Lower your resting pulse with accommodation in historic and unique rooms. Close to the nature, the mountain, the river, the forest, the light and the sounds, in the middle of the Western Norwegian mountain and fjord landscape.
Flatheim is a small farm hotel in Viksdalen, midway on the National Tourist Route above Gaularfjellet.
Here you can find peace, lower your resting pulse, and get close to nature. You can spend the night in historic log houses with soul and charm. All the rooms are different and each has its own expression. The room is furnished with care and love in restored buildings in the yard. One of the houses is a listed heritage building and has a part from the 16th century. Around the yard, there is a cozy garden with flowers and crops. In the garden there are several areas to sit down, relax and enjoy, both outside and under cover.
The proximity to the protected Gaularvassdraget, which flows nearby, is valuable, and provides opportunities for both swimming, fishing and hiking along mountain lakes, waterfalls and clear, flowing water. Fossestien, which is a hiking path along the river, offers hikes that suit most people. You can also go on great top hikes, straight from the yard if you wish.
Primitive luxury and closeness to nature
If you would like a slightly different experience, primitive luxury and even more closeness to nature, you can spend the night in a glamping tent at the riverside.
By the river, there are areas where you can rest and barbecue. All rooms have access to kitchen facilities, but there is also the opportunity to order a 3-course dinner in the evening for guest who stays at Flatheim.
During the summer there is a summer cafe in the yard. Here you can buy coffee, refreshments, lunch, cakes, and pastries. There is also a small farm shop with interiors, sheep furs, books, and so on.
You can rent a boat, canoe, sup-board, and electric bicycle. Flatheim has a wooden fired hot tub and sauna that can be rented by advance booking.
Flatheim is a perfect starting point for excursions both to the fjords and the coast.
Norwegian Ecotourism Company
Flatheim is certified as a Norwegian Ecotourism company. It is important for Flatheim to make small impressions, convey local history, use good local goods and re-use houses and fixtures as far as possible.
Last updated: 09/11/2023
Source: Visit FjordKysten