Welcome to the factory by the fjord!
There is now light in all the windows in the old textile mill by the fjord. Arne Fabrikker, founded in 1846, was the first textile mill on the west coast of Norway and grew to be the biggest one in the country. This was the very start of the industrialism in West Norway. In 1978 the light was turned off.
Oleana has now opened the doors to show how it looks when Norway’s still youngest textile factory has moved to one of the oldest ones. Every day we get this special feeling of being a part of a long and proud historical context, as the textile industry is the oldest industry in the world.
More than 70 employees have their workday at Oleana and this has given new optimism to the old industrial village in Ytre Arna. Oleana is the only knitting factory in the country which is still knitting and sewing all their products in Norway. Our doors are open so that people can walk around and see the products being made. May be you would like to shop or relax and have a cup of coffee in “The Dye house” whilst you rest your eyes at the fjord just outside the big windows.
Our hope is that a visit to “Oleana, the factory by the fjord” will be a good experience!
Our production is open until 15.00 hrs. Monday to Friday. It will be a good idea to place your visit during those hours if you want to see how an Oleana garment is knitted, linked and sown together.
Openinghours in our shop
If you want to stop by the shop, it is open Monday – Saturday
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 09.00 - 16.00
Thursday 09.00 - 18.00
Saturday 11.00 - 15.00
How to get to the factory by public transportation from Bergen
Train and bus: Take the train from Bergen train station to Arna train station, it takes 8 minutes. From Arna, take bus no. 91 to Ytre Arna.Bus no. 91 is corresponding with the train.
Train timetable Bergen - Arna
Bus timetable Arna - Ytre Arna
Bus via Åsane: Take bus from Bergen bus station to Åsane bus station. From Åsane, take bus no. 91 to Ytre Arna.
Bus timetable Åsane - Ytre Arna
Here you can find the factory: