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FIRST UNITED Norway

Travel Planners of Scandinavia AS
Musical Landscape of Norway Excursion

May 2006


Explore the mystical world of Norwegian cultural and nature heritage on the unforgettable ‘Musical Landscape of Norway Excursion’ with an exclusive private dinner on the fairytale island of Lysøen.

The group departs the Gateway to the Norwegian fjords, the city of Bergen, by privately chartered boat. On-board, there will be a local English speaking excursion host who will introduce the guests to the fabulous Bergen archipelago. The group will leave Bergen and cruise south through the narrow fjords and inlet islands. The group will learn about the Bergen residents’ close bonds with the water. The archipelago south of Bergen is among the most beautiful areas in Norway and very popular for recreational activities. After approx 1 hour cruise, the group will arrive at the beautiful little island of Lysøen, where legendary Norwegian world-class violinist Ole Bull built his fairytale villa. Here you will enjoy a private tour of the villa and learn about the interesting history of this “pop star” of the 19th century. Ole Bull referred to the villa, built in 1873, as his \"Little Alhambra\" and after your visit, you will understand why. With its Russian onion dome, elegant trellis work, pierced-wood Moorish arches and twisted columns in the high ceiling of its music hall, the villa is a unique pearl in Norwegian architectural history.

After the tour of the house, an aperitif is served outside in the park. Ole Bull transformed his 175 acre island property into a fairy tale kingdom criss-crossed by romantic paths with white shell sand, ponds and gazebos, and exotic trees and bushes among the native pine forest.

A private classical concert with top Norwegian violinists performing world famous pieces by Edvard Grieg and Ole Bull will be given in the villa’s own Concert Room, specially built for the purpose by Ole Bull, before dinner is served in the same unique room.

After dinner – return to Bergen by private boat – and arrive back in the city centre harbour – just steps away from all the main hotels.

For more information and/or to integrate this activity into a program, please contact Mr Harald Riisnaes at norway@euromic.com

Lysoen Villa