About Us

Glesvær Rorbu is located on Sotra, an island west of Bergen. The fishing cabins are well-equipped, and we are known for having good order and cleanliness. The fishing cabin apartments are centrally located on Holmen at Glesvær, and it is a short distance to Glesvær café which is open all year round. At our site, it is possible to rent a boat, use the sauna, go stand-up paddleboarding, swim, and enjoy one of the scenic hiking trails.

Glesvær Rorbu has 8 pleasant rorbu apartments for rent. 4 apartments with 2 bedrooms for 4 people and 4 with 3 bedrooms for 6 people. It is possible to rent boats with an outboard motor. Wi-Fi is free of charge, and there is good mobile coverage.

We offer a conference room suitable for gatherings of 35-40 people. This venue is great for celebrating events such as christenings, confirmations, and birthdays. During the low season, the space is well-suited for choir seminars, band seminars, sewing classes, and other fun gatherings.

Catering service can be arranged by Glesvær Kafe. Glesvær kafe serves dishes based on seasonal ingredients.

The old trading city, Glesvær is located south on the island Sotra, a 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 fishing for centuries. The 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 was paid back to the country store or in the tavern he also owned. For several hundred years Glesvær has been the largest fishing community at Sotra. The main building which was built 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 run 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 Germany in particular, are eager fisherman and returns year after year. Outside the large boathouse, you will find a gutting space with water and a suitable table.