Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri is located on one of the beautiful islands in Austevoll municipality, south of Bergen, with the sea and its long history as a backdrop. The siting of an inn here was established in accordance with a royal decree of the 16th century, when the Danish King Christian IV decided that one should be built corresponding to each half- or full day's journey in the shipping lane.
Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri itself was built at the end of the 17th century and has been taking in guests for more than 300 years. Today, one of our big attractions is the hosts' son Ørjan Johannessen, recently awarded first place in the European professional cooking competition 'Bocuse d'Or Europe 2012'. Every once in a while he can be found among the cooking pots at Gjestgiveriet, at least when he's not practising for the world championships to be held in Lyon in January 2013.
Bekkjarvik itself and Austevoll as a whole are lively places with a large number of annual cultural events, including concerts large and small, art exhibitions, revues and similar.