A guesthouse since the 17th Century
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 nature surrounding Bekkjarvik is as rough and rugged as it is generous. Here one can harvest various types of fish, muscles and shellfish right on one’s doorstep. Old Norwegian sheep (villsau) – a local breed of sheep particular to the area known as Wild Sheep – and deer are grazing along the beautiful surrounding forests and heather moorlands. The chefs and kitchen team at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri are more than happy to take an early morning stroll in the nearby area to pick wild ramson and other herbs.
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 the big attractions is the hosts' son Ørjan Johannessen, recently awarded first place in the professional cooking competition Bocuse d'Or 2015.
Bekkjarvik itself and Austevoll as a whole are lively places with a large number of annual cultural events, including concerts large and small, art exhibitions, revues and similar.
How to get here:
From Bergen airport to Bekkjarvik it takes about 30 min with a speedboat from the speedboat terminal at Flesland (Flesland Kai). There is a shuttlebus from the airport to the speedboat terminal. See Skyss for more information.