Have fun in the countryside! Cuddle cute animals and play in the hay on a Norwegian farm. Taste hearty home-made farm food and award-winning cheeses and ciders!
Tasty adventures with HANEN
HANEN is a Norwegian organisation that promotes local food, outdoor activities, and freshwater fishing. Several of HANEN’s members offer accommodation, activities, cafés, and farm shops where you can see, taste, and buy local food and drink to bring home.
A farm holiday eases your stress, and brings with it infectious laughter, and new, four-legged friends – you don’t need a yoga instructor to give your family a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Bring the kids along to one of Norway’s welcoming visitor farms, the whole family is sure to have a wonderful time!
Farms for animal lovers
Young animal lovers can cuddle rabbits, feed hens, and run around with goats (watch your phone and hairpins – goats eat everything!). You might even get to ride a horse or drive a real tractor! When you need to replenish, you can visit the farm café that serves locally sourced food.
Walk with the alpacas
Walking with alpacas is a very popular activity! Many Norwegian farms have alpacas and llamas, since their soft, warm wool is perfect for both traditional and modern knitwear. These curious and gentle animals will undoubtedly make you laugh along the way!
Idyllic summer pasture farms
Many farms are situated in stunning and tranquil cultural landscapes where it's easy to find serenity. For centuries, farmers have brought their livestock to graze in summer at small mountain farms, called seter in Norwegian. Today, sheep, cows, and goats still take a mandatory “summer holiday” to graze, usually from May to late August. These summer pasture farms contain small, traditional cabins.
World class cheese
Visit a farm café to sample coffee, waffles and homemade dairy products, such as sour cream, freshly churned butter, and delicious cheeses, served with freshly baked homemade bread or crispbread. Kids also love the caramel candy made of goat milk. Lush Norwegian grass makes the milk both nutritious and tasty.
Some farms are open for day visitors only, while others offer accommodation. A farm stay is a great way to explore the countryside, and try out activities like hiking, cycling, fishing and paddling. Some farms also offer luxurious accommodation - perfect for a getaway for two! Relax and recharge in quiet surroundings - and indulge your taste buds with local culinary delights.
Enjoy a glass of liquid gold! In recent years, many Norwegian fruit farmers have begun producing a variety of local farm-made foods and drinks. In the cider mecca of Hardanger, you can sample locally-produced juices and ciders surrounded by stunning fjords. Freshly picked fruit can also be purchased from the many farm shops and roadside fruit stands. Or why not try picking your own?
Stroll among orchards and vineyards in the lush Fruit Village of Gvarv in Telemark in Eastern Norway! Spend the night inside a wine barrel or visit craft breweries where local fruit is the main ingredient.
Plan your farm activities
Explore Norway's many farms and mountain farms!
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