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Lysoen and Ole Bull's Villa

Bergen, Norway
+47 56 30 90 77
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Bergen, Norway
+47 56 30 90 77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house and its' furnishing are beautiful. The docent had such interesting information to share with Ole Bull, his accomplishments, his wife/family, etc. Definitely learned a lot and enjoyed the visit much more than I thought I would. Would recommend visiting.

Thank Dory92064
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Visiting Lysoen might be a little tricky (boat schedule) but it's well worth a visit. The house itself is indescribable and needs to be seen. Likewise the history of this place and it's charismatic and eccentric owner Ole Bull. On the plus side: gorgeous scenery,...More

1  Thank 1302travel
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I don't think I need to write more about the house, you really just need to go visit it and be enchanted by its charm. Plan your trip ahead, look at the bus schedule in advance. We got up late and took the Bybanen train...More

4  Thank Pamnaja
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Nice little ferry ride to the island. The tour guide gave a very interesting lecture. Amazing home. I had never heard of Ole Bull but he was an amazing Rock Star in his day. The ladies even swooned over him and his music performances.

1  Thank LindaG1897
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Been visiting lysoen my entire life since its close to my childhood home. It is a peacefull, beautiful place both winter and summer. There are loads of places to take a swim in the summer, and nice trails and lookout points. There are stone caves...More

1  Thank 151PinkLady
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Ole Bull's Villa on Lysoen Island, south of Bergen, is a beautiful building built with many different architectural characteristics, taken from his travels to different countries around the world. The drive from Bergen is very picturesque, with narrow, winding roads through hilly terrain. The island...More

1  Thank Robert I
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
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