With a history that goes back to the 16th century, Bekkjarvik manages to encompass the ambience of a traditional fishing village with modern day luxuries more normally associated with cosmopolitan cities.
The focal point of this small port is Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri, a traditional Norwegian Inn which has become one of the coast’s most sought-after destinations and home to chef Ørjan Johannessen, the 2015 winner of the prestigious ‘Bocuse d’Or World’. Here you can accompany the inn owners on a guided tour through the village where it’s maritime heritage is revealed in the wonderful fishing museum and shopping complex. Highly recommended is visiting locals in their own homes to experience their traditional lifestyles in authentic surroundings.
As well as the opportunity for relaxation, Bekkjarvik offers many outdoor activities including sea-rafting, cycling, kayaking and panoramic walking tours. For alternative entertainment you can visit one of the impressive hi-tech fish farms that is central to the Norwegian Aquaculture industry.
Or if you would like to try your hand at fishing in a more traditional sense, you can take to sea with a local fisherman – if you’re very lucky a Sea Eagle might join you in search of lunch. And if you happen to get a catch of your own, the restaurant will happily prepare your bounty into a delicious fish course for you.