5723 Bolstadøyri

(for extended english version, see below)

Bolstadøyri er ei gamal stasjonsbygd ved Bergensbanen og ligg ved E 16, stamvegen mellom Oslo og Bergen, 30  km vest for Voss og ca 73 km aust for Bergen. Den tidlegare så kjende lakseelva, Vosso, renn gjennom dalføret som munnar ut i Bolstadfjorden.

Bolstadøyri er ei vakker bygd vest i Voss kommune med rundt 220 innbyggjarar. Bygda ligg 55 min med tog frå Bergen og 25 min med tog frå Voss. Bolstadøyri ligg mellom fine fjell ved  Bolstadfjorden . Her kan ein gå fortturar i fjellet, fiska i elvar, vatn og på fjorden, ein kan padla kajakk  og driva med paragliding og fjellklatring. Om vinteren er det kort veg til  fint skiterreng  enten i lysløypa nede i dalen eller opp på fjellet.

Det er eit aktivt  lagsliv  og fritidstilbod for alle aldergrupper. Det er  i tillegg lett å koma seg til Voss og Bergen  og delta i kultur og fritidstildbodet der.  Barnetalet blant dei aller yngste er diverre synkande  og derfor treng vi nye barnefamiliar i bygda.

Attraksjonar.

  • Gamalt gjestgiveri frå 1663 bygd i Louis XVI  stil , då Bolstadøyri var ein viktig handelsstad ved ferdslevegen mellom Voss og Bergen
  • Handelslagsbygget  som opphaveleg var tingstove  med tingstovekjellar
  • Flåtemuseet ved Bolstadfjorden,
  • Badeplass, friområde og fint naustmiljø ved fjorden
  • Stasjonsbygg frå 1883 då Vossebanen vart bygd
  • Den gamle postvegen mellom Bergen og Kristiania (Oslo) med trapper hogd inn i fjellet ovanfor Horvei
  • Klatrevegg i Nåli på Horvei
  • Dragestilshus på  Horvei.
  • Det er  fine turområde i fjella og til dei mange stølane  både sommar og vinter
  • Fiske etter aure og laks i Vosso og fjellvatn

    Overnatting Bolstad og omegn:
    Sverre Helge Bolstad tlf. 92066683,
    Karl Magne Bolstad tlf. 41322445 ,
    Mestad camping, (Evanger) tlf. 56521754
    Arne Langeland, ( Hjørnevik) tlf. 97181652,
    Evanger utleige, (Evanger) tlf. 56521754,
    Patina, (Evanger) tlf. 90957388,

    BOLSTADØYRI (english)

    ~Join our outstanding community~
    This past years it has been our aim to prove to the world what a uniqe attitude the people here share. With our humor and hospitality we would like to welcome you to join us in making our village, and our stories, better.

    LOCATION
    Bolstadøyri is colloquially called Bolstad  and is situated east of Bergen on the west coast of beautiful Norway. It is a small village located at the end of a narrow fjord alongside the Bergen railway and the main road between Oslo and Bergen. Bolstad has about 250 inhabitants.

    Bolstadøyri-Bergen:
    50/75 min by train/car.
    Bolstadøyri-Voss city center:
    25 min by car or train.

    NATURE AND CLIMATE
    Mountainous area with deep valleys, where the Bolstad river (salmon river) is a vital part of the village.  The highest mountain in the Bolstad region is over 1000 meters above sea level and are easily available for hiking during the summer and skiing in the winter.  This area experiences all four seasons, from clear and cold winter day in January to a warm sunny day in July with bath-welcoming water temperatures.

    EDUCATION
    The elementary school (6-13 years) is located in the neighbor village Evanger, 10km away. This school will have approximately 60 pupils. Upper and lower secondary school is located at the city center of Voss. The lower secondary school (13-16 years) has around 500 pupils. The upper secondary school (16-19 years) consists of 5 different schools offering different courses. The closest college and university is in Bergen.

    ACTIVITIES
    In the village there is a variety of activities for all ages. Most of these activities are organized by different local organizations.

    The activities vary according to the time of year. Sports and other activities related to hobbies for children, cross-country skiing, football, local history studies, brass band in the neighbour-village, musicals and more.

    In addition our fantastic nature invites you to go hiking, skiing, hunting or fishing whenever you have time. Kajakking, paragliding and mountain climbing are also popular activities.

    EMPLOYMENT
    In Bolstad itself there are some small farms which give some parttime jobs, a small saw mill, a souvenir factory (situated in quite an isolated place) and since salmon seems to be on its way back to the river, fishing-related jobs (accommodation etc.). Most people in Bolstadøyri therefore have their main jobs elsewhere, mainly at Voss, in neighbour municipality to the west; Vaksdal, and in the Bergen region.

    To the east, at Evanger (10 km) there is a couple of factories producing local specialties based on mutton, smoked sausages for instance. There is also a laundry and a house carpenter.

    From Bolstadøyri there is excellent communication by train or bus to greater opportunities for employment at Voss or Bergen. Jobs in the region, and social services: www.jobbnorge.no,  www.nav.no
     7 Bolstadfjorden (3a)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUtsyn frå Hatlekinnet vinter4baat i elva,Knut Horvei

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