Norwegian Island Idse

View of sea and mouintains

View of sea and mountains

Our summer-house, that I wrote about in the previous post and a few others. Is as many of you have gathered a place I come to relax. It is situated on an island close to the quite famous Lysefjorden where you can find the pulpit rock. I find the scenery quite beautiful and dramatic. The photo above is taken from the bay where our summer-house is. The name of the bay is Kjeksevåg which translates to Biscuit Bay

Small house

Small house

The island’s name is Idse and it’s not a very large island, but not too small either. You have a few people living there and there are a few farms and quite a few summer houses. There used to be a school here but now there aren’t enough children on the island to keep the school and with the bride going over to the mainland it’s not a very long bus ride over to the nearest school.

Small farm with horses

Small farm with horses

I love how I can be this close to home and still get away to a quiet life with beautiful nature and where you can slow down and not stress. Some of the houses and farms are very picturesque and you feel like you’re in a very different time and place then when you’re in Stavanger. And it’s just an hour 15 minutes drive or a 30 minutes boat ride away!

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10 thoughts on “Norwegian Island Idse

  1. Karen says:

    Seems like a perfect place to relax and/or be creative.
    In case I didn’t mention this earlier: I love dramatic skies. 😉

  2. Jack Eason says:

    Sounds absolutely idyllic Mas, you lucky thing 😉

  3. it looks like a lovely place for a writers retreat. Just peaceful. Enjoy.

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  5. Bre Nettles says:

    Hello – I stumbled across your blog. I live in the U.S. (MN), but my family was from Idse Island. Our last name was changed to Idso. I would love to see more pictures of the island if you are willing to share. My Great Grandpa that came from the Island had a butcher shop in Iowa, but we are also farmers. So pics of some of the original farms would be such a blessing. Thank you

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