Enjoy the spacious Icehouse and the calming view over Hanevik bay on Askøy - 30 mins outside Bergen. Relax and gain energy to explore Bergen, the fjords and the beautiful west-coast of Norway or to attend your business in the area.
Welcome to the Icehouse in Hanevik, the basement of the house was used for storing ice about 100 years ago.
Enjoy the spectacular view over the fjord through the glass-doors. A rebuilt house (2006) containing all you need for self catering. All floors are water-heated, the fireplace gives the extra heat needed on a freezing winter night. It now contains a bedroom with glass doors, bathroom, kitchen in connection with the large, open livingroom. In the attic there are two beds. A small garden is connected to the icehouse.
We are situated on the island of Askøy, 30 minutes by car (27 km) from the center of Bergen. Very conveniant for visiting town and then leaving the buzz to relax, to make a barbeque in the garden, to go fishing or walk in the woods.
Bergen has a lot of attractions and it is also possble to use our place as base for visiting the more spectacular fjords north and east of Bergen on daytrips.
We are in a rural area so the closest foodshop is 5 km away.
Askøy is also called "little Norway" for its varied landscapes. It is rocky and barren in the north-west and green and fertile in the south-east. It has its own attractions, such as nice walks in the woods, lakes and small mountains. There is golf-course on the beautiful, connected island Herdla. The Askøybridge connect our islands to the mainland.
There are 20 buses pr day, leaving from the main bus-station which is next to the railwaystation and where the bus from the airport also stops. The bus takes one hour.
We have two houses for rent, the other one is listed as "Seafront refuge close to Bergen". Please make sure that you book the one you want.
Tilgang for gjester
A part of the garden is reserved your disposal. There is a table for six, and barbeque on request. If you like, you can borrow the boat - max 4 persons at the time. Life-jackets - which is mandatory in Norway - are available.
We can assist you with tips and destinations of your interest. If you need to print your tickets, give us a notice.
I think we can call ourself well travelled, but still very happy to have found a basecamp at Hanevik, just outside Bergen. My husbond and I found this place 30 years ago and decided to give the countryliving a try. We´ve spent years at reconstructing and remaking these five houses and the boat-house, It´s become a lifestyle. We live in one of the houses our selves and rent two of them on short time contracts, you find both of them here on AirB&B. We both work in the town center and really enjoy the combination of busy town life and quiet countryside.
Per is an independent researcher and digital humanitarian volunteer in addation to being our handyman.
I´m a textile artist with my studio at USF in Bergen and also teach at the Academy of the Arts in Bergen. Gardening is one of my hobbies, there are usually something blossoming around our corners. I also enjoy walking in the woods and swimming in a lake close by that I will tell you about if you choose to stay here.
Among us we manage english, french, german quite well.
In the high season, we have a rowingboat at your disposal.