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Rent free outdoor equipment

Looking for outdoor equipment you can rent for free? Look no further.

Living in Bergen means great opportunities for outdoor activities. But maybe you don’t have the right equipment. Don’t worry. Bergen has several options when it comes to renting outdoor equipment for free or for a small fee. For non-norwegians, you may have to get a norwegian mobile number in order to be able to book.

Bergen Municipality

Offers free rental of canoos, kayak and bicycles. You have to send in an application via Aktiv Kommune. Only in Norwegian.  

BUA

This is a national association that aims to make it easy for children and young people to have different activities available through lending out free outdoor equipment.

What dies it cost?

It’s totally free.

What can I rent?

You can rent skiis, kajaks, bicycles etc. Mostly bought new. 

How does it work?

You must register with name, email, date of birth, address and a Norwegian phone number. If you do not have one, you need to authorize someone who does or get a written authorization from someone who does. If this is not possible, you can team up with some friends and get a Norwegian sim card for your phone. 

Where in Bergen?

BUA Askøy. Klampavikvegen 1. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 16.00-18.00 pm

BUA Frekhaug. Havnevegen 45. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 17.00-19.00 pm

BUA Hjellestad. Grendatunvegen 15. Open Thursdays 17.00-20.00 pm

BUA Melkeplassen. By Fysak Melkeplassen. Open Mondays and Thursdays 16.00-20.00 pm

BUA Vestkanten. On Vestkanten shopping center. Open Mondays and Thursdays 16.00-20.00 pm

BUA Øygarden. Hamramyra 2. Call to make an appointment. 

BUA Åstveit. Åstveithallen in Tertnesveien 31. Open Tuesdays and Fridays 16.00-20.00 pm.

Please visit BUAs web site for more information, registration and info on what you can rent (only in Norwegian) and skyss.no for travel planning. 

Skattkammeret

This is run by Kirkens Bymisjon, but is also part of the BUA network. 

Kong Oscars gt. 62. Open Mondays 11.00 – 14.00, Wednesdays from 15.00 –  18.00 pm and Fridays 11.00 – 14.00.

People over 20 yrs has to pay a small symbolic fee when renting. 

BSI – Bergen Student Sports 

The biggest student organisation in Bergen. If you are a member you can rent free equipment from BSI. The equipment is rented out on a first come, first serve basis. It is not possible to reserve equipment in advance or rent outside the opening hours. BSI Friluft organized trips has first priority to equipment.