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Lysoen and Ole Bull's Villa

Bergen, Norway
+47 56 30 90 77
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“summer house” (2 reviews)
“boat trip” (2 reviews)
Bergen, Norway
+47 56 30 90 77
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

The boat to the island leaves every hour on the hour (first trip at 11:00), the return trip leaving at the half-hour. Boat trip is 60 NOK and price for a guided tour of the house is also 60 NOK. You can also take your...More

1  Thank ajg-rdmn
Reviewed 1 February 2016

If you visit Bergen at summer, you must pay the home of the famous musician Ole Bull a visit. It's a historical home with distinctive and great interiour design. The tour to Lysoen takes about 1 hour. On top of Ole Bulls house and musical...More

1  Thank TranFamilyNorway
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Even though it is about 25km south of Bergen getting to Lysoen is quite easy even without a car. Take the tram to the end stop at Lagunen where you connect with Bus 62 to Buena. All free with the Bergen card. Just check the...More

5  Thank CCJ1958
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Grand star and violin virtous of the 19th century, Ole Bull, built a summer house at Lysøen island about 45 min drive from Bergen. Ole Bull him self is a fairytale himself and the guided trip gives you an interesting insight into his personality...More

1  Thank Holymaccaroni
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We, a family of 4 with two children (4 and 2) had a lovely half day, accompanied by beautiful sunshine, on the island. Def. check the ferry times online in advance to help planning. We left our car on the car park directly where the...More

2  Thank KatrininLondon1973
Reviewed 20 July 2015

If you are planning to go Grieg Museum you better go there first. Bull is the guy who "found" Grieg and helped him to start studies. For Norwegians he is even more important than Grieg, and his house on his privat Island makes impression.

2  Thank bns_lukasz
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The house is gorgeous, and the guides working there have lots of knowledge to explain about Ole Bulls life, so it was fantastic to listen to their explanations. That guide is included in the ticket and starts at 15 past of ever hour during he...More

2  Thank essy2015
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Violinist Ole Bull was a major 'pop' star of his day. His female fans loved him so much they were prepared to pay good money for a bottle of his bath water! The house he had built on Lysoen Island is like a wedding cake....More

3  Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We took light rail to appropriate stop but would have had a 2 hour plus wait to get the connecting bus. Check schedule which now sounds obvious but tourist information never mentioned it!

2  Thank lbisrq
Reviewed 10 January 2015

This remarkable property is approached by water. The visitor just needs to turn up and you pay the boatman. (He was a little grumpy, we were expecting that but he means well.) The design of the house is like something out of the Arabian Nights...More

1  Thank 979sallym
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