Get a glimps of life at some of the oldest, yet also most modern farms in Hardanger
Come close to the landscape, the people, the history and everyday life here by staying in a farm house in Bleie, and do some easy hiking around in the farmland of our village.
These farms have been exactly where they are today for almost a thousand years. The oldest preserved legal document in Norway is the "Bleie-diploma", which dictates grazing rights and fencing duties for the individual farms.
We have a network of car- and tractor roads to walk on, surrounded with patchwork of culture landscape mixed of orchards and grassland.
You walk on your own responsibility, but only on farmland's roads, not into the grass fields, and of course no stealing of fruit - always close a gate properly.
Take only photos, leave only footprints
And even higher up you meet the animals grassing in their summer pasture area.
On top of our village we have a White jewel : Folgefonna glacier national park - easy to access by foot from our farm, or drive with car to a free parking lot in Reiseter, the uppermost farm.
From there you walk.
The view is breathtaking