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Ypsøy, idyllic, peaceful, car free

Ypsøy, idyllic, peaceful, car free

6 guests
1 bedroom
6 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
6 beds
1 bath

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Welcome to our idyllic car-free "Green" island located approx. 45 min. by car from Bergen. Distance to the center is 44 km.
Here operates Monica and Vigleik an organic coastal farm with traditional Norwegian sheep, fishing and processing plants, fruits and berries. The landscape is abandoned for traditional as it has host of many generations. Monica and Vigleik are the only permanent residents on the island, but there are also about 20 cabins. The island is about 550 acres and consists of moorland and grassland. Many different bird species. Sea Eagle we see almost every day.

We rent out the barn on the farm to various events and accommodation. The barn has previously been used for animals and storage of hay, but is now restored and insulated for year round use. The barn is a timber house that also is used as a museum of ancient artifacts from the farm. Our car-free island is very suitable for families who want to experience the people, animals, sea, fishing and landscapes in a traditional Norwegian coastal farm. Possibility of close contact and feeding of wild sheep.

The barn is about 100 m2 and consists of:
- 1 piece large room on the ground floor, hallway, bath with toilet, a little sink, shower and a small kitchen. Sofa bed for 2 people and possibly extra bed for two persons behind the partition. Stereo and wireless internet. Heating with electricity and wood stove.
- 1 piece room on the first floor with double bed + 1 extra bed space. Obs. some steep stairs and just standing height in the middle.
Large areas of lawn furniture, benches, toys, barbecue and covered fireplace. Various traditional meal can be served in the barn and guiding tours on land and sea can be ordered.

Free parking for 2 cars on the mainland. Guests will be picked up and delivered by the hosts by boat to the car park which is a 5 min. away. Clothes and shoes that are suitable for outdoor use is recommended.

Many possibilities for excursions on land and sea. 10 min drive to Meland Golf Course and 15 min. drive to shopping and groceries. 10 min by boat to public transport to Bergen. 20 min. to the North sea road. We can help you to plan your trips around.

Ypsøy coastal farm is a unique, peaceful and beautiful place for recreation, relaxation and various outdoor activities on land and sea.
The hosts are available each day during your stay.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Ypsøy coastal farm is an ecological, peaceful, idyllic island where we show concern for people, animals, buildings and landscape. The farm is very suitable for families. Ancient artifacts in the barn should be treated with caution.
Any smoking must be done outside. The barn is located between the other houses and the neighbors on the farm. I
Waste is collected in bags and delivered to the hosts. The waste is sorted.
The hosts have a washing machine in our own house.
You disposes refrigerator. Time of arrival and departure must be agreed at least one day in advance.
Monica and Vigleik will be available every day during your stay

12 Reviews

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Leandro User Profile
April 2017
We stayed for three nights at Vigleik's place with our three year old daughter. We had a wonderful time on the island and particularly appreciated learning about life on the farm from our host. Our daughter particularly enjoyed feeding the sheep. We truly felt at home in the bar…

Carolyn User Profile
May 2016
Vigleik was an outstanding host. From the moment he picked me up at the bus, he made sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed for my stay. The island is the most amazing place I stayed during my time in Norway. I fed sheep, hiked, and sat by the wood stove in the bar…

Lucy User Profile
August 2015
What can I say about Ypsøy? Idyllic is really the best way to describe it. Vigleik was a fantastic host. He was very communicative in the days leading up to our stay. We met him in the tiny town of Rossland and he guided us to a parking space at the docks where his boat was …

Herman User Profile
August 2015
We had a very pleasant stay at Ypso. The accommodation was superb and the hospitality of Vigleik and the helpfulness of other residents of this island was great. It isn't a cheap place to stay for a family of five, but this is more than compensated by the one of a kind location …

Andrea User Profile
January 2015
If you need a peaceful break, don't search any further: this is above the best you could imagine! I didn't believe in paradise on Earth before I found this place: on this incredible gem of pure nature and perfect silence, the amazing Vigleik and Monica simply turned a dream in…

Alexis User Profile
August 2014
We had an amazing stay at the barn. Vigleik and Monica were so welcoming and accommodating. We were looking for a unique experience and a break from visiting cities and that's exactly what we got. The barn is beautiful and made for a very comfortable stay.

Paul User Profile
August 2014
Amazing experience at Vigleik and Monika's place.

Hosted by Vigleik

Joined in September 2013
Vigleik User Profile
12 Reviews
Jeg er en gårdbruker som bor sammen med Monica på den bilfrie øya Ypsøy ved Bergen. Da vi tok opp igjen driften av gården i år 2000 hadde gården ikke vert drevet på 40 år. Landskapet var overgrodd og driftsbygninger var falt sammen. Siden den gang har vi restaurert bygninger og l…
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