Short break to the Norwegian fjords

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Short break to the Norwegian fjords



The farmstead has been in the host’s family for generations. For this reason alone the current owners are proud to share it with their guests and cherish the farm and surroundings for future generations including their own children. One of the hosts is a master builder who specialises in building projects up in the mountains and restoring old wooden houses. His skills and craftsmanship are apparent throughout the estate. The farm buildings and fisherman’s lodge have been carefully restored – always with the environment at the forefront of the development work. The aim is that guests will feel and understand the history of the farm and the local community through the walls that surround them. Materials used are often recycled from old houses including windows and boarding. Furniture is also a mix of second-hand, upcycled and new.


One of the reasons that the younger generation of this farming family returned to the farm from the city was to give their children access to nature. Their passion for the outdoors and wildlife is inherent to how the estate is developed and managed. The nearby river has been a mecca for angling enthusiasts for centuries and provides delicious salmon. Therefore the hosts ensure that they take responsibility for protecting it and cleaning it. All of the walks offered ensure that guests leave no trace and actively enjoy appreciating the wildlife and natural beauty of the surroundings.


The activity programs offered at this guesthouse encourage a sustainable approach to local sightseeing. Instead of driving all of the time, guests are encouraged to hike, sea kayak, row or cycle.


Friends & neighbours
Aurland benefits from being surrounded by fertile land – perfect for farming, grazing and orchards. The mountains, rivers and fjord provide food products which are fresh, wild and delicious. Fish, seafood, lamb, deer and goat are often featured on the menu. The hosts at the guesthouse celebrate the local produce which is a passion for them. Food served here is local and organic wherever possible. The hosts also grow their own food on their land and compost waste.
The farm is part of the SAKTE alliance, an organisation of food and craft producers and activity providers that offer local products based on the World Heritage site. Sakte is Norwegian for slow, as in slow food. The farm uses local suppliers including: bread from the local organic bakery in Aurland, goat meat from a local goat farmer, local beer and other local products. The hosts also encourage guests to visit local suppliers and to try the local cuisine.

Local crafts and culture
As craftspeople themselves, the hosts value the talent of others nearby and campaign to promote traditional, local skills and products. An example of this is the nearby Aurlandsskoen shoe factory, now the only remaining shoe factory in Norway. Guests are encouraged to visit the factory and purchase a handcrafted pair of ‘Weejuns’ (NOR-weegians).

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