Trips

Island hopping to Bulandet from Bergen

Island hopping in the mouth of the fjord
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Just after sunset over Bulandet in Western Norway

Overview

Join the mail boat and visit small island gems
  • Season
    18. June - 24. Aug.
  • Departure point
    Bergen Strandkaiterminalen
  • Duration
    12,5 hours

Delivering the mail – and you as well! Join this excursion to visit an archipelago with narrow sounds, traditional fishing villages, small settlements and islets and skerries in a unique coastal landscape.

The 'Stjernsund' mail boat is important to the people who live on the islands. Besides school pupils, ordinary passengers (and mail of course), the boat is also used for transporting sheep. The boat calls at the quay where the mail is delivered or where passengers embark and disembark, meaning that you get to experience islands such as Lågøy, Litle Færøy, Ytrøygrend and Indrøy. The final stop on the route is the fishing village of Gåsvær in the far west and home to 14 permanent residents who make their living from fishing, operating passenger boats, agriculture and tourism.  

The excursion also takes you across the open ocean to the island group of Bulandet in Askvoll, Norway's westernmost inhabited community. Here, you will have time here for excursions on your own. Take the hiking trail up to the viewpoint of Halsøyhågen for a view across the many islands.

From Bulandet, the excursion continues by bus to Værlandet, where you can take the ferry over to Askvoll and then the express boat back to Bergen.

Prices and departures

Prices

From Bergen




Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply on trips where purchasing on site is available.

Departures

From Bergen


Monday to Friday from Strandkaiterminalen at 08:00



Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Local wildlife

    The islands in the west of Sogn og Fjordane are home to a rich variety of animal and bird life. Look out for porpoises, otters, seals, peregrine falcons, herons and sea eagles. 

    A peregrine falcon coming in for landing.

Practical information

More about the excursion, tips and advice

The excursion starts from Strandkaiterminalen in Bergen. The first stage of the excursion is by express boat to Krakhella in Solund, Sogn og Fjordane. The excursion then continues by bus to Hardbakke, where the 'Stjernsund' mail boat takes you through the islands of Midtre Solund. From Bulandet, the excursion continues by bus to Værlandet, before then making a ferry crossing to Askvoll. The express boat goes from Askvoll to Bergen.

There are several overnight accommodation options along the way if you decide to do the excursion over several days. 

As always: Dress for the weather (which can change quickly on the coast!). If possible, take a waterproof and windproof coat.