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Glesvær Rorbu


Glesvær Rorbu has 8 pleasant fisherman cabins for rent. 4 with 2 double bedrooms for 4 people and 4 with 3 double bedrooms for 6 people.  It is possible to rent a boat with outboard motor to all the cabins. Wifi is free for all guests, and there is a good mobile coverage.


We also have a room suitable for gatherings and meetings in one of the buildings at the marina. This rooms can seat 35 people for dinner or set up as seminar / meeting facilities. We have all technical means as wifi, projector and whiteboard. 


Catering service can be arranged by Glesvær Kafè. The place is fully licensed and serves dishes based on seasonal ingredients. Here they often hosts small concerts, with both international and local artists. Combined with a good dinner this highlights for many.


The old trading city, Glesvær is located south on the island Sotra, 40-45 minute drive southwest of Bergen. With a fast boat, it’s about the same drive. Glesvær has been the center for local trading and seafaring for centuries. First time we hear about Glesvær is in 1664, when the grocer from Bergen, Henrik Wessel started his trading privilege here. He behaved as a king at Glesvær, everyone had to deliver their catch to him. He set the price, and all the money he had to pay he was paid back to the country store or in the tavern as he also owned. For several hundred years Glesvær has been the largest fishing community at Sotra. The main building which was build in 1688 is still standing at the quay, and is now used as a private home. Hans Arne and Bente Blomvågnes-Bakke are the fifth generation who runs the old trading city.


Today Glesvær is a popular destination for visitors and a natural meeting point for the local community. Tourists from Europe, and German in particular, are eager deep sea fisherman, and returns year after year. Outside the large boathouse at the quay you will find a gutting space with water and suitable table.


Welcome to an adventure by the open sea.