large sea cabins, boat moorings and a place for swimming and sunbathing. Guests can enjoy Lauvøy’s sandy beach, large quay, lagoon, dining facilities, and of course its great function and meeting rooms.
The building from where the café trades today was built in 1925. Enjoy a good cup of coffee in this characteristic cafe and soak up its historic atmosphere, while battling out a game of chess, back-gammon or ludo.
The distinctive sound of a nine-iron resonating through the archipelago. The ball glowing white against the blue horizon, before it disappears behind rocky ridge. Breathe the fresh sea air on the fairway, surrounded by fields of heather. Playing golf in this rugged, coastal countryside is such a wonderful experience, you’re sure to return time and time again. The short distance from Bergen means you can easily be a lawyer before lunch and golf player in the afternoon. Welcome to Kobbeltveit Golf and Nature park.