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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Experience the best of Western Norway. Towns, villages, fiords, forests, mountains, hills, ocean, lakes, stream, archipelagos, glaciers, wild animals, fantastic seafood.

Looking for a longer stay july 2020. Could be south East Asia or Caribbean for 4 weeks.
Europe 3 weeks.

We prefer 2nd homes, or clean, bright, fresh primary homes.
Aircon a must in southern europe.

Built 2013, bright, fresh, comfortable. Non smoke. Clean house.

Car renault grand scenic 2010 model, own parking place. Admission to free parking downtown

Only 10 km to downtown bergen

House situated 200 meters over sea level, surrounded by mountains, forests and very fresh air. You can hike directly up to Mt Ulriken. Ocean 4 km away, large shopping centers 10-15 minutes drive.

We have a siberian cat, Ruby, born 2018 that you need to watch. Siberians are allergy friendly.
She is incredibly beautiful, cozy, playful and affectionate.
Siberians are known to be intelligent, easy-going and with a social, dog-like behaviour.


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More about us

  1. We are Håvard (born 1974, classical musician; however never bringing the instrument on holidays) and Tanja (born 1975, scientist/biologist), and together we have two daughters born in 2007 and 2010.
    We have lived in Bergen since 2003, and we are experienced travellers.
    We made our first home exchange in July 2014, a very nice experience both for us and the people we exchanged with.

    Languages spoken:
    Håvard: Norwegian, English
    Tanja: German, Norwegian, English
    Kids: Norwegian and German

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Where is it?


Area: our house is situated in a safe and tranquil urbanization:Øvre Sædal, 200 meters over sea level. But only 8 km from Bergen downtown. One of the better middleclass areas in Bergen - safe and quiet.
No traffic noise - only sounds from the nature. Very fresh and clean air, excellent hiking possibilities with access right up to the Bergen mountains.
Bus stop 600 m away (bus leading to downtown Bergen in one direction; Nesttun suburban in the other).
No urban attractions in walking distance; you will have to drive or take the bus. But the nearest store is only 1 minute drive away, and the big shopping centers of Sletten and Nesttun only 5-10 minutes drive.

Right out of the door there are hiking trails into picturesque landscape incl different types of forests/wood, hills, streams, stunning views and scenery. There are playground for kids 10 meters from our house, larger playground (kindergarden) and soccer field 100 meters away.
Meeting place for Sædalstunet right outside the door; this is a social place where you easily come in touch with people if you want to.

5 minutes walk away is Nattlandsrinden, with evening sun till around 23 during summer, and some of Bergen´s best view spots. This is considered amoung the most exclusive areas in Bergen.

15 minutes walk away there is large playground (school) and shop. Bus stop ten minutes walk away. During weekdays there are direct buses to downtown once in an hour. During weekends one need to make a bus transfer.

between 5-15 minutes drive one can reach f ex:
Nesttun Senter (shopping centre)
Troldhaugen (Griegs home)
Fantoft Stave Church
Sletten senter (shopping center)/ Fysak youth activity center
Kyrkjetangen beach (sea)
Lagunen shopping center

10 minutes drive: Bergen downtown with all its attractions.
Make sure to spend enough time walking through the beautiful "smau" (small, carfree streets surrounded with white wood houses)pics:
google "Bergen smau"
as well as Fløien:
, Fjellveien, and several other attractions.

30 minutes - 1 hour drive one can reach several spectacular coastal spots and scenery, such as:
Os, Askøy, Sotra, Øygarden, nordhordland, Lysøen.
Great for boating, cayaking, fishing, bathing, walking, diving. Especially the public recreation areas Ervikane and Arboretet are outstanding, we have been a lot there during warm summer days.
Sotra and Øygarden is also really great, and f ex at you can book a single overnight with boat included.

Up to 2.5 hours drive you can reach
-Voss with excellent sport activities as rafting, climbing, walking in mountain over 1000 m.
We recommend a single overnight in Voss Fjellandsby, Mjølfjell or other hotels/cottages when you first make a trip to that area.
-beautiful coastal spots as well: Fedje, Rosendal, Hardanger fiord, Austevoll

If you stay in Bergen a couple of weeks there is a good choice to make a few days´ "mini-journey". f ex this one:

DAY1: driving 2-3 h to the fantastic Mjølfjell mountain resort (Voss). (with heated outdoor swimming pool, animals, fantastic mountain scenery etc. GREAT for kids!) stay there for one or two nights.
DAY2: Then 1 h drive to Norways prettiest fiord: Hardanger fiord.
Reasonable and great stay at Lofthus Camping
or hotel ullensvang . Picking Norways best berries and fruits directly from the threes.
Amusement park for kids nearby:
DAY 3: 1 h drive to glacier/nationalpark Folgefonna , return to Bergen in evening. Or with a overnight, return next day.

If you like fishing and coastal landscape: rent a boat or a cottage + boat at splendid Øygarden

We believe that our home in Øvre Sædal is a very good place to have your base for exploring both Bergen and the great destination around!

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