Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri

The traditional guest house in Austevoll

Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri has the sea and history behind it and is located on one of the island pearls in Austevoll municipality, south of Bergen. The inn was established by royal decree when the Danish King Christian Quart in the 17th century decided that inn houses should be built for every half or full day trip in the shipping lane. Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri was built at the end of the 17th century and has received lodgers for over three hundred years.

From ancient times, hunting and fishing have been the basis of life for the people of Austevoll. In Bekkjarvik they salted herring, exported lobster, made thousands of barrels and net hangers. Here were sea houses, bakery and distillery. Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri has always been a natural center of this lush bustle. Bekkjarvik and Gjestgiveriet are flourishing in the new era. The old barrel factory and shop have been aesthetically restored. The buildings are well maintained and the people are friendly. The inn welcomes guests from far and near, whether for company, recreation, and meetings.


At Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri you will find inspiration that will definitely make a difference. The guest house has several rooms that are suitable for groups up to 120 people. The meeting rooms are equipped with a projector, flipboard and of course wireless internet.

The restaurant

Brothers Oliver and Arnt Johannesen kthe oaks at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri are highly decorated with recognition from the cooking community. Ørjan won the 2015 world championship in culinary art, Bocuse d’Or and Arnt was named chef of the year in 2014. Ørjan and Arnt will work with their team to ensure that you get a dining experience that you will soon forget.

Vibrant culture

Summer trips to Bekkjarvik

In the summer season we have regular dinner cruises to Bekkjarvik. Read more about this here:

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Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri is located in idyllic surroundings.