Travelling in theNorth of Norway - the land of adventure - it is natural for most visitors to pay a visit to Bodø. Stop briefly at Bertnes - 9 km along the main road, Rv 80, from Bodø - and experience a little of what nature itself has created of shapes and colours in rocks and minerals. And see also what we make from these raw materials. Every artifact and jewel is unique and every stone has its own particular identity, with its own colours, shapes and patterns, from untreated rocks to the most exquisite jewels set in handmade mountings.
In the rock smithy - our workshop - we make most of the products we sell in the shop. Most of the raw materials we use come from the mountains that surrond the Salten Fjord, such as pink marble, black and white granite and green amazonite, whilst some rocks come from other parts of Norway or abroad. Our selection of gift articles have been well received by the buying public, and are often bought for private and public occations, as gifts to friends, jubilees and gifts of acknowledgement from firms - frequently with inscriptions.
In this region, just north of the Arctic Circle - between the sea and the mountains, with strong contrasts in the weather - both summer and winter - the elements make their mark on the people who live here. We have tried to create some of these contrasts in our products. We have illustrated this by using roughly hewn sides together with the blank polished surfaces in a few of our larger articles. Take your time. Come in and look. No entrance or parking fees.
Our selection of products includes:
Rocks and minerals - jewellery - belts - pearl and stone necklaces -stone clocks and barometers - lamps - pen-holders - souvenirs - candles and candlesticks - heat and fireplace flagstones - table slabs -sportsprizes and trophies - equipment for gold prospecting.
Cafe Mineral - with bar and pub - is the latest addition to Bertnes Geo-Senter.
We serve warm and cold meals. We arrange meetings, parties and Christmas dinners among other things. In the course of a very short time we have already had many visitors. The cafe is fully licensed and accommodate 40 - 48 guests. Part of our rock collection is on display in the cafe.
Company: Bertnes Geo-Senter (etablert 1980)
Address: Fenesvn. 4, Bertnes - N-8020 BODØ
Phone: +47 755 18303
Fax: +47 755 18088
Owner: H. Kvalnes