Bekkjarvik is an old fishing village surrounded by old buildings and wharfs.
It was the Danish King Christian IV who, in the 17th century, decreed that guesthouses should be built along the shipping route, at intervals of a half or full day's journey. Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri is now a member of Historic Hotels and Restaurants.
Your hosts are husband and wife Asta and Øystein. They proudly welcome guests to enjoy dishes prepared by some of Norway’s – and the world’s – best chefs. Ørjan Johannessen won Bocuse d´Or Lyon 2015, and his twin brother Arnt was voted Chef of the Year by Norges Kokkmesteres Landsforening (the Norwegian Chefs Association).
There are three guest harbours in Bekkjarvik, voted guest harbour of the year for the third time in 2021. In summer, Bekkjarvik is packed with small boats, sailing boats, small cruise boats and yachts.
Bekkjarvik gives you a taste of authentic coastal culture and history. Find peace and tranquillity by spending a few relaxing days in the beautiful coastal landscape.
There are many wonderful hiking trails around Bekkjarvik: in the park, along the coastal path and up the Sherpa steps to Kongsfjellet. You can also enjoy a bike ride around the Austevoll archipelago. There are bridge connections between many of the larger islands in the municipality.
Bekkjarvik hosts large and small events, concerts and exhibitions throughout the year.
Express boat from Bergen to Bekkjarvik
The express boat from Bergen (Strandkaiterminalen) to Bekkjarvik takes just under an hour. Timetable and booking at Skyss.no. The nearest ferry port is Husavik with a ferry from Sandvikvåg. A ferry service also runs between Krokeide (south of Bergen) and Hufthamar (north of Austevoll).