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Be a mountain farmer for a day Living history! Perched out on a rocky knoll overlooking Oppstrynsvatnet (Oppstryn Lake) lies the abandoned farm called Segestad. The trail up to Segestad, which winds up the mountain beside the mighty Glomnesfoss (Glomnes waterfall), not only takes you high up in the mountains but also on a journey back in time. The farm, which is open for visitors, provides a unique insight into how mountain farmers managed to survive only a few generations ago. On the farm you will find information boards about life here in the old days, and you can even jump around in the hay in the barn!
The Segestad Farm lies 314 m above sea level on the northern side of Strynevatnet. Tour description: First you must travel to Hjelle in Oppstryn. From there appr. 1 km on a farm road Glomnes. This is where the trail up to Segestad begins. Allow 1 hour for the ascent. From the farm (314 m.o.h.) there is a beautiful view to Hjelledalen, Erdalen, and most of the surrounding mountains.
About Segestad Farm: The path from Glomnes to Segestad is steep, and before 1723 they had to use a stepladder to reach the farm. All goods which had to be transported to and from the farm, had to be carried on one`s back, up and down the steep path. Several archaeological sites going back to Bronse Age (1500 -500 BC) have been found in Glomsdalen. The last farmer, Jon Sigdestad, died at home in 1961, 69 years old.
Segestad is one of the Fjord Trails - 20 unforgettable hikes in Nordfjord. www.nordfjord.no/fjordtrails
Parking before Glomnes. Parking fee.