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The perfect combination of delicious delicacies from the sea and fjord
On the fjord coast just outside Bergen, surrounded by hundreds of islands and a unique coastline, lies two historical delights: Solstrand Hotel & Bad and Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri. In this short break you get to taste the life along the coast - with dishes inspired by the season’s produce.
You start your break at Solstrand Hotel & Bad, a unique piece of architecture built by Christian Michelsen in 1896 and lovingly run by the Schau-Larsen family since 1929. Solstrand Hotel is situated right by the fjord only 30 km south of Bergen and the airport. This unique location right by the Bjørnefjord, an arm of the Hardangerfjord, is as beautiful and serene as it is convenient.
With its magnificent view of the fjord and the mountains, Solstrand Hotel & Spa has fascinated guests from Norway and around the world. Find pure relaxation in the outdoor pool and delight in the birdsong from the hotel gardens, clear sea air and endless views of the fjord and mountains.
In the evening, the kitchen presents a three-course menu based on the season and its offerings. The stillness descends around the table: fresh fish and shellfish from Bjørnafjorden and the sea. Lamb that has grazed along steep mountainsides. Fruit and berries from lush fjord branches. Get a taste of the life along the coast, and awaken to fresh sea air and the sounds of the fjord, elements and birdlife.
The nature surrounding Bekkjarvik is as rough and rugged as it is generous. Old Norwegian sheep and deer are grazing along the beautiful surrounding forests and heather moorlands. At Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri you will sleep well. With a warm and cosy atmosphere set against the ocean this is a unique and special place. See activity menu here.
The guesthouse has served herring and pollock, lamb and soups, flatbread, kringle (pretzel) and sweets since the 17th Century. The ingredients are the same, but the combinations vary. The sea is still generous, and the nature right on the doorstep, shares willingly from its abundant pastures. The evening menu (17-22 pm) changes every day and depends on the local ingredients the kitchen has available and receives on a daily basis.
Bekkjarvik are especially proud of their chefs, Ørjan and Arnt Johannessen, who both have the highest honours for their achievements within the culinary profession. Ørjan with his gold medal in Bocuse d’Or in Lyon in 2015 and Arnt with the highest recognition given by Norges Kokkmesteres Landsforening (the Norwegian Chefs Association): Årets Kjøkkensjef (Chef of the Year) 2014.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the flavours!
Included in this package:
Each night the kitchen presents a three-course menu based on the season and its offerings.
Beverages are not included.
Swim with the majestic view of the fjord and the Kvinnherad alps – both inside and outside. Here you can lean back at the outdoor pool or take a refreshing dip in the fjord. The warmth of the sauna awaits.
Solstrand is beautifully situated by the Bjørnefjord with a magnificent view of majestic mountains and an open fjord landscape, just 30 kilometres from Bergen and Bergen Airport. The hotel makes an excellent base for trips to Bergen and the fjords.
Address: Solstrandveien 200 Osøyro, N-5200 Os pr. Bergen
A breakfast buffet is served Mon-Fri from 07.00–10.00 and Sat-Sun from 07.00–10.30.
The area surrounding Solstrand offers a world of natural and cultural experiences. We recommend the following; the Oselvar workshop, Oseana Art and Culture Centre, Lysøen Island. If you prefer a longer daytrip, the Barony in Rosendal is only a 1-hour trip by express boat.
From the hotel, you can hire a traditional Oselvar or Strandebarmer wooden rowing boat or a sea kayak to explore the Bjørnefjord by water. Bjørnefjorden Golf Club is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel and is an idyllic, nine-hole course in a forest landscape. Tickets/admission to attractions are not included in the package.
Solstrand SPA offers a wonderful menu of treatments including massages, body wraps, baths and treatments for face and feet. You are recommended to book your spa treatment well in advance of your arrival at Solstrand. Read our SPA menu here.
There are some delightful walks you can enjoy around Os. Solstrand is the perfect base for hiking, with its proximity to the local hills. Contact us for recommendations and a map.
The evening menu (17-22 pm) changes every day and depends on the local ingredients the kitchen has available and receives on a daily basis.
Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri is located on one of the beautiful islands in Austevoll municipality, south of Bergen, with the sea and its long history as a backdrop. The siting of an inn here was established in accordance with a royal decree of the 16th century, when the Danish King Christian IV decided that one should be built corresponding to each half- or full day’s journey in the shipping lane.
Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri itself was built at the end of the 17th century and has been taking in guests for more than 300 years. Today, one of our big attractions is the hosts’ son Ørjan Johannessen, recently awarded first place in the European professional cooking competition ‘Bocuse d’Or Europe 2012’.
Address: N-5397 Bekkjarvik
As a guest in Bekkjarvik your book of memories will fill up fast. Get ready to explore and create memorable moments!