All Year: April- October
Area (ha): 10
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 38040
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Last Updated: December 14, 2017
Gygratun is a small farm just by the Hardangerfjord,
close to Folgefonna National Park with the glacier.
We keep a horse, some sheep and goats, chickens, a dog and a cat.
Here are many mountains with marked tracks, such as the famous Trolltunga,
or just beyond our farm, the 1340 m high Gygrastol with an overwhelming view.
See; www//gygratun.no and FB; Gygratun
We need help with with carpentry, gardening, cleaning, horse- and animal care.
Work is 4-6 hours a day depending on season and projects.
We who run this farm are a married couple; Leif Kongestøl and Hulda Bohlin.
Leif manages an institute for health and care and Hulda is a painter and art tutor.
For several years she has had an art studio/gallery in Rosendal. See rosendalkunstverkstad.no
It's only 7 min. to the bus stop. 40 min. drive to the parking from where you start the Trolltunga hike.
20 min. drive to the closest village, Rosendal, surrounded by beautiful high mountains
and with the wonderful Barony Rosendal from the 17th century, absolutely worth a visit.
To get to Bergen, a very nice town, it takes 3 hours on the bus,
and to Bergen Airport it takes only 2 hours by boat.
From 15 May to 15 September you can hike to Trolltunga without a guide.
From the middle of October to April, it's usually not possible to do this hike.
If you plan to go to Trolltunga you can take the bus from Ænes to the parking at Trolltunga with a change in Odda.
You'll need to start very early in the morning for this hike. It's important to have good shoes and equipment.
Also sufficient knowledge about the risks.
However there are many other hikes to do and places to visit nearby for example;
-Many mountains with marked paths, such as Gygrastol, Melderskin, Malmangernuten, Kvanto, Ulvanoso.
-Beautiful valleys with rivers such as Ænesdalen, Sundal, Gjetingsdalen, Hilldal, Muradalen and Guddal.
-Waterfalls such as Furubergsfossen, Låtefossen and Vørings-fossen.
Please read this carefully before contacting us:
We will only invite couples or friends.
You must have skills and experiences with eather carpentry, gardening or housecleaning.
You have to be:
- good at speaking and understanding English
- practical and able to adjust to farm life
- no smoker
- tidy and cleanly
- observant and considerate of the animals
- able to work independently and to do animal care, projects and chores correctly and efficiently
It is very important that you are able to take and follow instructions, especially from lists
and use the lists as checkinglists until you have learned to do it in the way we use to do here.
(We can't make changes everytime new helpers comes).
We have had some difficult experiences with helpers who have neglected
to read and follow the directions that we have made to avoid suffering for the animals
and damages on tools, items, and so on.
You must also be able to entertain yourselves.
We only invite couples or friends and you will live in your own flat or room with possibilities to cook.
We will supply you with groseries and you may suggest what we shall buy as long as it is in the budget. We produce some food at the farm.
You may visit our privat home between 16.00
and 19.00 and eat dinner with us at 16.00 when Leif comes home from work.
(No dirty workingclothes indoors. Careful handwash is important on a farm.)
If you wish to borrow our car you must pay for the diesel you use.
Vehicles, electric tools and machines can be dangerous if you do not deal with them properly.
Always ask for our permission.
Expensive damage to equipment may occur. You must be prepared to pay for uncareful use.
Citizens of EU should bring their current European Health Insurance Card.
Citizens of other countries are responsible for their own arrangements.
Best regards, Hulda and Leif