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 don't do any guide farm tours.   But our guests are welcome to do nice hikes around themselves, also in agricultural area:  This village has status as one of few "Landscape parks" in Norway. And is maybe the best place to visit if you want to see some of our mixed agriculture and horticulture  fjord landscape at 60*N.   Here we have farming land from 0 to over 400 m up above sea level.   We have a network of car- and tractor roads to walk on, surrounded with patchwork of culture landscape mixed of orchards and grassland.    

We don't do any guide farm tours. 

But our guests are welcome to do nice hikes around themselves, also in agricultural area:

This village has status as one of few "Landscape parks" in Norway. And is maybe the best place to visit if you want to see some of our mixed agriculture and horticulture  fjord landscape at 60*N. 

Here we have farming land from 0 to over 400 m up above sea level. 

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

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

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