About this listing
Picturesque, central, and quiet. Relax in this modernized, 17th century wooden house attic apartment, explore the historic neighborhood, or walk to the classic Bergen sites within a few minutes. Ideal for commuters who work a few weeks in the city.
The attic apartment is on the second floor of a typical historical Bergen wooden house. Its build year is estimated to the turn of the 17th to 18th century. Inside it has been modernized over the last ten years, but the facade is preserved. We, a family of four, live in the rest of the house.
Though central, it is very quiet since there is little traffic on the peninsula. The street itself is traffic-free with no cars. Some fjord view from one of the windows.
The apartment is 1 1/2 rooms, with a separable double bed in the main room, as well as an alcovy connected to the kitchen. The alcovy is not quite a full double bed, 140cm wide. Please note that the stairs are somewhat steeper than normal, which might be a challenge for travelers with reduced mobility.
We aim to provide the guests with accessories that they need when they are away from home for some time. Thus, the apartment has
* a fully equipped kitchen, including stove and microwave oven
* washing machine and drying rack
* ironer and ironing board
* high speed wireless internet (25Mbit wifi)
* 42" cable-TV with international channels
* DVD player and 200+ DVD's
* hi fi system
Interaction with Guests
Usually, and unless otherwise agreed upon, the guests will be welcomed by us when they arrive at the flat. We hand over the keys, and give some simple instructions and tips if they take an interest in it. Beyond that, we live in the house and are happy to provide assistance when desired.
"The white houses" on the Nordnes peninsula is a defining characteristic of the city of Bergen. Families, students, tourists, and all other kinds of residents thrive in this area of 300-year-old timber houses. The relaxed atmosphere, the very central location, the closeness to the sea, the park at the tip of the peninsula, and the community spirit of the Nordnes residents attract locals and foreigners alike to this area.
You will be in 8 minutes´ walking distance from the main city square Torgalmenningen.
Airport bus and other buses, light rail, and boats are all approximately 10 minutes away, while the train station is a bit less than 20 minutes away by foot. If you have light luggage, you can therefore easily take the airport bus and walk to the apartment. If you have heavy luggage, you may want to consider taking a taxi.
The apartment is smoke free.
Easy walking access to the city and train station. Charming area if you want to experience Bergen living stay here. Friendly host. Self contained cottage, it was easy to prepare a meal. Thank you having us Sveinung.
Nice apartment in a great location in the centre of Bergen. Exceptional DVD collection, too. The apartment is pretty snug for a family of four (we have two small kids), but no more so than a hotel room. Sveinung and family were very helpful.
The apartment was a sunny and cute attic apartment in a great location. It was an easy walk to many activities / sites in Bergen. The host answered any questions we had and even helped us secure a taxi to the airport when we left Bergen. The apartment was clean and met our needs. If you are a tall person, you may have trouble with the eaved ceilings (my boyfriend did), but other than that, everything was great!
Sveinung was nice to wait up late for our late arrival. he gave us good ideas for nearby food and groceries, gave us tips for the area, and the needed info to ensure we had a good stay at his family's flat.
the flat is located in a fantastic neighbor that is nearby to everything in the historic district. we had a lovely time and having this home to come back to each night made that even better.
A really pleasant experience to have spent 3 nights at Sveinung's place! The attic apartment was cosy and big enough for 4 adults. The place was fully equipped and clean. We didn't get to meet Sveinung in person, but he was really responsive and nice! We were greeted by Kristine at the door, she was really welcoming and made us felt like home right from the start! Highly recommended to stay at Sveinung's place to experience a true Norwegian home stay in Bergen!
Thank you Sveinung & Kristine!
Such a nice place. My sister & I loved staying here. Comfortable & cozy. Good amount of space. A great host who made sure we had everything we needed. In a good neighborhood (but on a steep hill!). Bergen was beautiful and it was so nice to have a good home-base.
Really well fully equipped cozy flat.
You can find there all you need and much more, like to be at your home.
Great position to reach the city center.
Sveinung and his family are kind and available for any questions.
Thanks for all.
About the Host, Sveinung
I live centrally in Bergen together with my wife and two children (5 and 2 years old). My interests incluce, among others, basketball, film, fishing, football, and political science.