Practical information

Practical information – prepare for your journey

How to get here

The closest town and hub for public transport to Fanøy is Florø. There are several ways to get from Florø to Fanøy, be it by ferry, taxi boat or your own boat. If you are coming from afar, you can get to Florø by plane, car, bus or boat.

Plane

Florø has its own airport with direct routes to Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Molde and Ålesund. From Florø Airport to Florø Harbour, you can take either bus or taxi and it is only 5 minutes driving time from the airport to the city centre. More information about transport to and from the airport can be found here: Avinor

Car

Do you plan to drive to Florø? You can park your car at Florø Harbour, close to where the boat departs. It is also possible to take the car with you on certain departures, but then a place must be booked in advance.

Bus

There are express buses from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim to Førde, you can find tickets at www.vy.no For route information between Førde and Florø, go to Kringom

Boat

Experience the magnificent Norwegian coast from Bergen-Florø with Norled. The express boat from Bergen docks at Florø Harbour, so it’s easy to get from there to Fanøy. Tickets for the express boat can be bought here: Norled. From the ferry terminal (Fugleskjærskaia) at Florø Harbour, there are several daily departures to Fanøy. Timetables and tickets can be found here: Fjord1. It is also possible to hire your own shuttle boat with the local taxi boat company Havskyss, contact info can be found here: Havskyss

If you travel by your own boat, there is a guest pier in Søre Fanøyvåg, not far from where you arrive by ferry.

Information about routes and timetables on the ferry can be found on the website of the ferry company: Fjord1. Please note that on some of the departures (especially on the return departure on Wednesdays) you must book tickets in advance.

Around the island

The island is best explored on foot, and it is a short and easy walk from the quay to the cabin. We therefore recommend leaving the car in the car park close to the ferry terminal in Florø. However, as mentioned, it is possible to take your car on some of the ferries if you need to. You must book a place in advance, and be aware that not all ferries will have space for a car. There is no designated parking space at the cottage, but street parking is possible.

From the quay, take the first road to the right and follow it for about 120m. You then turn left and follow the road for approx. 450m, turn left again, and after approx. 35m you will see a green gate on the left. You have arrived at Fanøy Island Lodge. -Welcome!

Food and drink

Close to the ferry quay on Fanøy is the grocery shop Nærbutikken Batalden. Here you will find everything you need in terms of food and drink. The shop is mainly self-service, except during a defined core time around the scheduled ferry call in the afternoon, and is therefore easily accessible both late and early. The shop is actually open from 07:00-23:00 365 days a year! In addition to a good selection of food and a great fruit and vegetable section, the store offers services such as the national lottery, a library, kayak hire and tourist information.

Here you can also find a selection of goods ranging from flowers and toys to fishing equipment. In connection with the store, there is a cozy coffee corner where everyone is most welcome to relax with a cup of coffee. Several times a year there are social events in the coffee corner.

Kayak hire

Batalden Landhandel has two kayaks for hire, the price is NOK 300 per kayak a day. Included in the price is oar, life jacket, oar pad, oar line and splash cover. To rent, you must be over 18 years old and have completed a certified course in kayaking. Kayaks can be pre-ordered or rented directly. To order, call Batalden Landhandel tel. +47 46 17 20 70 between 15-17 (Mon-Fri) and 13-16 (Sat).

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