Trip to Ole Bull Museum Lysøen

Written by: Michael Lyngstad


The museum at Lysøen was the home of the vionlist Ole Bull. It was built on the site of an old farm from the 1600’s. Ole Bull’s summer house on the island of Lysøen was built between 1872-1873 and is architecturally unique. On the 700 acre island, there is fantastic nature, 13km of walking trails and a viewing tower on the highest point of the island.

The trip starts with a double decker bus from Musèplass and goes via Fanafjellet to the Buena quay, where the group will be transported in two groups by boat to the island. 

On the island, there will be a presentation about Ole Bull’s life and the villa which he built on Lysøen. After the presentation you can wander around the house, take photos and appreciate the many details.

In the cafe a light lunch will be served tea/coffee and a waffle (we recommend you also take a packed lunch with you). After lunch you can explore the island on your own. 

If you are late for the charted departure of the boat from the island, you will have to make your own way back to Bergen.

PROGRAM and practical information

09:45 Registration at Muséplass
10:00 Departure from Muséplass (the buss will not wait for latecomers)
10:30 Boat to Lysøen (Group 1)
10:45 Boat to Lysøen (Group 2)
11:00 Presentation in Ole Bulls Villa
12:00 Lunch*
12.30 Explore the island on your own
13:40 Boat back to the mainland **
14:00 Departure Buena quay
14:40 Arrival Bergen


Tickets and payment

Tickets cost 125 NOK and can be bought here. Tickets can only be purchased online.

Included in the ticket price:


 • Return bus trip Museplass/Buena quay.

 • Return boat trip Buena quay - Lysøen

 • Presentation in Ole Bulls Villa

 • A cup of coffee/tea and a waffle in the cafe


We have a limited number of non-subsidised tickets available for individuals who are not a student at one of the following institutions (UiB, HiB, NHH, KHiB, NLA, Betanien and Haraldsplass). These tickets are full-price and can be bought at the same time as a subsidised ticket. These tickets are meant as service for students attending the event, so that they can take friend, family member or student at another institution with them.

Non-subsided tickets cost 250,-

When you complete the payment process, you will receive a receipt by e-mail. You do not need to take a paper copy of the receipt with you. But you must have your student ID and semester card with you, and the receipt number at hand in case of problems (f.eks on your phone).


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