Where do you find us?

Location

Ask Retreat Centre is situated at Ask, approx. 9 km. north of Kleppestø, on the east side of Askøy, approximately 25 km north of Bergen and 35 km north of the international airport, Flesland.

The Retreat Centre is situated undisturbed by the sea, with a great view towards Bergen. Fine possibilities for recreation and walking in the surrounding countryside. Take a look at the photos from Ask Retreat Centre.

1-2 hours flight from the main capitals of Europe

Ask Retreat Centre is an oasis of peace and quietness, just 1-2 hours by flight from the main capitals of Europe and 30 minutes by car from the centre of Bergen.

The local airport near Bergen is called ‘Flesland’. From Europe you may try to find cheap tickets to Bergen Airport Flesland (BGO) by Norwegian Air og SAS. Bergen is only approx. 1-2 hours flight from the big capitals of Europe and it takes about two hours of transportation by bus or 45 min by taxi, to get to Ask Retreat Centre!

If you choose one of the cheap direct flights you may arive one day before or leave one day after the start of the retreat. In that case you may choose to be a turist in Bergen – see the column to the right for more information – or click www.bergen-guide.com for accomodation, attractions etc in Bergen. You are also welcome to stay at Ask Retreat Centre and pay NOK 300 extra per night.

If you arrive late in the evening at the airport the day before the start of a retreat, the cheapest option is to take the bus to Bergen (NOK 85) and stay at a Guesthouse in the centre of Bergen. The next day you can explore Bergen and in the afternoon take a bus to Ask Retreat Centre. (Driving by Taxi to Ask Retreat Centre from the airport will cost you approx. NOK 700 and takes around 45 minutes!)

If arriving before 8 pm it is also possible to go by bus to Bergen Busstation (35 min and NOK 85 one way) and with a new bus from Bergen to Ask, see below.

Practical Information

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Arrival

In case you do not live in Bergen, get here by flight, train, bus or car.

Airplain or train: If you travel by airplane or train, locate the bus station (approx. 200 metres from the railway station). The bus from Flesland Airport also stops here. Then take the bus to Askøy.

Car: When you have reached Bergen, go west – road 585, over the bridge “Puddefjordsbroen” towards Sotra. Follow the signs to Askøy – road 562. Cross the bridge “Askøybroen”, and then take to the right towards Kleppestø. In Kleppestø go north, along the coast, towards Ask – approx. 9 kilometres road 563 (see the map of Askøy). At Ask you drive past a school on your right hand, down a hill and past the church on your left hand. At the bottom of the hill there is a large Spar shop to the left and Floridavegen to the right. From there you follow the description From Ask to Ask Retreat Centre.

Bus: If you go by bus it takes about 50 minutes. The bus leaves every 1 – 2 hours from the bus station or Hotel Norge. Following departures (monday to friday) go all the way to Ask: 3:10 PM, 3:45 PM, 4:15 PM and 5:18 PM. Saturday 3:08 PM and 5:18 PM and Sunday: 4.08 PM and 6.08 PM. See other or updated bus tables at www.skyss.no

You may have to switch bus at Kleppestø. Take bus no. 485 (Ask/Hanevik/Åsebø). The bus from Bergen takes 50 minutes to Ask. The bus stop at Ask is named Florida. From the bus stop at Ask, you follow the description From Ask to Ask Retreat Centre.

Map of Ask and the road to Ask Retreat Centre

Ask Retreat Centre

ASK Retreat Centre is situated at Ask, approx. 9 km. north of Kleppestø, on the east side of Askøy, approximately 25 km north of Bergen and 35 km north of the international airport, Flesland.

The Retreat Centre is situated undisturbed by the sea, with a great view towards Bergen. Fine possibilities for recreation and walking in the surrounding countryside.

From Ask to ASK Retreat Centre:

At The Main RoadAt the bus stop (and the sign ASK and Ask kurssenter >) you take a 90 degree, eastern turn into a new, narrow road named Floridavegen. 100 m up the road slopes down passing a yellow congregation house, on your right hand. Continue down hill. When you have reached the plain area, you continue on a gravelled road to the right. Pass by two houses, up the hill and then down hill again, to the right. The road ends at a parking place, not far from the sea, and from there you can see Ask Retreat Centre. The distance between the bus stop and Ask Retreat Centre is approx. 1 km.

Welcome to Ask Retreat Centre!

Bergen City

Visit Bergen!

As Bergen is a wonderfull old city between the sea and seven mountains you may wish to stay a little longer before and/or after the retreat enjoying both the city and the surrunding mountains and fjords. If that is the case take a look at this page for accomodation, attractions etc in Bergen: www.bergen-guide.com

The most popular round trip from Bergen is called ‘Norway in a Nutshell‘, a one day trip which starts and end in Bergen.

Address to Ask Retreat Centre are:

Ask Retreat Cenre
Floridavegen 81
5307 ASK
Norway

Please call if you have difficulties finding us:

Bjarke: +47 908 67 062
Audhild: +47 957 26 168

Ask Retreat Centre

ASK Retreat Centre is situated at Ask, approx. 9 km. north of Kleppestø, on the east side of Askøy, approximately 25 km north of Bergen and 35 km north of the international airport, Flesland.

The Retreat Centre is situated undisturbed by the sea, with a great view towards Bergen. Fine possibilities for recreation and walking in the surrounding countryside.