1. Within an hour by car
The Vardetangen coastal hiking route
Norway's most western mainland point and a perfect small hiking route, also with children/strollers. Go by car on the road 57 (i.e. the main road from Lindås) in the opposite direction of Bergen. After 15 minutes from the house, you get to the village Fonnes. A few hundred meters, you see the sign "Ervik 1,6 km". Keep right at the first crossing, then continue until the road ends by the fjord/a small harbour. There you see the municipality's information board about Vardetangen and you can park there. Hiking is about 2 km from there, relatively flat. On your way, you pass the beautiful public beach "Årvikane", where you can also use the public barbeques if you bring coal from the supermarket.
Small village in the ocean in the west. Ferry 30 minutes' drive from the house (Sævrøy ferry terminal, check out the website of for timetable). More information at www.destinationfedje.org
Western Norway Emigration Centre. A small church and several houses have been transported from the USA and reassembled in a rural environment in Western Norway similar to that which many Norwegian emigrants to North America left behind. Probably mostly interesting for guest from the US? Check out
Lyngheisenteret / The Heathland Centre
The Heathland Centre (Lyngheisenteret) is beautifully located on the heathlands at Lygra in Lindås municipality in Nordhordland, about 30 minutes from the house. Here you can wander around along paths winding through the heather-clad heaths. As a result of cultivation, pollution and overgrowth, this unique cultural landscape is rapidly disappearing in Norway and Europe. The Heathland Centre is an information centre focused on preserving knowledge and the way of life about how to manage the coastal heathlands. They preserve the heathland through traditional land use including burning and grazing by wild sheep, the same type of sheep that we have at Sundsbø. Exhibition and film in English. muho.no/en/the-heathland-centre-at-lygra
Hiking at Stølsheimen
An obvious destination for sightseeing, 1 hour by car. Check out
2. Longer daytrips
The Sognefjord (1.5 hours) or Flåm (3 hours by car).
There is also a public boat service to Bergen and the Sognefjord (during the tourist season also to Flåm) 20 minutes by car from the house, from the “Vardetangen” stop. Check out
The Hardangerfjord is also a possible long daytrip by car