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Photo stop at Gåsvær
The postal boat will drop you off at an island called Gåsvær. Here, you will have 30 minutes to explore the colorful houses and breathtaking shoreline.
These big rocks raise up from the water in a unique and beautiful manner. Though centuries they have been an important navigation mark for boats and ships passing through.
The express boat journeys through Alverstraumen, a narrow strait with strong tidal currents. The tidal whirlpools have both fascinated and challenged the people who had to pass them on the important trading route in and out of Bergen.
Keep a lookout for the local wildlife that can be spotted in these parts of the coastline. Search the sky for sea eagles and falcons hunting for their next prey. Sunbathing seals can sometimes also be found on the shores.
Bulandet consists of about 300 islands and islets, with people living on 15 of them. Nordsjøporten road (The Gateway of the North Sea) beautifully links several of the islands by bridges. The name Bulandet originates from the norwegian word for boathouse
The 9 square-km (3.5 sq mi) island located immediately east of the Bulandet island group. Værlandet has a population of approximately 200 residents. The island connects to Værlandet through 6 bridges (Nordsjøporten).
Stjernsund Postal Boat
There's no better way to explore the narrow waters on the western coastline of Norway than on the postal boat. Listen to stories about the tiny communities living in the area, all told by the experienced captain. He's a fantastic local guide!
Important on this trip
Bring a windproof jacket in case of wind and cool temperatures on the sea. Bring layers of clothes to adjust between sitting, walking and perhaps biking.
No meals are included in the ticket. Food and drinks can be purchased on the express boat, or at the local café at Bulandet island. On your way to Bulandet you can also purchase freshly made svele (pancake) and coffee at Gåsvær.
By bike you can get from Bulandet to Askvoll where you will continue by boat towards Bergen.
Rent a bike at the Joker Bulandet (local grocery store located at the pier).
Booking +47 - 57 73 21 44
The bike rental is not included in the price of this tour, and costs approx. NOK 100 that you pay upon pickup at Joker.
Please be aware that some places on this trip don’t accept card payments. We advise you to bring som cash to be safe.
The meeting point is at Strandkaiterminalen in Bergen. Please meet 15 minutes before departure.