A picturesque private island located close to Bergen, «the capitol» of the Norwegian Westland. Ulvsnes Island lies perfectly positioned in the middle of Sørfjorden (South fjord), one of Norway’s breath-taking fjords. The island lies protected from the elements by steep mountainside diving directly into the crystal clear water. Ulvsnes Island is just a short boat ride from the mainland in Vaksd...
A picturesque private island located close to Bergen, «the capitol» of the Norwegian Westland. Ulvsnes Island lies perfectly positioned in the middle of Sørfjorden (South fjord), one of Norway’s breath-taking fjords. The island lies protected from the elements by steep mountainside diving directly into the crystal clear water.
Ulvsnes Island is just a short boat ride from the mainland in Vaksdal, where there is both a parking space, and docking for your boat, and the island is easily accessible from Bergen Intl. Airport; by train, car, boat or helicopter/seaplane.
The property has been operated as a fully functional farm with animal husbandry and cultivated land, and has been in full use to date. The property includes a very large main building, 5 free standing dwellings, a barn, workshops, storage houses, garages, boathouse and utilities-building, in addition to several greenhouses, a playground, a smokehouse and sheds. The island has been adapted for ECO-farm operations and has recently had horses, sheep, alpacas, pigs and poultry as well as several greenhouses for organic food production.
Around the island there are beautiful hiking trails, several bathing areas and a big wharf.
The island of Ulvsnes has a history stretching back thousands of years. It is believed to have once been a Crown Land, and later the island was under church rule, before being built as a boarding school for «naughty boys» in 1881. Since 1982 the island functioned as a low security prison until last year.
The exceptional 20,000 sq. ft. main house has a commanding presence overlooking the island. Framed by lushes gardens and pathways, this majestic building has an enormous potential.
Scattered around the island is a total of 29 buildings in addition to the main house. The building mass totals more than 32,000 sq. ft. With 23 acres of woods, pathways and meadows, more than 32,000 sq. ft. built, a private wharf with deep anchorage, Ulvsnes Island is home to everything you could possibly need.
Ulvsnes Island has a wide variety of trees and plants, a football pitch, several bathing spots and spectacular 360 degrees views of the fjords and mountains can be enjoyed from all around the island – there aren’t many views that can rival this!
The island has a massive potential, be it as a private and exclusive residence or summer home, converted to an exclusive hotel resort or as a holiday rental property with ECO-farming possibilities.
Ways of arriving at the island From Bergen International Airport - Flesland (BGO) it is around 45 minutes by car. There is a parking spot on the mainland, and the boat ride out to the island is only a few minutes.
You can also travel by train, and the train to Vaksdal on the mainland would take around 25 minutes from Bergen city centre.
A fast boat from Bergen city centre would take just under 30 minutes, and by helicopter from Bergen Seaport location it would be a 10 minute ride to the island.
Renovations and upgrades done over the last few years: · New outdoor sewage-pipes from all the buildings to the ocean connection · New electric inlet cables, panels and automatic fuses in all buildings · Water shut-off valves are replaced in all buildings · All outdoor electricity included poles and wiring are changed · New water line from the mainland (Bruvik) by underwater tubes · Fire alarms are upgraded · New inner and outer roofing on the entire main building (A) · 95% of all windows and doors are replaced on the main building 1 (A) · Insulation and new wooden panels on most buildings · WiFi control system for electric heaters / thermostats in all buildings · Changed rebars and concrete over windows in Building 1 (A) · Several new water heaters are installed · Upgraded drainage around several buildings · New floating dock · Camera systems