Heathland Centre at Lygra,
50 km north of Bergen, is an information centre for
More than four km of paths take you around the
historic landscape of the coast which has not changed in
Today the European heathlands are rapidly disappearing,
more than 90% has already gone due to cultivation,
pollution and growth of shrubs and trees.
On the island of Lygra the heathlands are preserved
through traditional land use.
2001, UNESCO awarded the Heathland Centre the Melina
Mercouri International prize for their work preserving
2005 The Heathland
Center received the European Union
prize for cultural heritage.
In the Information centre we present you to an
exhibition on the European coastal landscapes trough
5000 years and a film on traditional heathland farming.
the restaurant you can enjoy a meal of traditional
Norwegian food in a special atmosphere.
premises are also used for conferences and other events.
Groups may book special events and tours.
walks in the landscape or on the the fram ( for groups
kr 40, Child kr 20 Family kr
100, Group**-stud, pens, kr 30,-
** more than 20 persons
Guided walk in the heathlands
30,- 150,- 50,-
for school classes and students.
is 50 km north of
Bergen, follow E39 north and take RV 57 (Leirvåg) to
Seim, follow the signs to Lyngheisenteret (The Heathland Centre).
places in Norway)
information from The Nordhordland Region
Lygra by boat!
There are excursions by traditional fjordboats
some Sundays in July and August, from Bryggen in
'DS 'Oster' and 'MS Granvin' will go from Bergen to the Heatland
center 1.th and 8.th of July
Daily Express boats
There are also daily
express boats from Strandkaien taking 45 minutes,
1.th of may 2012 NORLED here you
will find more information her
NB! you have too buy ticket before you go on the boat.
Busses from Bergen til Lygra, rutetider
( Bergen-Feste.) www.skyss.no
- Sept. 2009
and students by appointment
sunday in July:
kl. 12.00 - 16.30
for the children
in the Outfield:
landscape at Lygra is very well suited for family
excursions. More than 4 km of idyllic paths providing
easy waking. Areas for bathing and fishing.
A rowing boat is also available for hire.