Norwegian settlements seem specially designed for farm holidays, as the farms are often extremely idyllic, and also offer plenty of nature-based activities in the immediate vicinity, like hiking, fishing, horse riding, and kayaking.
On many farms you get to help with the chores and learn about the daily operation and the animals, or about how to farm organically. And if you really want to get into eco-friendly farming, you can volunteer as a wwoofer (yes, that’s wwoofing with two Ws) on more than a hundred Norwegian farms.
More and more farms are modernized in harmony with the original style. Some host mostly adults seeking peace and quiet in good company, whilst others are specifically designed for lively families with children who run in all directions and enjoy everything from dwarf rabbits to cows, or take part in the agricultural work.
And the food? Let’s just say that most of the ingredients are extremely local – and that food critics rave about the culinary delights many of the farms serve.
Several Norwegian farms offer both farm activities and accommodation. While some are only open for day trips, others are great basecamps for exploring the area. You can usually go hiking, cycling, and fishing in beautiful terrain close to the farm.
Some farms also offer longer farm holidays and high standard accommodation well suited for a romantic holiday. Here, you can really relax and enjoy delicious (and extremely local) food amid Norwegian farm traditions.