There are good opportunities to go hunting for seabirds from boats, just a few minutes away.
Adventures at sea:
Many uninhabited islands with smooth skerries and sheltered bathing places.
Great hiking terrain witch can be combined with canoeing/kayaking and freshwater fishing. Take a boat trip to one of the many uninhabited islands with its smooth skerries or take a recreational hiking trip in the untouched nature close to Sotra Rorbusenter. Sotra Rorbusenter is just a couple of kilometres away from the "Nordsjøløypen" and transportation to and from can be arranged by Sotra Rorbusenter. Maps will be provided.
1. Scuba diving
3. Golf. Nearest golf-course is 45 km from Sotra Rorbusenter.
4. Jacuzzis, sunbeds, sauna.
5. Fishing contests for the children from the docks at Sotra Rorbusenter.
6. Bicycle rides, water-skiing, canoeing, kayaking.
7. Bird watching.
For more activities one can take the 45 minutes trip to Bergen where one will find several museums, shopping, nightlife and much more.
If you want to explore the neighbouring areas, here are some suggestions.
A new museum covering the activities and traffic of refugees and agents, in Telavåg during World War 2.
2. GALLERY HAGANES.
Permanent exhibition of the work of the painter Roald Tellnes, as well as various art displays during the year.
The road to Gallery Haganes passes through a mountainous area popular among climbers and a beautiful scenery.
3. OLD TRADE CENTRE AT GLESVÆR.
One of the oldest trade centre along the coast. Established by Abraham Wessel (the grandfather of Tordenskjold) at the end of the 1600 AD. Guided tours by appointment. For more information contact Bakke at phone no. 56338471. Different arrangements during the summer.
4. LOCAL MUSEUM AT BERGE.
Museum for applied art from the old days.
Guided tours by appointment. Phone no.
5. TRELLEVIK COASTAL CULTURE AREA.
200 years old buildings used for salt preserving food in the same style as Bryggen in Bergen. Tree buildings consisting of a cabin for salt preserving, one for serving food and drinks and one boathouse. All buildings have been restored and are open for visitors. Guided tours by appointment. Phone no. 56327500.
6. SOTRA WILDERNESS CENTRE.
Just one kilometre from Sotra Rorbusenter. Wild, stuffed animals. Preparation of birds, animals and fishes by order. One can also rent canoes or boats for fishing in Sotras largest freshwater, "Kørelen". (Trout's up to 4 kilos have been caught).
The highest mountain in Sund, 284 above sea level. A hike to the top takes approximately 3-4 hours tour/re-tour. A great hike with marked pats and a fantastic scenery overlooking the sea.
The city of Bergen can offer all year activities for both children and adults. Sotra Rorbusenter is only 30 kilometres from Bergen, 30-45 minutes by car.
The tourist information in Bergen, phone no. 55321480. Email: visitbergen.com.
ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN SUND.
Sund lies on the south of Sotra, west of Bergen.
It is an island district and includes 466 large and small islands and islets.
Sund has a total area of 99.2 km2 with a 110 km long coastal line.
The highest mountain is Førdesveten reaching 284 m over sea level.
There are almost 6000 inhabitants in Sund.
In Sund you also find some of the eldest places of residence in Norway.
Old fishing environments with boat houses equipment from that time era.
Sund is an excellent place for recreation with opportunities like fishing in both sea and inland waters, travelling, scuba diving and lots of other possibilities.
About 6 km from Sotra Rorbusenter, in Skogvåg-krysset, lies Sund Centre with the regional administrations office, food stores, hardware shop, restaurants, doctor, gas stations etc.
Skogsvåg-krysset/Sund Centre is a natural meeting place in Sund.
SEABIRD RESERVATION AREA:
5 Islands/islets are seabird reservation areas.
Sea bird reservations for some of the most important sea bird species in the area.
Special seasons of the year, hunting and travelling on these places are prohibited.
On some of the islands there are wild sheep, and they can be fun to watch.
Nordsjøkafeen 4 km
Glesvær Handelsstad 4 km.
.Marstein Fjordhotell. 8 km.
Mett og God. Skogsvåg-skiftet 5 km.
Menyen kafeteria Sund Senter. 5 km.
Sotra Rorbusenter will now and then arrange barbecue and dinners with menus from the sea on the lodgers joint porch.
Nordsjøfartsmuseum in Telavåg. 4 km.
Bygdemuseum on Berge. 3 km.
Old trade centre, Glesvær. 4 km.
Sotra Villmarksenter. 1 km
Sotra Rorbusenter is lying in an old fishing environment.
Maps, brochures and information can be retrieved at the Sotra Rorbusenter reception