Not just for the children
A farm holiday is especially suitable for the children, but adult may also rediscover their inner child and relive old memories of holidays past, when staying at a Norwegian farm. If you prefer not to stay at the form overnight, there are also farms that offer daytime visits with tours and introduction to old farming methods, food traditions and many other things.
Find farms to visit:
The farms are open to the public in the summer season, often free of charge.
Even in Oslo some farms are open:
Nordre Lindeberg farm is open all year and has horses, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats. There is also a café which is open every day except Saturdays.
Bogstad Manor is open all year. In the summer you can see all the animals outside: Sheep, horses, cows, pigs, rabbits and hens.
Plenty of animals at the Barnas Gård Hunderfossen children's farm
At the Barnas Gård Hunderfossen children's farm near Lillehammer, the entire family can get to know various animals. The animals here are all used to children and may safely be petted.
You can get to know all the usual farm animals, such as sheep, cows, horses, goats, pigs, hens, rabbits, dogs and cats, in addition to guinea pigs, parakeet, peacocks, geese, ducks, pheasants, miniature pigs, mini cows, donkeys, pony, mules, alpaca, and lamas.
You can also try the pedal-tractors and jumping in the hay.
Try the mountain farm life at Lesja
At Lora, north in the Gudbrandsdalen valley, not far from Dombås and Lesja, lies Brenden mountain farm at 3,000 feet above sea-level and in hiking-friendly terrain. Here, you can experience traditional mountain farm life aith animals, making cheese, churning butter and milking the animals. Enjoy traditional food from local ingredients: Rømmegrøt (a porridge made from sour cream), cured meat, sour cream waffles and bread.
If you prefer to spend the night, you can do so in an old farm building from 1727, with a bedroom and living-room with a fireplace. Brenden mountain farm also offers week-long courses in how a traditional mountain farm was run back in the old days, in case you want to try being a modern milk-maid.
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