Have you ever wanted to experience life living on an old traditional Norwegian mountain farm? If the answer is YES then this is the place for you. Until recently Bjørkheimstølen was a derelict farm, but in recent years has been completely renovated and managed by Else "Sprossa" Rønnevig, who restored it to how it would have been 70 years ago. Nowadays during summertime, cows and sheep are farmed here. There are farms nearby where you can buy fresh milk, cream, cheese and butter.
In the surrounding mountains you can fish or go for mountains hikes, with many scenic routes to choose from. The area is a dream for photo enthusiasts with many beautiful motives to choose from including nature, landscapes and animals. In the local area there are different types of grouse, and often cranes can be heard in the morning and evening.
Bjørkheimstølen is situated 1000 meters above sea level, with stunning views towards Reinsennvatnet, Nøsakampen, Skogshorn and Gråskarvet (which is over 1700 meters above sea level).
There is no tap water or electricity in Bjørkheimstølen. Instead, water is collected in jugs from a water station just off the road about 1 km from the farm. We use mountain birch for heating which is used both on the wood stove and in the fireplace.
In the tee-pee there is a campfire used for heating and cooking. If you need to charge small electrical items, you are welcome to use our diesel powered generator.