Short break to the Norwegian fjords

“A four day break in the Aurland region of Norway to explore the fjords either hiking on land or from the water, sea kayaking or taking a boat trip. Accommodation at family friendly farmstay. ”


Aurlandfjord | Hiking in Aurland | Turildfossen waterfall | Lærdal Tunnel | Fjord sea kayaking | Mountain farm visit | Farmstay

Description of Short break to the Norwegian fjords

Retreat to the fjords of Norway to enjoy comfortable and stylish accommodation on a family-run farmstead. The river lodge and architect designed house both offer relaxation and unique accommodation close to the fjord and surrounding mountains.

Relax in the hot tub and sauna after a day hiking in the mountains where spectacular views of the fjords and surrounding landscapes await. This short break can be tailored to your requirements and includes guided walks and home-cooked local cuisine.

To access this beautiful Aurland region of Norway, fly to either Bergen or Oslo and we can advise on transfers. Car rental is an option, although you can also travel by train, with a superb journey up to Aurland. This trip is available between June and September.

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This holiday is available between June and September. Please get in touch with us to request availability for your travel dates.

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Short break to the Norwegian fjords

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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).

1 Reviews of Short break to the Norwegian fjords

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Getting to see the Northern Lights - we were very lucky to have had a clear night to see them. They were amazing.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The holiday was seamless. Great advice, good app and the holiday ran like clockwork.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Probably not so much for this trip. We ate locally in Tromso and hopefully the accommodation in Metfjord will invest some of the money from our trip into
preserving their wonderful environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We've just returned from the Norwegian Arctic Winter Break. Matt at the tour operator was very knowledgeable and helpful. He tailored the trip to
suit our requirements. They have a great app which had our itinerary, maps, contacts, booking details which made the trip seamless. The accommodation
in Tromso was the very best and at the apartment at Metfjord Brygge was excellent. Food was great and the staff really helpful. We had a guide who
organised the Northern lights trip and the Sea Safari - he was really enthusiastic, knowledgeable and really good to be around. All in all this was a 10/10 trip
from start to finish. Thank you.

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